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Caleys lookout track

Bents Basin State Conservation Area

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Caleys lookout track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    1.2km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Caleys lookout track starts at Bents Basin Road picnic area in the northern precinct of Bents Basin State Conservation Area. To get there:

  • From Wallacia, follow Silverdale Road west
  • Turn left onto Bents Basin Road and continue to the end
  • At Bents Basin Road picnic area the trackhead is located to the west of the carpark.

Bents Basin Road picnic area is also accessible by foot from southern precinct of the park by taking the footpath across the short bridge next to the water.

Parking

Parking is available at Bents Basin Road picnic area

Best times to visit

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a camping weekend in spring, a weekend picnic in the winter sun or a sunny summer day for lots of water activities.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

15°C and 29°C

Highest recorded

45°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded

-6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

February

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

156mm

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

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.

Caleys lookout track

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Park info

  • in Bents Basin State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Bents Basin State Conservation Area opens at 8am and closes at 5pm (8pm during daylight savings). The park may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay and display machines that accept both coin and card.

    Buy annual pass
View from the Lookout. Photo John Yurasek