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Basin loop track

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Basin loop track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    7km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

On entering Copeland Tops State Conservation Area:

  • Park at the carpark at the end of Copeland Road
  • Look for signs to Hidden Treasure track
  • Follow this track until you see a sign to Basin loop track

Parking

Parking is available at Basin loop track. Bus parking is available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area.

Spring

This season offers mild walking conditions as well as the chance to witness bird migration. For instance, the wompoo fruit-dove – Australia's largest fruit dove – migrates from lower elevations in winter to upland forests in the warmer months.

Summer

There's nothing like rainforest to keep you cool; it's always several degrees less beneath the protective canopy, so enjoy following the park's walking tracks and finding shady places to picnic during the hotter months. The park's raised elevation also contributes to these milder conditions.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 26°C

Highest recorded

28°C

Winter temperature

Average

6.7°C and 14.5°C

Lowest recorded

7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

261.6mm

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

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.

Prohibited

Gathering firewood

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Basin loop track

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