Around Bargo

  • Bike it in Bargo - Bicycle riders can enjoy rides to several attractions such as the Dingo Sanctuary, Wirrimbirra Sanctuary, Nepean and Avon Dams, and there are lots of opportunities for mountain bikers too. The Bargo State Recreation Area, Thirlmere Lakes and the Bargo River are just some.
  • Canoeing is possible on the Bargo River with easy access from the Bargo River Bridge Reserve off Remembrance Drive.
  • Visit the 1926 renovated Hotel Bargo, bistro and playgrounds
  • Bargo Sport Club for entertainment and dining
  • Fruit de Boop coffee shop for great coffee and food
  • Retail outlets and services include gourmet butcher, newsagent, chemist, hairdresser, beautician, petrol, pizza, internet, post office, dog kennels, used cars, real estate, bakery, equipment & party hire, physiotherapist
Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Wirrimbirra Sanctuary is a National Trust property of over 100 acres of bushland, nature trails, native plant nursery, and native animal enclosure managed by the David. G. Stead Memorial Wildlife Research Foundation. It is the ideal place to see our natural bush heritage, including one of the last remaining stands of the historic Bargo Brush.

Picton Botanic Gardens offer acres of walking trails, over 5 kms of bike trails, lawns, picnic and barbecue areas, native bushland just a few minutes from the centre of Picton.

Nepean Dam
Nepean Dam
Close to the village of Bargo are the Nepean and Avon Dams, offering first class picnic facilities, beautiful bushland and spectacular views of the dams themselves: an ideal family day's outing. Half the fun of visiting the Avon is the miles of winding, scenic roadway you have to traverse to get there. The Nepean Dam is the last of the great dams of the Upper Nepean (completed 1935). It's just a kilometre or so off the freeway heading south and has excellent picnic facilities for families. The Avon was the third to be completed (1927) and is the largest. Its dam wall has been classified by the National Trust as a site of architectural importance.
Avon Dam
Avon Dam

The Dingo Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to observe 44 dingoes in a natural bush setting.

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is a deep waterhole, part of a gorge on the Nepean River between Campbelltown and Penrith, that offers swimming, canoeing, picnicking and camping

Burragorang State Conservation Area - a window on the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area with breathtaking views of Lake Burragorang and the Nattai wilderness from Burragorang Lookout - picnic areas, BBQs and bush trails.

Razorback Lookout is on top of the Razorback Range, whose winding road follows the old track over the mountains inland. It is just off the old highway and one of the highest points in the Wollondilly.

LAke Burragorang

Cataract Dam

Cataract Dam was completed in 1907 and is the oldest dam in Sydney's water supply system. It has picnic and playing areas, lookouts, and the spectacular view of the great dam itself set in beautiful and rugged countryside.

Cordeaux Dam

Cordeaux Dam is the second of the Upper Nepean dams, completed in 1926 as part of Sydney's water supply. It has a vast picnic and barbecue area catering for hundreds, spectacular views over the lake and fine examples of of art deco design in the buildings on top of the dam wall.

Warragamba Dam

Warragamba Dam was completed in 1960 and Sydney's major water supply holding 4 times more water than Sydney Harbour.

Nattai NP - the Warragamba dam catchment within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area - pristine bushland and wilderness ideal for experienced bushwalkers

Thirlmere Lakes National Park Thirlmere Lakes National Park, part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area, is a heritage natural wetlands area with beautiful natural bushland and five reed fringed lakes with beaches. It is one of the last undisturbed lake systems near Sydney and offers picnic areas, canoeing, bushwalking. Also a major bushwalking trail into Nattai Wilderness.

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