Burrinjuck Waters

Burrinjuck Waters was 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.

The dam was 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.

Nearby events

  1. A Brush With Poetry

    Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019 , Yass

    Enjoy coffee, cake and conversation sprinkled with metaphors and sometimes music at A Brush with Poetry. Hear contemporary and traditional voices. Relax in the rustic ambience of the studio at Café on Queen, nestled on the banks of the…

    23 Apr - 29 Nov
  2. Yass Community Markets

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Yass

    Support the local producers and come to the Yass Community Markets. Local wine, jams, sauces and craft items. Oil, baked goods and great coffee or juices. Vegetables and plants too. Home made food, arts and crafts. Its a great place to…

    27 Apr