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Warragamba Dam, Warragamba

4.5
#149 of 344 in Sightseeing in New South Wales
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Warragamba Dam, a concrete gravity dam, creates Lake Burragorang, the primary reservoir for water supply for the Australian city of Sydney, New South Wales.The dam impounds the Coxs, Kowmung, Nattai, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, and Warragamba rivers, within the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment; and the dam wall is located approximately to the southwest of Sydney central business district, near the town of Wallacia. Constructed between 1948 and 1960, the dam created capacity for a reservoir of 2031GL and is fed by a catchment area of. The surface area of the lake covers of the now flooded Burragorang Valley. Enhancements to the dam were completed in 2009, including the addition of an auxiliary spillway to manage extreme flood events.A small hydroelectric power station is incorporated into the design of the dam and may operate at times of peak discharge; but has rarely generated power in recent years.
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  • Great views, lots of areas to go to see the dam at different angles. Information centre was great to learn about the building of the village. Lovely picnic grounds so next time I visit I will bring a ...  more »
  • Lovely grounds, nice info centre with interactive displays and kid's activities. You can now access more of the dam than before. It's an interesting place to go for locals and visitors alike. Would be...  more »
  • Warragamba dam is a fantastic place to visit with the family. Only 20 odd minutes of the main route to the Blue Mountains is the dam. The visitor centre is set up for families and is interactive. Ther...  more »
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  • Easy access , plenty of parking , so quet , great picnic areas , clean facilities , childrens activities indoirs and outdoors available , fabulouse views and staff .
  • Very informative place how the water is conserved and filtered before distributing. Nice place to go for family picnic.
  • Not as u remember it. Changed so much all the fun things are gone.
  • One of the most beautiful place, sightseeing and picnicking with children . Great outdoor
  • Initially, we were a bit confused as the visitors' information centre had relocated to near the dam and the main road says access is only for Sydney Waters. However taking the bypass, we found the way. Unfortunately the dam walkway closed at 4.00 pm. We still had a good time out around the dam. A nice drive, small village and animal farms with the dam, overall turned out to be a memorable experience with fun for the whole family.