Location- 148.63 km North West of Gloucester
Est. Travel Time- 2.5 hours.
Just beyond Hanging Rock village are the dams (with a surface area of 3.6 ha) which were erected by hand over a three-week period in 1888 to serve the sluicing needs of the miners. The operation was carried out by the Mt Sheba Company which leased the water rights for the area the previous year. Today it is a lovely spot for an outing with picnic and barbecue facilities in a bush setting abundant with trees, birds, lizards, wallabies and pademelons (small kangaroo). There is also a 1.2-km bush walk. This is regarded as good fossicking country with zircons, sapphires and other semi-precious stones to be found.
Sheba Dams Reserve • Hanging Rock to Barry Station Road • Located in picturesque country at Hanging Rock on the Great Divide and only 11 km from Nundle. This is a favourite destination for day tripping and overnight camping. Activities include bushwalking, swimming, fishing and late afternoon wildlife observation. Facilities include toilets, BBQs (wood), picnic amenities, shelter shed and constructed walking trails.