Water Sports

Recreation at Chaffey Dam
Campers at Chaffey Dam

Chaffey Dam

Chaffey Dam is popular for water sports such as waterskiing, swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. There are beautiful parks and reserves for bushwalking and picnicking. Campsites at Chaffey Dam Camping Reserve and Bowling Alley Point Recreation Reserve have barbecue and toilet facilities. You can also check out the distinctive ‘morning glory’ spillway – one of only two in Australia, named after the flower and capable of discharging 903 cubic metres of water per second. The dam is fantastic for fishing, with Murray cod, yellowbelly, silver perch, catfish and rainbow trout in the water. Nundle Fishing Club also offers accommodation for anglers, waterskiers and bushwalkers. 

Lake Keepit

West of Manilla and about 45 minutes from Tamworth, Lake Keepit's beautiful landscape is famous for its wide open spaces and big skies. Lake Keepit offers boat hire so you can take advantage of this excellent boating and water sports location, or throw in a fishing line and hook a silver perch, yellowbelly, Murray cod or even catfish. 

Split Rock Dam

Split Rock Dam on Manilla River is a popular spot for boating, fishing and camping.

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