Dumaresq Dam is situated 6km past the University of New England in Armidale NSW. Dumaresq Dam was built in 1898 and was Armidale’s water supply until 1968.
It is now set aside as a recreational reserve. A peaceful and relaxing place for fishing, bird watching, canoeing and there is a 2.5km walking track through eucalyptus woodland around the dam.
The woodland contains plenty of birds, kangaroos, cockatoos and the occasional water rat, which you might see swimming along the water edge.
The reserve also has toilets, picnic shelter, gas and wood-fire BBQ, and a small playground area.