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Bents Basin Road picnic area

“Our kids are real waterbabies – they loved being able to go for a swim, next time we'll bring our canoe and fishing gear."

Like the sound of a picnic by the water’s edge? Pack up the family and head to Bents Basin Road picnic area for the day.

Get the barbecue going and relax at a picnic table while absorbing the water views and cooking up your lunch. Bring your kayak along to go for a paddle. There’s also good fishing and swimming in the basin on a hot summer’s day is a great way to cool off.

See if there’s enough wind to get a kite up or set off on the Caleys lookout track, which begins from the back of the picnic area, or cross the bridge to explore the park’s southern section.


Getting there

Getting there:

Bents Basin Road picnic area is in the northern precinct of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. To get there:

  • From Wallacia, follow Silverdale Road west
  • Turn left onto Bents Basin Road and continue to the end

Bents Basin Road picnic area is also accessible by foot from southern precinct of the park by taking the footpath across the short bridge next to the water.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Bents Basin Road picnic area.

Important info


  • Amenities block
  • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

Wheelchair access:


Assistance may be required to access this area  

  • Tnere are three designated disabled car spots at the carpark
  • The carpark is located adjacent to picnic area – there is a 30m walk to the closest picnic table and a 100m walk to the water
  • The picnic area is relatively flat, with grassy terrain
  • There is no wheelchair access to the water at Bents Basin Road picnic area
  • Toilet facilities at this picnic area are accessible via steps and are not wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities are located in the Durawi picnic area, about 300m away; over the bridge and uphill on a paved path.

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People enjoying a picnic near the river. Photo John Yurasek