Lake Glenbawn - NSW



DEG: -32.050947 151.008319
DMS: 32º 03' 3.4" S 151º 00' 29.94" E
UTM: 56 H 6452182mN 311963mE
Altitude: 278m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


200.53kms North of Sydney - Driving 289 km (3 hours 20 mins)
544.48kms South of Brisbane - Driving 725 km (8 hours 18 mins)

Address & Contact

Glenbawn NSW
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The lake is the result of the Glenbawn Dam, built between 1954 and 1957 to regulate the flow of the Hunter River in order to meet stock, domestic and irrigation requirements.

Major extensions in the 1980s facilitated the development of the recreation area. The result is a popular spot for water skiing, fishing, swimming, wind surfing, sailing, canoeing and sailboarding. The Stateparks website linked above boasts that "Lake Glenbawn is also one of the best freshwater fishing spots in NSW. Cast a line and you can catch our famous 'big bass', golden perch (yellow belly) and catfish."

The lake's shoreline is predominantly open woodland with over 100 species of birds including galahs, eastern rosellas, pelicans and king parrots. The water attracts kangaroos and wallaroos in the early morning and at dusk.
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Closest Weather Station

Scone Airport at 25/05:30pm EST
Distance from Lake Glenbawn 17.24km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Scone Scs
Distance from Lake Glenbawn 7.76km W
Mean Max. °C31.129.827.924.520.117.016.318.321.524.927.730.2
Mean Min. °C16.916.914.611.
Mean Rain mm82.377.352.238.946.545.436.638.738.858.562.067.9

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