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.