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Old 15-12-2014, 08:08 PM
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sheeny (Al)
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Location: Oberon NSW
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NSW, Central West, Burraga, Burraga Dam

  • Public, free campsite 3 km NE of Burraga, approx 3.5-4 hours drive from Sydney.
  • Toilets, free camping, views of the dam, dog ARE allowed, suitable for motorhome, caravan or tent.
  • 1.3 km dirt road - "dry weather access only" is the official line. The road does have a good proportion of orange clay, so in very wet weather it will be greasy. I've only ever once been there in very wet conditions when we needed 4WD, but that's hardly astronomy conditions!
  • Very dark site. When transparency is good, limiting magnitude is >M6.5. Not far enough away to be completely free of Sydney light pollution but you have to go a long way for that!
  • From Burraga: turn left off Arkstone Rd 1.7km East of Burraga
  • From Oberon: 23 km south to Black Springs, continue straight ahead 23 km on Campbells River Rd, turn right and travel 1.4 km on Arkstone Rd, then turn right and follow 1.3 km dirt road to Burraga Dam.
  • Location: S 33 56' 09" E 149 33' 08"
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