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Lake Glenbawn State Park NSW

Lake Glenbawn State Park offers a wonderful diversity of bushland and wildlife. Nature lovers and bushwalkers alike will enjoy the woodland, which provides a habitat for over 100 species of birds, as well as water sports, fishing, picnic areas, BBQs, playgrounds, tennis and boat hire. 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), trout and catfish. Throughout spring and summer, when the lake water is high, water sports are popular, including canoeing, pleasure boating, sailing and wind surfing, swimming and water skiing.

Visit the Historical Museum housed in an old jail at the nearby town of Scone is a well-regarded attraction. You can also visit the Burning Mountain where a sulphur seam burns, thought to have been ignited by lightning. Buffs of Australian movies will appreciate the nearby village of Gundy that featured in The Shiralee (from the D’Arcy Niland novel). Other activities include: walking/hiking trail, water skiing, swimming, sailing, mountain biking, golf, fishing,  cricket, canoeing, bird watching, archery, 4W driving.

For information on accommodation and park facilities please visit the Inland Waters Website

How to get here

A 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, Lake Glenbawn State Park is 160km north-west of Newcastle, just off the New England Highway, and can be reached via Aberdeen or Scone. Nearest regional centre is Scone.

Flora and fauna

Lake Glenbawn is habitat for about 100 species of birds, including the magnificent native wedge-tailed eagle and Australian kestrel. Water birds are also abundant. Nature lovers will appreciate the wealth of native white box and yellow box trees.


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Park facilities
• BBQ• Camp kitchen• Grocery shop
• Kids playground• Pet friendly• Tennis court
Accommodation types
• Bungalow self contain• Cabin basic (limited facilities)• Cabin self contained
• Family villa/house
Accommodation features
• Air conditioning• Fridge/Freezer• Linen included
• TV Free to air• Washing machine and dryer
• Bird watching• Canoeing/kayaking• Cycling/mountain biking
• Fishing• Golfing• History and heritage
• Mountains and alpine• Nature, parks and wildlife• Surfing
• Walk trails• Water sports