Excursion program

Excursion program

Students with the Warragamba pipeline

Gets a hands-on experience with Sydney's water supply.

Please note that due to COVID-19 and physical distancing restrictions, all excursions to Warragamba Dam have been suspended.

School excursions to Warragamba Dam

A school excursion to Warragamba Dam - one of the world's largest domestic water supply dams - is an inspiring day out, with learning outcomes for students of all ages across a variety of subject areas.

Our free school excursion program offers primary and high school students the chance to explore all aspects of modern water supply, and to learn about water through hands-on activities in our Warragamba Dam Visitor Centre.

The program is linked to the requirements of the New South Wales Curriculum, and the Australian Curriculum as it is implemented in NSW schools. Where required, we can tailor the program to meet the needs of your students.

Our school excursions must be pre-booked and can include escorted access to the Warragamba Dam wall itself, which is usually off-limits to the public. Experiencing the dam close-up makes it a day to remember!

Primary school excursions

We have created education programs across the NSW primary curriculum. Topics and activities have been tailored for students from Early Stage 1 through to Stage 3.

Students in lesson

Lessons include syllabus linked activities.

High school excursions

Our programs for high schools are linked to the NSW syllabus for the Australian Curriculum set by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) across the subject areas of Geography, Science and Chemistry (7-10) and Senior Science. Excursions to Warragamba Dam may include hands-on syllabus linked lessons and group activities, the Water for Life exhibition, and a field visit to the dam.

The dam tour

A highlight of the Warragamba Dam experience, the dam tour takes students to the crest of the dam to show them Lake Burragorang, which holds four times as much water as Sydney Harbour and stores 80% of Sydney's drinking water. With this dramatic view as a backdrop, students will hear the story of the dam and can ask questions.

Excursion Forms and Information

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WaterNSW school excursion terms and conditions - Read our terms and conditions before you confirm a date for your excursion.

WaterNSW frequently asked questions - Information that will assist you in planning and preparing for your excursion to Warragamba Dam.


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