Lake Burrendong State Park offers year-round attractions for fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, bushwalkers, campers and picnickers. With an arboretum with native plants and animals, and a mass of subtropical vegetation and local bird life, Lake Burrendong has something for everyone. Some of the best scenery in NSW can be viewed from the many walks through Burrendong and Mookerawa. Add a little excitement by looking for gold in the creek beds around the parks. Rod and reel enthusiasts will enjoy the fishing, with redfin the top catch, while catfish and Murray cod and Golden perch (yellow belly) can also be caught. Yabbies can also be caught with nothing more than a piece of string and bit of bait. Through the spring and summer seasons, Burrendong and Mookerawa offer pleasure boating, sailing, swimming and water skiing. Download our Lake Burrendong brochure (PDF 1MB).
Fuel, conference centre, amenities block, bait/lures, bbqs electric, bbqs gas, bbqs wood, boat ramp, disabled access, groceries, hall, ice, kiosk, laundry, lookout, LP gas, mountain bikes, pet friendly, picnic area, playground, public telephone, shelter/boat shed, storage, take-away food, workshop.
The world-famous Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, housing many of the world's exotic animals, can be reached within an hour's drive from Lake Burrendong. There are limestone caves to tour not far from the nearby town of Wellington, less than half an hour away by road. Other activities include: 4W driving, bird watching, canoeing, skateboarding, tennis, volleyball, water skiing, walking/hiking trail, golf, fossicking.
Lake Burrendong offers a range of accommodation options from cabins to powered and unpowered sites. There are also function facilities available. For more information on accommodation availability and tariffs, please visit the Park's website
Flora and fauna
About 2,000 species of flowering native plants, shrubs and trees have been established on 160 hectares south of Burrendong Park's main entrance. This arboretum is one of the largest collections of Australian plants in cultivation and is the home of many native animals.
Address: Lake Burrendong State Park is only one hour's drive from either Dubbo or Orange and five hours from Sydney. If you are coming from the north of the state, the park is 27km south-east of Wellington. Nearest regional centre is Dubbo.
Lake Burrendong State Park is 74 kms from Orange and 27 kms from Wellington on Burrendong way. Transport: There is no public transport to this park. Park map download (PDF 241.2KB)
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Alternatively you can find camping and caravan parks on Lake Burrendong surrounded area.