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Cordeaux Dam, Sydney

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Visiting Sydney water catchments is a popular family outing across South West Sydney. Best of all, it doesn’t cost anything and provides free entertainment for both kids and adults.

Construction of Cordeaux Dam started in 1918 and was completed in 1926. The gates were inspired by the popularity of all things Egyptian following the discovery of King Tutenkhamun’s tomb in 1922.

Walk across the curved wall of the dam, pause halfway and admire the views of the lake or have a photo outside the Egyptian style archway. After soaking up the views relax with a family picnic and let the kids run riot in the playground.

The park is set amongst natural bushland with a great selection of play equipment for all ages. There are multiple swings, 2 slides, climbing rope, pretend shop window and a echidna spring rocker.

The great thing about an adventure to a Sydney water catchment is it doesn’t need to occur in perfect weather. In fact, the more rain, the better! Watching water exceed the spillway is a spectacular sight. Just don’t forget a raincoat.

Monday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Tuesday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Wednesday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Thursday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Friday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Saturday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Sunday- 10:00 am – 05:00 pm



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Age: Families.
Pre-Book: Just turn up.
Changing Facilities: None.
Pram Accessibility: All flat for prams.
Refreshments: BBQ facilities or bring a packed lunch for a picnic.
Parking: Free parking.
Breastfeeding Area: Breastfeeding friendly.
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