Deepwater Station Shearer’s Quarters
Deepwater Station is a historic grazing property located on top of the Great Dividing Range in the northern NSW area known as the New England.
Due to its position on top of a mountain range and its elevation of 900 to 1400m, the New England is renowned for lovely mild summers and cold, frosty winter nights, a beautiful “rolling hill” landscape, rainfall that allows green grass through most of the year and picturesque high country streams and rivers.
Deepwater is towards the northern end of the New England. It is a 4 hour drive southwest of Brisbane and 8 hours northwest of Sydney on the New England Highway between Glen Innes and Tenterfield.
Just outside of Deepwater, Deepwater Station is still very much a working farm running 7000 merino sheep and 270 Hereford cattle and our focus is to run the property as chemical free and as regeneratively as possible.
All of the accommodation on Deepwater Station has been designed to provide a rural camping feel, with varying levels of comfort. It is designed for families or groups who would like to get back to nature, have fun on a beautiful little river, experience a much simpler lifestyle and rediscover where their food comes from. You can read more here. “Accommodation”
Fishing on Deepwater Station
We are expecting plenty of interest in our accommodation from fishing families or groups because the fishing is so good on Deepwater Station.
On the farm we have a 10km double frontage to the Deepwater River that has been fenced off from livestock and, since it is on private land we have been able to limit the access to the river and imposed catch and release fishing only on the few people that we do allow on.
This, along with regular restocking by the Deepwater Fishing Club ensures you plenty of Murray Cod and Yellowbelly (Golden Perch) on private fishing holes over a large stretch of river.
As well as this, the Deepwater River, 2 km above us becomes a designated General Trout Stream. How’s that for a great fishing destination.
In 1997, as manager of Deepwater Station, I got sick of trying to impose my will on nature and make it do what I wanted it to do as is “normal” farming practice.
I could see I was never going to win so since then we have slowly been changing our practices to work more with nature, to the point where now we use only natural fertilizers, zero herbicides and zero pesticides, our land has long rest periods in-between short pulses of grazing and our river has been fenced off from livestock and is rehabilitating nicely.
Our soils and animals are healthier, the landscape and the river is healing and our farm is becoming an even nicer place to be.
Please contact us for more information.