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Basin loop track

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

Overview

Basin loop track continues from Hidden Treasure track to form a longer walk with scenic views of Copeland Tops State Conservation Area via historic Old Copeland Road.

Where
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
Distance
7km loop
Time suggested
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes
Please note
  • There's no mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

For those who really like to stretch their legs, Basin loop track is the longest walking trail in Copeland Tops. This continuation of Hidden Treasure track follows, for the northern part of its loop, historic Old Copeland Road. The track will lead you through dry rainforest to open forest that lines the ridge tops of this area. See how the vegetation changes along the way from red cedars, giant stinging trees and strangler figs in the moister, more protected sections of rainforest, to Sydney blue gums and Craven grey box in the sclerophyll forest on the more exposed and drier ridges.

There’s an abundance of birds, so take along binoculars for birdwatching. Many of the park’s animals are nocturnal, but have been known to sometimes keep odd hours. Koalas can, of course, be seen at any time dozing off high up in the fork of gum trees, so keep your eyes peeled.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Basin Loop walking track, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer.