Where you can go

Where you can go

WaterNSW encourages visitors to a network of recreation areas near its dams and reservoirs set in natural bushland. These locations are usually an easy drive from Sydney and offer ideal locations for picnics and sightseeing: 

Warragamba DamWarragamba Dam and Visitor Centre

Woronora DamWoronora Dam

Cataract DamCataract Dam

Cordeaux DamCordeaux Dam

Nepean DamNepean Dam

Avon DamAvon Dam

Wingecarribee DamWingecarribee Reservoir

Fitzroy FallsFitzroy Falls Reservoir

Bendeela Recreation AreaBendeela Recreation Area

Tallowa DamTallowa Dam


Places you can go within national parks

The Special Areas overlap with large areas of national parks. The following sites are accessible to the public within Special Areas - though activities are restricted and access beyond any locked gates is not permitted:

Burragorang Lookout

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Burragorang lookout is on the edge of a cliff at Nattai approximately 40 minutes by car from Warragamba Dam. You can drive to the lookout which has spectacular views of Lake Burragorang.

The Katoomba to Mittagong walking track

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The Katoomba to Mittagong walking track passes through two walking corridors in the Special Areas. You can walk across the Coxs River and over Mount Cookem and across the Wollondilly River over Beloon Pass to the Nattai River valley. This walk should only be undertaken by experienced bushwalkers.

McMahons Lookout

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You can drive to McMahons Lookout via the unsealed Kings Tableland Road south of Wentworth Falls for a different view of Lake Burragorang.

Yerranderie Township

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You can drive to the historic Yerranderie silver mining town via the unsealed Oberon Colong Stock Route. This is the only public access road to Yerranderie. 

Walls Cave, Blackheath

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You can walk to Walls Cave, a significant Aboriginal heritage site, via the Walls Cave walking track beginning at Evans Lookout Road in Blackheath.

Woodford Catchment

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Some areas of the Woodford Special Area are open for recreational use. You can walk and ride bicycles in the Blue Mountains National Park within the Special Area which can be accessed from Winbourne Road or Clearview Parade.

Signs clearly mark no entry areas including Woodford Dam and Lake Woodford.

Narrow Neck lookout, Katoomba

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You can walk and ride a bicycle to Narrow Neck lookout south from Katoomba. Bicycles are not permitted beyond the lookout via Tarros Ladder or west of the Narrow Neck fire tower via Carlon's Head.


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