Lake Glenbawn - NSW

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -32.06036 151.01662
DMS: 32º 03' 37.3" S 151º 00' 59.82" E
UTM: 56 H 6451153mN 312766mE
Altitude: 321.48m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

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
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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Information

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 website (http://www.stateparks.nsw.gov.au/lake_glenbawn) 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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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Scone Airport at 28/06:30am EDT
Distance from Lake Glenbawn 18.16km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
18.7°C18.2°C100%18.7°C1015.6hPa0.2mmSSE19km/hr
10knots
26km/hr
14knots

Closest Climatic Station

Scone Scs
Distance from Lake Glenbawn 8.43km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C31.129.827.924.520.117.016.318.321.524.927.730.2
Mean Min. °C16.916.914.611.38.16.04.75.57.910.813.315.7
Mean Rain mm82.377.352.238.946.545.436.638.738.858.562.067.9

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