Burrinjuck Waters

Burrinjuck Waters State Park is 75 hectares of un-spoilt Australian bush nestled on the Southern escarpment of Mt. Barren Jack in NSW. It offers spectacular scenery and friendly wildlife in their natural state. The park is quiet and peaceful with tranquil surroundings. It is a stunning place to relax and enjoy a myriad of recreational activities. It offers a haven of untouched native bushland just waiting to be enjoyed. Get up close and personal with the native wildlife, or satisfy the thirst for adventure with a choice of water sports. Burrinjuck Waters is among the best places in NSW for both casual and avid bushwalkers. A variety of trails have been developed, ranging from easy to the more challenging. The famous 370 km-long Hume and Hovell Walking Track also passes through the Lake Burrinjuck State Park. Popular with visitors as well as keen fishing enthusiasts, Lake Burrinjuck is home to the famous Murray cod, as well as Golden perch (yellow belly). Other species such as trout, redfin and European carp are targeted on a regular basis. Download our Burrinjuck Waters brochure (PDF 1MB).


kitchen laundry picnic area boatramp caravan playground public telephone workshop handicap BBQ Toilets Shower internet access
  • 2 all weather tennis courts (hire court, balls and racquets)
  • Frisbee golf (Free use of frisbees)
  • Situated on the famous Hume & Hovell walking trail
  • Volleyball (free)
  • Klop (family game similar to boules)

Other facilities at Burrinjuck Waters State Park NSW are: alcohol supplies, amenities block, bait/lures, bbqs electric, bbqs wood, boat ramp, camp kitchen, fuel, groceries, ice kiosk, laundry, LP gas, picnic areas, playground, public telephone, take-away food, fully air conditioned 50 seat conference centre, 72 seat picnic shelter is available for private functions. Wheel Chair access only to amenities blocks


canoeing/kayaking golf sailing swimming waterskiing tennis hiking volleyball fishing

Water sports at Burrinjuck Waters State Park NSW include fishing, water-skiing, swimming and boating. You can also hand feed King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas. There are quiet kangaroos (with resident joey's) feeding at your doorstep. Enjoy a game of volleyball on the parks volleyball court. Other activities include: Bird watching, canoeing, frisbee, golf, sailing, tennis, walking/hiking trail and water-skiing. You can also use Burrinjuck Waters as a home base for visits to the historic towns of Binalong, Yass and other places of interest. Binalong features Australia's only purpose-built motor museum and restoration workshop. Yass boasts a Railway Museum and the Hamilton Hume Museum, showing aspects of Australia's exploration history. There's also Cooma Cottage, once Hume's home, and the fascinating Yass archives. There are eight wineries around nearby Murrumbateman and the district is renowned for its excellent glassware. Visit one of the most renowned glass artisans, Peter Crisp, at his gallery on the Hume Highway. The spectacular Carey's Caves at Wee Jasper features seven chambers of colourful limestone, with guided tours Friday to Monday.


Burrinjuck Waters offer a range of accommodation styles including ensuite cabins and cottages, powered sites and bush camping. For accommodation pricing and availability, please contact the Park on (02) 62 278 114


Type Ensuite cabins Cabins Cottages
Quantity 12 5 15
Sleeps 5 6 5-12
Supplied air conditioning, toilet, shower, toaster, electric frying pan, microwave oven, plates, cutlery, pots and pans, hot plate, heating two blankets & pillows on each bed. toaster, electric frying pan, microwave oven, plates, bar fridge, cutlery, pots & pans, hot plate, heating two blankets & pillows on each bed. toaster, electric frying pan, microwave oven, plates, bar fridge, cutlery, pots & pans, hot plate, heating two blankets & pillows on each bed.Some with air conditioning & ensuite.
Items needed linen, sheets, towels & pillow cases linen, sheets, towels & pillow cases linen, sheets, towels & pillow cases


  • 29 Powered caravan sites
  • 20 Unpowered caravan sites
  • 500 Unpowered camping sites

Flora and fauna

Burrinjuck Waters is home to a host of native animals and birds, including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and the occasional echidna (spiny anteater). There are beautiful lyrebirds to see, an abundance of brilliantly coloured King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas, along with eagles, wood ducks and many other species.


Address: Burrinjuck Waters is just four hours drive from Sydney down the Hume Highway, or only 1.5 hours drive from Canberra. The nearest regional centre is Yass. Burrinjuck Waters State Park is situated on the western foreshore of Lake Burrinjuck approx. 6 km upstream from the dam wall.


Turn off the Hume Highway 25kms south of Yass and drive through farmland for 19km before coming to the forest and a beautiful winding drive down the hillside to the lake's edge. There is no public transport available to Burrinjuck Waters State Park NSW. Burrinjuck Waters park map download (PDF 308.3KB).

Visitors' comments and reviews

"Fantastic to unwind", Harwicke Family, Fraser ACT
"Perfect, beautiful, great fishing!" Croker family, Palmston ACT
"We'll be back, fantastic/very interesting". Barry and Diane Cook, Yass
"Heaven on Earth, beauty and peace" Jen Whitehead, England
"Awesome place, and great lake" Samantha Radvan, Sydney

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Contact Details

02 6227 8114

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