Deepwater is a very small town encounted when traveling the New England Hgy between Glen Innes and Tenterfield. Deepwater services a quite rich rural base, but as time goes by, has relinquished most services to Glen Innes. Deepwater owes its beginning and existence to the metal silica. The visitor will find the town a little quirky, but this is deliberate.

The Deepwater Run (the reason for the town’s name) was occupied in 1839 by William Cooins for the Windeyer brothers. In 1848 their run covered 60,000 acres (240 km2). The railway station was opened in 1886. The Deepwater Public School was established 1894. Some of the old buildings still in existence are the Deepwater Inn, court house, post office,old bank school of arts and the Deepwater Public School.

Deepwater now has an Apex Park, antique store, bakery, school, two hotels (now one), roadhouse and general shopping facilities. An annual race meeting is held on the racecourse that is located there. It also has service organisations that include the Country Women's Association, Red Cross, Far West and Apex Club, SES and Rural Fire Service, pre-school and some other community organisations.

The district is an agricultural area with the main pursuits being wool, fat lamb and beef cattle production. In the past dairying, tin mining and timber were industries that contributed to the economy of the district.

An annual event is the ‘scare-crow’ scaring competition and the locals really get behind the novel challenge.

There is the Anglican and Catholic Churches.

The Deepwater War Memorial is acknowledged on the School of Arts building.

Deepwater is most likely for most a drive through town, but if the timing for a refreshment or coffee is right how about supporting the town.

Heritage diary



  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course