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Quick Stop

As the dam is not located far off the main road we called in for a look. There is plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Albion Park, Australia

Every Time we have visitors from Europe we like to show our local Dam. It's including a park on top... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Beate T
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23 Nov 2018
“Quick Stop”
6 Nov 2018
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Cataract Dam Road, Appin, New South Wales 2560, Australia
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

As the dam is not located far off the main road we called in for a look. There is plenty of parking and picnic facilities available. They also have free boiling water to make a cup of tea or coffee. You can walk or drive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Every Time we have visitors from Europe we like to show our local Dam. It's including a park on top with hot plates. Always great for a day out locally.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Beate T
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing dam and well worth the stop. However you can only go as far as the pump house as there is fences up and also one side has a fence up. I assume repairs may be happening on the stone. Disappointing but still well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank winnie171978
Reviewed 10 September 2018

So peaceful here, worth the visit wander around and enjoy the beauty here, good location for a packed picnic and great place to take visitors

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Southcoast_3
Reviewed 7 August 2018

decided to detour in and visit both cataract dam and cordeaux dams on a trip back from wollongong. what a great piece of history and a fantastic old piece of engineering. plenty of details to read.well worth the detour

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank robert s
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Due to being bumped to a later flight I had some spare time so thought I would have a look at this. OK< it's not right on the way back from Wollongong to Sydney but it's not much of a deviation and if you are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bonester
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The first of the Upper Nepean dams (1902), Cataract has parapets along the wall making for good pics. The downstream side has a great water jet. The picnic areas at the top are good, with facilities, but have only glimpses of the lake. You can...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Despite a rather uninviting name, this is truly a lovely place to visit! Wide open body and awe-inspiring dam that would captivate you the moment you reach your destination. Not difficult to get to. Waze and Google Maps will accurately get you to the spot....More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Built in 1908, this structure is an amazing example of early Australia engineering. It's a short drive off Appin Road with picnic grounds and play equipment nearby. You can walk across the dam and get up close to the sandstone block construction. This was a...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Didge432
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Good place for Picnics and BBQ. Dam has a very a old building on the dam wall which is made out of sandstone and is very nice. Great view on both sides of river. We also seen fish close to the wall just going on...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Wayne W
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