Outsiders Club

Take a running jump into Lake Burrendong

08 May 2023
5 minutes

Lake Burrendong, in the Central West of NSW, is four times the size of Sydney Harbour. That’s a whole lot of lake. Here are our top-picks for lakeside fun when you stay at Reflections Lake Burrendong. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Gone fishing:

Redfin, Catfish, Murray Cod, Yellow Belly … this impressive lake is FULL of fish. Fisherfolk from miles around regularly descend upon this fishing hotspot, including for the famous Lake Burrendong Fishing Classic.

Paddle power

Slip on your life jacket and tour Lake Burrendong from your very own kayak or canoe. Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife as you paddle and take a moment to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Don’t miss the boat

Take the boat out and enjoy the water with your friends and family. Whether you’re a drifter or prefer high-speed adventuring (complete with water-skier or tuber in tow), you’ll find this easy access lake ideal for your water sport of choice.

Just keep swimming

Jump in the lake or jump in the pool; you’ll be glad you brought your cossie to this neck-of-the-woods. And who can resist the fun of a waterslide?


The big picture

It’s sheer size, coupled with its mirror-like surface and beautiful bushland backdrop, make Lake Burrendong a photographer’s dream. Bring out the camera and have a go capturing one of the park’s famous sunsets.

Walk the walk

Lake Burrendong State Park is full of fantastic bushwalks, including the walk over the wall at Burrendong Dam. The views of the lake and basin are definitely worth the effort.

Waterside dining

Lake Burrendong Holiday Park has plenty of BBQs for its guests, many with picture-perfect lakeside views. Start the day right with some BBQ’d bacon and eggs, or savour an evening meal of delicious freshly-caught fish.

Just breathe it in

How often do we get a chance just to sit and appreciate nature? Don’t let your holiday fly by in a whirlwind of activity. Sit by the lake, take a deep breath and take the opportunity to relax.


Being by the water is good for the mind, body and soul. Refresh and recharge at Reflections Lake Burrendong and reap the benefits of some time away from it all.