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Things to Do Around Lake Burrendong

11 Apr 2023
5 minutes


Lake Burrendong fishing is one of the most popular activities at the lake. There are plenty of spots to fish from, with a wide variety of species available including Bass, Redfin, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Murray Cod, Rainbow Trout and Carp.

“The Dong” as it’s known by the locals and avid fishermen is the perfect spot for anglers who want to try their hand at catching some bigger fish by casting and trolling lures.


The calm waters of Lake Burrendong make it perfect for boating, whether you’re into water skiing or just cruising around on a pontoon boat. You can take advantage of the numerous boat ramps located around the lake to launch your craft. No matter what kind of boating adventure you're looking for, you'll find it here.



Take advantage of the beautiful scenery around Lake Burrendong by exploring its many hiking trails, including amazing views of the lake and basin from the dam wall. The variety of terrain and varying difficulty levels make it a great spot for hikers of all experience levels to enjoy nature and get some exercise.


Lake Burrendong is a great destination for families who love camping. With plenty of campgrounds located right on the lake, you can easily set up your tent or campervan and stay as long as you like. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of waking up surrounded by water and the beautiful natural environment and make some great memories with your family.

You can go camping at Lake Burrendong Holiday Park, complete with many on-site facilities such as BBQs, tennis courts, a pool, and public boat ramps for easy access to the nearby fishing spots.

Star gazing

The night sky comes to life at Lake Burrendong, far removed from the lights and busyness of the cities and towns. Enjoy a star filled sky with no distractions and restore your soul.


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Is it safe to swim in Lake Burrendong?

Yes, swimming is generally considered safe at Lake Burrendong. However, please take caution as there can be unexpected conditions such as strong winds or dangerous currents which can make swimming unsafe.

Are there any shops or restaurants near Lake Burrendong?

Yes, there are a few small towns nearby that offer basic grocery stores, pubs and cafes for visitors to enjoy. There is also a local farmers market held on the last Saturday of each month in nearby Wellington where you can pick up fresh produce and other goods.

How much does it cost to get into Burrendong Dam?

The dam can be accessed as a day visitor via Reflections Holiday Parks, or why not stay a little longer and book a camp site for a few days. Entry to the dam is free and there are no fees for activities such as camping or fishing. However, you may need to purchase a fishing license if you want to fish in some areas of the lake.

Do I need a boat to access Lake Burrendong?

No, you don’t need a boat to access Lake Burrendong. There are several boat ramps located around the lake which makes it easy for those who do have boats. However, there are also plenty of spots along the shore that can be reached on foot or by car where visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing and other activities without needing a boat.