Danjera Dam - NSW

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DEG: -34.92841 150.375809
DMS: 34º 55' 42.27" S 150º 22' 32.91" E
UTM: 56 H 6131752mN 260301mE
Altitude: 94.54m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


119.58kms East of Canberra - Driving 218 km (3 hours 31 mins)
140.81kms SouthWest of Sydney - Driving 199 km (3 hours 16 mins)
921.54kms North of Hobart - Driving 1569 km (1 day 9 hours)

Address & Contact

Yalwal NSW 2540
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With new and improved facilities this beautiful and tranquil area offers an unspoilt wilderness in which to relax and rejuvenate amongst pristine bush and abundant wildlife.

For the more adventurous it offers an ‘outback’ experience with the more active options of bushwalking, fishing, swimming, canoeing and bicycle touring.

The area is a great place to explore with numerous tracks including the trek from Yalwal to the beautiful Tianjara Falls. High on the nearby sandstone escarpment can be found Monument Rocks where early Yalwal residents carved their names, and dotted around the area are a number of mining relics from the ‘golden era’.
The area and its history

This historic goldmining area once boasted a substantial town serviced by a school, stores, pubs, banks and a post office.

During the First World War some of the homes were dismantled and used as building materials for the war effort. Soon after in the 1920s the last of the gold mines closed and in 1939, bushfires destroyed what remained of the township.

In 1972 the valley was flooded to create Danjera Dam and all that now remains of the settlement is the graveyard and mine workings in the surrounding area.
Facilities include a canoe
launching ramp

You can choose from two camping and picnic grounds both of which have toilets, free firewood for the BBQs, water (not for drinking) and bins for recycling.

Bookings are not necessary.
Regulations with the dam area

Please keep the following regulations
in mind when visiting Yalwal to help keep the area safe and beautiful

* Confine vehicle use to designated roads where Australian road rules apply
* Unregistered vehicles including trail bikes are prohibited
* 30Km/h speed limit in Yalwal and 5km/h in the camping areas
* Posession and/or shooting of firearms is prohibited
* Observe all fire bans. Light fires only in the fireplaces provided and don't leave any fire unattended.
* Dogs on leads at all times and clean up after your pet using the bins provided
* Camp in the designated areas only
* Lopping or cutting down of any trees/vegetation is prohibited
* No petrol-driven power boats on Danjera Dam
* All wildlife, including reptiles, is protected, do not feed
* Council rangers patrol 7 days
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Closest Weather Station

Nowra at 01/03:00am EDT
Distance from Danjera Dam 14.67km E
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Closest Climatic Station

Nowra Ran Air Station Aws
Distance from Danjera Dam 14.67km E
Mean Max. °C27.526.324.922.719.316.916.418.321.022.824.625.7
Mean Min. °C16.516.814.812.
Mean Rain mm63.3144.789.460.952.3107.765.032.636.570.672.570.7

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