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Hidden Treasure picnic area

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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Hidden Treasure picnic area, near Gloucester, is the ideal spot for a picnic or barbecue. It's also the access point for Hidden Treasure track and guided tours of Mountain Maid gold mine.

Picnic areas
What to
Drinking water, lunch, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • There's no drinking water or mobile reception in this park.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

All paths in Copeland Tops lead from Hidden Treasure picnic area. This lovely picnic spot, in a red cedar and dry rainforest setting, is situated at the main entrance of the park and is the access point to Basin Loop and Hidden Treasure tracks as well as being the meeting point for guided tours through historic Mountain Maid gold mine.

Enjoy a barbecue or picnic before or after exploring the park. Or just relax for the day and make the most of this picnic area. Keep your binoculars handy for birds such as wompoo fruit-doves and glossy black-cockatoos. Listen out for the rare stuttering frog and look up for koalas munching leaves or dozing in the eucalypts. Animals such as spotted-tailed quolls, brush-tailed phascogale and numerous types of microbats are most likely to be seen at dusk and after dark.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Hidden Treasure trail, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Hidden Treasure track

    Take a walk through the rainforest along Hidden Treasure track in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, near Gloucester. You'll pass remnants of the area's mining heritage, including a historic boiler and disused mine entrance.

  • Mountain Maid gold mine, Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Photo © Brent Hall

    Mountain Maid gold mine

    Guided tours through Mountain Maid gold mine are available for visitors to Copeland Tops State Conservation Area. Walking tours start from Hidden Treasure picnic area.

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

    Basin loop track

    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.


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