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Lisa&Andreas
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Jan. 2019
While stopping over at Bargo, we went exploring and the drive to Avon dam was really lovely drive. The roads were narrow and windy, but the views were spectacular
Written 18 May 2019
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LisaQuain
Brisbane, Australia132 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Couples
This was a real hidden gem, did not expect to find such a nice place and no people ! So if you want peace, serenity, privacy and lots of nature, this place is perfect. The long windy drive is also spectacular
Written 12 January 2019
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NoquBula
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Jun. 2018 • Friends
Our drive interstate ends up at Avon Dam, Amazingly close to the freeway, the road leads directly to the two main Dams. Nepean Dam was closed, hence we drove down the winyding road to the Avon damn. The point of no return, the one way bridge, deep gorges and the road is too narrow to chuck a uee. We kept on going down until we reach the picnic area and the Avon Dam....WOW...so beautiful and peaceful. It’s Quieter than the Library in its natural surroundings, we could stay here for hours. A beautiful sunny day, blue skye that’s turns the colour of the water to deep crystal blue water. This place has been taken care of very well. The vegetation trimmed to perfection and landscape beautifully constructed to a resting area in between rock cavity. The natural trickling down of the small waterfall dampening the green moss thriving happily in this undistrub surroundings. Amenities are very clean and ample supply of consumables, hot water, BBQ area..a lovely experience indeed. The view is breathtaking. We took pisturesque photos for memory sake. I would recommend to stop and explore some hidden gem, off the beaten track.
Written 25 June 2018
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Carol T
Bargo, New South Wales, Australia5 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Couples
The whole area is lovely. Went down to the wall and had a picnic on Anzac Day. Amenities are excellent, plenty of tables and seats. Lovely views
Written 21 June 2018
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Bonester
Brisbane, Australia228 contributions
Jan. 2018 • Solo
Traveling along Avon Dam Road you keep going straight ahead rather than taking the right fork to go to Nepean dam. The road narrows off and you go up and down hill for quote some distance before coming to a tiny one lane bridge and then as you approach the dam a much larger one lane bridge over the spillway.

I can't imagine the construction vehicles on this narrow road during the 20's when the dam was built.

As for the other dams there are a lot of picnic areas although one was closed off as it seemed to be a construction site. You can park close to the dam wall.

The style of the portals at each end is similar to Cordeaux with columns but not as ornate. To me, this dam doesn't seem quite as well finished and the concrete is cracking in the portals to expose rusty reinforcing.

With no mobile coverage this really is a remote area.

All of the dams seem to be hidden gems with respect to the picnic facilities and seem to be very under-utilised.
Written 22 January 2018
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WazzaM60
Sydney188 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Couples
The dam is very attractive, both the dam wall itself and the lake. There are 2 picnic areas, we went to the one near the dam wall. The upper picnic area is closed off bu the lower picnic area is fine. There are some old features that are closed off (such as fountains and a cage for something) and are in a state of mild disrepair (that is why only 4 stars).
Written 31 December 2017
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mrdom
6,337 contributions
Nov. 2017 • Family
Not as big as nearby Nepean Dam but worth visiting both. Avon gets fewer visitors and has quiet picnic areas - the upper one has the usual facilities and glimpses of the lake, the main lower one may be getting reconstructed but there could be suitable places to picnic in sight of the dam. On the way to the dam you cross a dramatic spillway cut deep into the rock, then the dam is perhaps the most interesting of the Upper Nepean system - it looks like the Nepean but smaller, complete with the sandstone rocks covered in grass and flowers. There is also something stirring the water over a long line in front of the dam, creating turbulent water that the birds love.
Written 14 November 2017
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Paul Cudina
Shellharbour, Australia355 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Friends
We travelled with a group of motorcyclists and visited Cordeaux Dam prior to visiting the Avon Dam. The ride into the dam seemed to go forever but the great thing is that you can ride or drive right to the wall and park so close. The site is beautiful and quiet and lots to read about on the wall mounted plaques.
Written 2 October 2017
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Tom B
Albion Park, Australia1,443 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Friends
We stopped here for a look, there is a lot of information about the construction of the dam attached to the wall. There are numerous picnic spots available to relax in and enjoy the area.
Written 18 September 2017
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Storybook A
Bargo, Australia23 contributions
Jan. 2017
Great place to visit and understand the role that locally we have on the Water supply. Great to visit at various times of the year to see the seasons change
Written 9 August 2017
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