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
- Visit the 1926
renovated Hotel Bargo, bistro and
Sport Club for entertainment and dining
de Boop coffee shop for great coffee and
outlets and services include gourmet butcher,
newsagent, chemist, hairdresser, beautician, petrol,
pizza, internet, post office, dog kennels, used
cars, real estate, bakery, equipment & party
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.
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
Nepean Dam |
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Dam was completed in 1960 and Sydney's
major water supply holding 4 times more water than
NP - the Warragamba dam catchment within
the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area -
pristine bushland and wilderness ideal for experienced
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.