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Hidden Treasure picnic area

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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Hidden Treasure picnic area is the ideal spot for a picnic or barbecue as well as the access point for the park’s walking tracks and guided tour of Mountain Maid gold mine.

Picnic areas
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is no 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


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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