Sunday, March 20, 2016

Yalwal and Danjera Dam

Heading to Yalwal

Danjera Dam is located in Yalwal which is 30km west of Nowra (Map Here) the road in is dirt and narrow at times 2wd in the dry and 4wd in the very wet. The dam was built over an old gold mining town. Today it is a free camping area with a few different camping areas, the main camping area is very popular right on the dam and we mean popular the place soon fills up on the weekends I'd hate to see it in peak holiday time.

 Danjera Dam

We found the toilet in the main camping area is a flush toilet while other toilets are long drop toilets, there is also rubbish bins in the main camping area.
The area around the dam is great for bush walking, bike riding or hit the dam for a swim, fishing for Bass and canoeing or kayaking.
Yalwal and the dam has some stunning country and worth a visit , but it can get very busy and noisy.
You can get more information by visiting Shoalhaven Visitor Centre.

 The waterfall after the dams spill way.

We left home on Friday night arriving around 8pm in the dark and set up our van and got the fire going and enjoyed the beautiful night with a few beers. Next morning we packed the van and explored the area some more and also decided the main camping area was a bit busy and noisy for us. We stopped at one camp area just after the dam spill way and had a look at the waterfall and decided to grab our fishing rods and cast a few lures for some Bass I managed a small Bass while Trish missed out. We decided to checkout the first camp area which is a few kilometers from the dam itself but it was much quieter there and only had to share with a young family, stacks of birds and the odd goanna.

The view of Yalwal and Danjera Dam from the top of the hill

We had dinner lit the campfire and enjoyed the evening with a few cold beers. Next morning we spent a bit of time cooking breakfast on the campfire and checking out the nearby creek, before heading home.    

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