About Us

163 hectares of adventure: Cataract Activity Centre has hosted hundreds of major events as well as activities and camps for groups of all shapes and sizes, providing programs tailored to your individual needs.

Cataract Activity Centre offers adventure to everyone - young and old, Scouts, schools, community groups, families, and businesses. Our friendly team can work with you to design tailored programs for every group, with programs designed to fit your curriculum needs.

From school camps and Duke of Edinburgh expiditions, corporate or camping retreats to fitness events like the Tough Bloke Challenge, we have space for you!

Our accommodation spaces hold up to 252 people, and up to 1,000 people can camp in each of our campsites.

We also have various meeting spaces onsite. Our halls and rooms seat up to 150 people. We have compact spaces to suit smaller groups and can cater to the masses with outdoor space for a variety of event types. Trust us when we say we can tailor our centre to almost anything!

Cataract Activity Centre is conveniently located just 50 minutes south of Sydney, 20 minutes south of Campbelltown and 30 minutes west of Wollongong, near the historic town of Appin. Click here to see where we are. 

Cataract Activity Centre is a proud member of Outdoors NSW/ACT and the Australian Camps Association.

To request a copy of our information pack, please contact our team on (02) 4631 6697 or [email protected].

What you can expect

We're passionate about providing unique experiences. Outdoor adventure is what we do best! The activities at Cataract will awaken any adventurous soul. Challenge yourself to an epic obstacle course, slip 40 metres down the water slide and reach the treetops on a Giant Swing - and so much more.

With so much adventure to be had, it's important to keep your energy levels up. You can include fully catered meals to your booking, or opt for self-catering in one of our well-equipped camp kitchens. Whether you're camping or sleeping in air-conditioned lodges, you'll be sure to crash out at the end of an action-packed day. Click here to take a tour around your accommodation and catering options.

We are proud to have many qualified and experienced staff to lead you safely in your activities. Our team are the lifeblood of our centre and love to share their passion for adventure.

Our History

In 1978, Cataract Activity Centre was given to the Scout Association of Australia NSW Branch by The Government of New South Wales. The Minister for Lands, The Hon. Bill Crabtree, declared 103 hectares of Wedderburn State Forest to be a reserve for Scouts for a permanent Jamboree site. Additions in 1985 increased the total area to 160 hectares.

Cataract Activity Centre was developed by a committee appointed by Chief Commissioner Ron Pate O.B.E. on 14th October 1981, and dedicated to the Youth of Australia by The Hon. Frank Walker, Q.C., M.P., Minister for Youth & Community Services on 11th May 1985. Cataract Activity Centre can be booked to be used by Scouting members and the public alike.

Scout climbing rope course
Scouts performing on stage
Scouts playing in water puddle
Scouts of all ages with their hands in the air
Scout being served his food