It’s hard to find someone who knows Copeton Dam better than David Allan. Locally born and bred, David and his family have been the custodians of Reflections Holiday Parks Copeton Waters since 2011. But his ties to the area go back much further.
“I grew up on a property between Inverell and Warialda, went to school in Inverell and married a local girl almost 30 years ago. Apart from a short stint living in a VW Kombi I’ve always lived locally,” David explained.
A young David learnt to water-ski at Copeton Waters and as a mad-keen fisherman he has been fishing the dam for Murray Cod since he was at school. The charm of the area, however, has not lost its impact over the years.
“I just love the feel of the place, the ambience and serenity. It’s such an interesting landscape too; everywhere you turn there’s something different to look at. It’s granite belt country so there’s big rocks and big old trees everywhere you look. As the water level drops the old village comes out with its cemetery and headstones,” he said.
Seeing visitors spending time together and getting the most out of their experience – whether they are on a fishing trip, a corporate retreat or simply visiting for a day of water-skiing – is a satisfying part of the role for David.
“We often have two or three generations coming together. We’ve got people who have been visiting since they were babies, and now coming with their own families. It’s fantastic to see the third generation gain an experience they’ll look back on and want to do with their own kids,” David said.
“When the campfire’s going and the kids are roasting their marshmallows, you know that treasured family memories are being made at Copeton.”
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