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. Australian Celtic Festival

    Thursday 02 May 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Glen Innes

    2019 will be celebrating Scotland. Since 1992, crowds have descended on Glen Innes in New England High Country. They come for the Australian Celtic Festival. They are attracted by the unique Celtic experience, the opportunity to meet with…

    02 May - 05 May
  2. High Country Handmade Showcase

    Sunday 02 June 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 -…

    02 Jun - 01 Sep
  3. Gemorama

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Glen Innes

    A Gem Festival featuring traders and Field Trips to local sites to promote the unique area and enticing tourists to keep coming back for other events. To encourage all age groups to spend time outside and meet friendly people with similar…

    08 Jun - 10 Jun