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Warragamba Dam, Warragamba
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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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  • An interesting location with ample picnic spots. Amongst nature for those who prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle. An inexpensive outing for young families. 
  • We stopped in late one wet Sunday afternoon and although we were too late to go in the visitor centre we were more than happy with the beautiful Gardens and interesting views across the dam. There are...  more »
  • This Visitor's Centre has a great interactive display covering the construction of the Dam & the local environment now. Also, there are nice gardens & lovely picnic areas in the vicinity. Also, the vi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful, quiet & impressive in size. Lots of picnic tables & great local bakery 5 mins away.
  • Good views. Excellent visitor centre. Free bus takes you from the visitor centre down onto dam or to the dam's base. Barrier prevents you walking along most of the dam's length
  • Brought our students with learning disabilities here...awesome excursion
  • Great day out and interesting. Gorgeous picnic area.