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Burrinjuck: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Burrinjuck Dam


Originally the Aboriginal Booren Yiack, then Barren Jack and now Burrinjuck, the name has become renowned as a nature and water wonderland on the headwaters of the Murrumbidgee River 60 kilometres from Yass.

Constructed over more than 20 years, the Burrinjuck Dam remains one of the world's largest irrigation dams, an engineering feat that provides water to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area for crops, river flows and town supplies.

Lake Burrinjuck State Water Park attracts a quarter of a million tourists each year, not just for almost every water sport imaginable, but some of the state's best bush walking, bird watching and picnicking in 75 hectares of unspoiled natural playgrounds.




Burrinjuck Road
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 1.6K from Burrinjuck

Careys Cave


The gem of Wee Jasper.

Travelling to Wee Jasper is a journey through one of the most diverse geological landscapes in Australia. The road passes through a range of volcanic and sedimentary rocks with a mix of broad acre and grazing rural properties. After crossing the historic bridge over the Goodradigbee River you drive through the village to the school at the end of the road and turn right, the sealed road will take you six kilometres out to Careys Cave.

Described as one of the most beautiful and fascinating tour cave systems in Australia, Careys Caves offers opportunities not found on conventional cave tours. There are a total of seven beautiful chambers of Crystal formations. There are 30 steps down into Careys Cave. After this, most of the pathways are fairly level. The floors of the chambers are mostly flat and you have the opportunity to explore different options.




Caves Road Via Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 11.2K from Burrinjuck

Careys Cave


Careys Cave is the closest limestone cave system to Canberra, located in the beautiful Wee Jasper valley about 50 kilometres from Yass and 80 kilometres from Canberra. Set in a spectacular limestone landscape, Careys Cave features beautifully naturally sculpted rock and a wealth of different cave formations. Access is down a flight of 30 steps, then floors are mostly level with well formed and lit paths through various chambers. Suitable for all ages, they give visitors an experience not found on conventional cave tours. A hands-on component is part of their usual tours as well as the opportunity to sit and take in the surroundings. They offer two tours, covering different parts of the cave system, depending on numbers in the group. Tour content can be tailored to the requirements of school groups and many outdoor educational caving groups include Careys Cave as part of their program. They hold a number of concerts in the cave throughout the year, as well as the occasional wedding. Outside there is a covered area with tables and chairs as well as toilet facilities and a small kiosk. Nearby is a cafe, open on weekends, and the valley contains beautiful riverside campgrounds.




596 Caves Road
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 11.8K from Burrinjuck

Hume and Hovell Walking Track


The Hume and Hovell Walking Track extends from Cooma Cottage Yass to Albury. It follows as closely as possible the route taken by the famous overland explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell. The track skirts around the high mountain ranges and crosses some farming country and forestry lands; about half the track is along roads, or on forestry vehicle tracks.

The 440 kilometres track is well signposted and provides opportunities for numerous day walks, weekend walks or for the 'long distance' walker a 21 day walk.

Eighteen campsites with clearings, pit toilets, water, and tables have been established along the route. Distance between campsites varies from six to 30 kilometres and camping (no facilities) is also allowed in between the established sites.

There are also three special track heads along the route (about 100 kilometres apart) with hot water, showers, and electric cooking plates amongst the facilities.




Fitzpatrick Trackhead
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 15.5K from Burrinjuck

Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River


Completed in 1896, the Wee Jasper Bridge is an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge. Allan trusses were third in the five stage design evolution of NSW timber truss bridges, and were a major improvement over the McDonald trusses which preceded them.

The Wee Jasper bridge is a representative example of Allan timber truss road bridges, and is assessed as being State significant, primarily on the basis of its technical and historical significance.

Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River.




Main Road 278
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 15.8K from Burrinjuck

Hume Park


Hume Park is located on the backwaters of Lake Burrinjuck and was established in 1927. Easily accessible, tree shaded, relaxing and quiet, it is ideal for day visitors and a water skier's haven with plenty of room to move around. Please phone the operator for the current water levels. If you wish to stay a little longer there are powered and unpowered sites, and cabins are also available.

The facilities include a kiosk, public amenities, picnic area and swimming area, barbecue, fishing (licences available at the kiosk), launching ramp, fuel, indoor amusement centre, water ski equipment and accessories.

Bring the whole family along for a peaceful escape.

Hume Park was developed to commemorate the epic crossing of the flooded Murrumbidgee River by the Hume and Hovell expedition in October 1824. Brief details of this event are on a stone cairn near the boat ramp.




Good Hope Road
Yass, NSW, 2582

Located 17.8K from Burrinjuck

Wee Jasper Reserves Day Visitors


Wee Jasper Reserves are a popular holiday, recreation and touring destination, with beautiful camping areas beside rushing rivers and cascading streams, idyllic picnic spots and pristine bush.

The Wee Jasper Valley offers all sorts of outdoor and underground activities. The Reserves and surrounding areas are a haven for native animals and birds. The night sky is simply amazing. You really can't get much closer to nature!

There are five camping reserves offering a variety of facilities. Toilets, potable drinking water, barbecues and picnic tables are available at most of the reserves, but no power. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a lead and picked up after. Be as active or as lazy as you like. Plenty of great bushwalks, go fishing or just sit back and relax.




Nottingham Road
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 23.0K from Burrinjuck

Burrinjuck: Events

Dragon Dreaming Festival


Dragon Dreaming Festival celebrates art, music, nature, and the freedom of self-expression in a safe, family friendly gathering not far from Canberra. Whether you are coming from around the corner, around the country or around the world, they excitedly look forward to having you joining them for the Dragon Dreaming Festival!

Dragon Dreaming will dish up a feast of goodness prepared just for you, featuring some of the amazing artistic talent that the region and country has to offer. The journey will be truly delectable and regardless of your tastes, there will be something to satisfy every appetite.

As many already know, the festival is the art piece and they are all co-creators. Every little part of the event becomes part of the composition: something not just to be seen but to be experienced. Every person who attends helps nurture the dragon's dream.


Event Dates
2017
      3rd Nov
      4th Nov
      5th Nov
      6th Nov


Lake Burrinjuck
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 6.8K from Burrinjuck

Wee Jasper Reserves Bonfire and Fireworks Night


In support of the Yass and District Hospital, Michelle and Michael are hosting a fundraiser at Billy Grace Reserve. It will be a bonfire and fireworks night, with food stalls, entertainment and much more provided. Funds raised will be donated to the Yass and District Hospital and other foundations in honour of Duncan Waters.

For more information join yourself to the Facebook Event "Bonfire and Fireworks at Billy Grace Reserve"!


Event Dates
2018
      19th May


Nottingham Road
Wee Jasper, NSW, 2582

Located 23.0K from Burrinjuck

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