Basin loop track
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area
All the practical information you need to know about Basin loop track.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
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 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.
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.
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
17°C and 26°C
6.7°C and 14.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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.
- Gloucester office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6538 5300
- 59 Church Street, Gloucester NSW 2422
- in Copeland Tops State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
Copeland Tops State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.