Beardy Waters Dam and Woodlands

Beardies Waters is a beautiful location perfect for families visiting Glen Innes Highlands. There are picnic tables, shelters and barbecue area with toilets, perfect for a recreational day out.

Beardies Waters Dam is one of the best bird watching areas in the district. The site supports a great diversity of waterfowl. To view the entire dam visit the Shannonvale Road bridge and the Beardy Woodlands Reserve. Platypus have also been seen in the river.

Beardies Waters also provides the perfect opportunity for fishing and kayaking during your stay in Glen Innes Highlands. Fishing on both sides of the Beardies Bridge is permitted however fishing in Beardies Dam is prohibited.

Call into the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre to pick up a fishing and bird watching brochure before heading out.

Beardy Woodlands: Travell along the Gwydir Highway towards Grafton for five kilometres. The Woodlands are signposted. You can visit either side of the Beardy, the reserve on the right viewing the dam and the left viewing the river.

Shannonvale Road Bridge: Head out the Gwydir Highway towards Grafton, turn right into the Shannonvale road at the top of the hill. Travel along for two kilometres until you see the dam.

Nearby events

  1. High Country Handmade Showcase

    Sunday 03 March 2019 to Sunday 01 September 2019 , Glen Innes

    Each season in the New England high country brings a distinct new energy, and the region's handmade hub - The Makers Shed at Glen Innes - celebrates the change on the first Sunday of summer, autumn, winter and spring! Resident Makers -…

    03 Mar - 01 Sep
  2. The Minerama Fossicking, Gem and Jewellery Show

    Thursday 07 March 2019 to Sunday 10 March 2019 , Glen Innes

    As the largest annual fossicking gem and jewellery show in New South Wales, Minerama has been drawing regular visitors to Glen Innes for almost 30 years. Held every year in March. Minerama is perfect for all gem lovers, rock hounds and…

    07 Mar - 10 Mar