Basin Gully to Eualdrie lookout track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9km

  • Duration: 6.5hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Holy Camp Trail, Grenfell

  • End: Holy Camp Trail, Grenfell

  • Location: Weddin Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 440 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.8977249999999

  • Longitude: 147.978755000001

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Basin Gully to Eualdrie lookout track is a 9km, grade 5 Return hike located in the Weddin Mountains National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 6.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This fascinating and challenging walk takes you through several different vegetation communities, deep gullies and ridges and then onto a plateau where you can look out to the east towards Grenfell. You’ll be surrounded by white box, Blakely’s red gum, grey box and fuzzy box. As you move up the slope, you go through heathland dominated by shrubby she-oak and then into open forest dominated by mugga ironbark and black cypress pine. The views across the surrounding farming country and along the rugged escarpment on the eastern side of the Weddin Mountains are equally breathtaking.
The walk up to Eualdrie lookout at the top of this range is an adventurous hike. Start from Ben Hall’s campground and follow a marked trail through rugged terrain to the spectacular Eualdrie lookout, where wonderful scenic views await. You can return the same way or keep moving on to Peregrine lookout and Holy Camp.
Up the mountain where the understorey gets thicker, smaller birds like wrens, robins and warblers can be spotted flittering among the treetops. Emus often dart in among the trees as well. At the lookouts, birdwatchers will be in their element as wedge-tailed eagles and peregrine falcons are often seen swooping and plunging overhead.

About the Region

Weddin Mountains National Park in the Country NSW region
Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

Basin Gully to Eualdrie lookout walking track takes you from the western side of Weddin Mountains National Park to the eastern side of the park. To get there:From Grenfell, travel 5.5km west along the Mid-Western Highway towards West Wyalong, then turn left onto Back Piney Range Road.Follow the signs to Weddin Mountains National Park and continue along the road for 23kmTurn left onto the park entrance road, over the grid, and go through State ForestTurn left, and then right, into Ben Halls campground.The trailhead is at the north-eastern end of the campground Parking Parking is available at Ben Halls campground.

Tips

If you’re bushwalking, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

 

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