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All information on this page is taken from the WaterNSW Website, who operate Warragamba Dam. For more information their website is http://www.waternsw.com.au/supply/visit/warragamba-dam

 

Visit the Dam

Look out at Warragamba Dam and see the past and future of Sydney's water supply. Marvel at this engineering masterpiece as it nestles quietly in native bushland. Delve into the history of the dam builders who laboured to create one of the world's largest domestic water supply dams. Look into the future at the interactive 'Water for Life' exhibition. Just a 30 minute drive from Penrith, or one hour from Sydney's CBD, bring the family and escape the everyday at Warragamba Dam.

 

Lookout points

View at the Visitor Centre

There are three viewing platforms at the Warragamba Dam Visitor Centre which offer excellent vistas of the upstream dam wall and Lake Burragorang.

 

Warragamba Dam Wall

Pedestrian access to parts of Warragamba Dam wall is available on weekends and public holidays ONLY between 10am and 4pm , except Christmas Day and Good Friday. 

A mobility bus will be available on the 1st Sunday of every month and public holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).

 

Eighteenth Street Warragamba

A few minutes drive from the dam through the Warragamba township, the Eighteenth Street Lookout provides a view of the auxiliary spillway and a distant view of Warragamba Dam wall. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Please note the Eighteenth Street Viewing Platform is currently closed due to the identification of Asbestos Containing Material on the adjoining land. The viewing platform will need to remain closed until further notice while the appropriate cleanup and remediation process is undertaken. 

 

Burragorang Lookout

Take a 40 minute drive from Warragamba Dam to Burragorang Lookout, managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service, the lookout offers panoramic views of Lake Burragorang.

Opening hours

 

Dam grounds

8am to 5pm daily
Extended hours, 8am to 6pm, on weekends and public holidays during daylight saving time
Entry is free
No entry is permitted 15 minutes prior to closing time

Visitor Centre

10am to 4pm daily
Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday
Entry is free

 

Directions

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Warragamba Dam is about 65 kilometres, or a one hour drive, west of the Sydney CBD.

Travelling west on the Western Motorway (M4):

  • Turn left onto the Northern Road and travel to Wallacia

  • Take Silverdale Road and Production Avenue to Warragamba Dam.

Driving from the southern suburbs and Campbelltown:

  • Take the Northern Road

  • Turn left onto Park Road, Luddenham and travel to Wallacia

  • Take Silverdale Road and Production Avenue to Warragamba Dam.

Travelling east on the Western Motorway (M4):

  • Take Mulgoa Road and travel to Wallacia

  • Take Silverdale Road and Production Avenue to Warragamba Dam.

Tuesday, 17th February 2015

 

ICONIC WARRAGAMBA DAM WALL TO RE-OPEN FOR

PUBLIC ACCESS FROM MARCH

 

Member for Wollondilly Jai Rowell MP and Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water Kevin Humphries today announced parts of the Warragamba Dam wall are set to reopen to the public on weekends and public holidays, after being off-limits for over 17 years.

“Warragamba Dam was closed to the public in 1998 when construction began on a series of major upgrades and since that time there has been considerable public interest in accessing the dam wall.

“Works are now underway to allow visitors to walk along a section of the Warragamba dam wall on weekends and public holidays (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) with access to be allowed from mid-March.”

“I am very pleased to announce that from mid-March, people will once again be given the chance to walk along a section of Warragamba Dam wall and enjoy the sweeping views of beautiful Lake Burragorang,” Mr Rowell said.

“Warragamba Dam has long been a popular tourist destination and access to the dam wall will further enhance the visitor experience.

Mr Humphries said that when the dam wall reopens, visitors will also be able to access a terraced area below the dam to see a close view of the downstream face of the dam wall.

“The views from the terraced area adjacent to the dam, offer the chance for visitors to gain a better understanding of the scale of this magnificent piece of infrastructure,” he said.

“Warragamba is an easy drive from Sydney and is an ideal location for a family picnic and for sightseeing.

“About 100,000 people visit Warragamba Dam each year – taking advantage of the fantastic picnic facilities and breathtaking views from around the Warragamba Dam Visitor Centre.

“Providing greater public access to the Warragamba Dam wall will give people yet another reason to spend the day in this fantastic part of western Sydney.”

Visitors to the dam during the week are still be able to enjoy spectacular views of the dam from viewing platforms on the site, as well as the interactive Water for Life exhibition at the Warragamba Dam Visitor Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warragamba Dam Spilling 2013

Copyright Christine Maude 2013