Any Swimming Holes 20-30Ks From Tamworth

Submitted: Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:17
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Heading up there for 10 days - might escape the town and look around.

Anyone suggest some nice swimming holes wher we can also have a picnic & swim

I am leaving at 4am Saturday so any posts after this time will not be read till I get back

TIA

Di
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:19

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:19
Might be quite a few .. it was flooded about a week ago.

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The Peel River is in the region.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:35

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:35
I have just sent member John T a message as he is a local he should be able to let you know of a few good spots :))


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:39

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 09:39
He is currently out in the boat but will reply when he gets back to the computer.


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Follow Up By: didiaust - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:26

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:26
You are a legend

If ever you want the drum on areas in the Hunter and Lake Macquarie- I 'm ya girl

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Reply By: Rossc0 - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:24

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:24
Sheba dams near Hanging Rock/Nundle or Lake Keepit out to the west.

Been about 15 years since I was last there but the dams were always a nice day out.

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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:39

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:39
Also Chaffey Dam on the way to Nundle.
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Reply By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:24

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:24
Chaffey dam is pretty,good swimming and picnic areas,it`s about 40k sth of Tamworth. Lake Keepit is also a nice spot , it`s on the Tamworth/ Gunnedah road. Good cod fishing there,they hire boats as well. Have a good holiday.
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 13:12

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 13:12
Hi Di

I nearly got blown off the water at Keepit Dam but am now home safe and sound.

Whilst you mention 20 - 30 k's from Tamworth, there is not much in the way of "nice" places that close unless you have access through private property.

The local dams - Keepit and Chaffey have both been mentioned. They are OK but for mine, if I want a day out, a bit cooler because of the 1100 metre altitude, I'd be heading for Sheba Dams at Hanging Rock. Picnic tables, shady trees, a "Windy Loo", the possibility of catching a trout (make sure you have fishing licences) and a nice place for a swim.

Google maps can show you the way. About 1 hour from Tamworth and the drive will take you past Chaffey Dam too. Nundle is down the hill from Sheba Dams and has some "touristy" shops and places to eat. The Peel Inn is great for lunch but not sure about getting a seat with the festival happening.

Have a great time - and bring the sunscreen and lots of water. It's abt 35 degrees witha strng NW wind so not nice out just now.

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Reply By: didiaust - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 13:57

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 13:57
Many thanks all

Hope you caught some fish for your effort John

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 14:07

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 14:07
Probably no fish for John but maybe some Illegal fishers ;)


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Follow Up By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 15:28

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 15:28
Hi again Di

As my mate Kev has intimated I don't catch fish but instead catch those who are fishing illegally - i.e. I am the local Fisheries Officer - and no - quiet this morning with everyone I spoke with and checked complying with the rules.

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Follow Up By: didiaust - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 15:42

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 15:42
Understand.

Keep ya eye out for my little truck & EO sticker. White Mazda Bravo table top. Staying at Oxley High School.

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PS I'm not a lover of fresh water fish but married a Moree boy so occasionally I have to ignore the mud taste lol

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