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Bents Basin Road picnic area

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Bents Basin Road picnic area.

Getting there and parking

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.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Bents Basin Road picnic area.

Best times to visit

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a camping weekend in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or a sunny summer day for lots of water activities.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 29°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


3°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • You can bring your own barbecue



  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.


Disability access level - medium

Assistance may be required to access this area  

  • There 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.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bents Basin Road picnic area

Park info

  • in Bents Basin State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area is open 8am to 6pm from May to August and 8am to 8pm from September to April. The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. Day passes are available from on-park pay machines that accept coins and credit cards, and you can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Buy annual pass