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Burragorang Lookout

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Published August 15th 2017
The perfect day trip from Sydney, Camden & Campbelltown
Nestled high above Warragamba Dam on the stunning and spectacular Blue Mountains escarpment, a lookout is awaiting to be admired. The Burragorang Lookout is home to one of the most awe-inspiring viewing point of nature's great beauty!

Breathtaking and spectacular views of Burragorang Lookout can be seen from the main viewing point lookout area.

Burragorang Lookout is located in the stunning wilderness of Nattai region, at Burragorang State Conservation Area which is located almost a stone-throw's away from Camden and Campbelltown.

Located approximately 1 hour drive from Sydney CBD, this Lookout is certainly one to add to the list of things to do!

Seating can be found near the main lookout, making it a wonderful way to sit alongside nature admiring the awe-inspiring views of Burragorang Lookout

As you stand "sky-high" from the lookout with its panoramic views from the viewing area, you can spot one of New South Wales' most precious resources- Warragamba Dam. The huge body of water can be seen far below, encompassed in between the surrounding valleys, mountains and lush bushland. It provides about 80-percent of Sydney's water supply.

Burragorang Lookout is also home to an abundance of birdlife with noisy glossy black cockatoos, gang-gang cockatoos and yellow-tail cockatoos hanging from the casuarinas to the shy lyrebirds scratching in the leaves below the trees, making this lookout more impressive and a joy for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Enjoy the short and easy walk or cycle through canopying eucalyptus & gum trees. (The walk/cycle ends at the start at the carpark)

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.

This short walk from the main viewing platform leads to the Memorial/Plaque, where more breathtaking views can be admired...

The Memorial and Plaque area

View from the Memorial/Plaque area...

The lookout is the main highlight, however, other activities can be enjoyed here too. With an abundance of picnic areas and barbecues surrounding the lookout, a family or romantic picnic will certainly be enjoyed here among the natural surrounds.

One of the many views to admire at the Lookout...

The little ones will love the playground and there are some excellent bike riding along the quiet sealed roads, making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy a cycle with surrounding lush bushlands and glimpses of the lookout.

There is a short easy and paved walk/cycleway that follows through bushland, and if you look carefully surrounding valleys and parts of Warragamba Dam can be spotted. There are picnic tables along the path, making it a great spot to enjoy a secluded lunch or picnic. The walk/cycle leads you to the toilet block and carpark.

In 1827, the town of Burragorang established as a mining town and up to the 1960s it was a major supplier of coal. Moreover, lead and silver were also mined in the valley till around 1927. Today, a memorial is located not too far from the Main Lookout area and is dedicated to the former families and miners of The Camden Valley. The view from here is quite spectacular and on a clear day, you are able to see endless valleys surrounding Warragamba Dam.

The views are absolutely amazing!

The lush busland valleys and mountains surround Warragamba Dam.

Burragorang Lookout makes a wonderful day trip from Camden, Campbelltown and Sydney, with its spectacular views of Warragamba Dam and an array of picnic areas, making it a great day out!

There are many picnic areas to enjoy at the Lookout...

The kids will love the playground with its natural setting surrounds...

There are toilet facilities at the lookout which are located at the carpark.

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Why? The ultimate day out with nature!
When: All year round
Where: Burragorang State Conservation Area, Burragorang Lookout Rd, Nattai
Cost: Free- National Park entry fee $4 per vehicle/ per day
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