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Burragorang State Conservation Area

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Burragorang State Conservation Area is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

Perfect play

Burragorang lookout, Burragorang State Conservation Area. Photo: A Horton

Although the park isn't part of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area or Kanangra-Boyd National Park, both of these areas can be seen from Burragorang lookout. This is also the best spot to see the impressive expanse of Warragamba Dam, a popular place to visit when in the South West Sydney region. It's a great spot for kids. The roads are sealed, quiet, and good for bike riding. There's a playground for the kids to burn-off any surplus energy.

  • Burragorang lookout and picnic area Burragorang lookout and picnic area is a great day trip from Camden, Campbelltown and Sydney. Enjoy a picnic lunch with stunning views of Warragamba Dam. You can also hire the picnic area for a specia...

Native bird watching at its best

Waratah and Harenbergia, Burragorang State Conservation Area. Photo: A Horton

You'll probably hear them before you can see them: noisy glossy black cockatoos, yellow-tail cockatoos and gang-gangs feed on the casuarinas at the northern area of the picnic area. They're not the only birds you'll find here. Eagles, satin bowerbirds, catbirds (listen for their distinctive meow-type calls) and lyrebirds have also been known to visit the heath and red gums in this part of Burragorang.

  • Burragorang lookout and picnic area Burragorang lookout and picnic area is a great day trip from Camden, Campbelltown and Sydney. Enjoy a picnic lunch with stunning views of Warragamba Dam. You can also hire the picnic area for a specia...

Lands of the Dharawal and Gundangarra Aboriginal peoples

Looking over Lake Burragorang, Burragorang State Conservation Area. Photo: A Horton

Part of the Nattai (name given to the river because it had 'sweet water') Reserves System, which is the traditional home of the D'harawal and Gundangarra Aboriginal people, the northern part of Burragorang is also home to the Dharug people. In Aboriginal, 'Burragorang' means 'home or place of the giant kangaroo'. These lands provided a corridor for people travelling northward from as far afield as Victoria. They were heading to major gathering and ceremonial grounds in D'harawal lands in the Cowpastures or Camden areas, adjacent to Nepean River.

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Burragorang lookout, Burragorang State Conservation Area. Photo: A Horton/NSW Government