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Basin loop track

Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

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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
  • Distance

    7km loop

  • Time

    3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • 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

Summer temperature


17°C and 26°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6.7°C and 14.5°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


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 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).

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.


Gathering firewood


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.

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