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Basin loop track is a 7km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, NSW. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
For those who really like to stretch their legs, Basin loop track is the longest walking trail in Copeland Tops. This continuation of Hidden Treasure track follows, for the northern part of its loop, historic Old Copeland Road. The track will lead you through dry rainforest to open forest that lines the ridge tops of this area. See how the vegetation changes along the way from red cedars, giant stinging trees and strangler figs in the moister, more protected sections of rainforest, to Sydney blue gums and Craven grey box in the sclerophyll forest on the more exposed and drier ridges.
There’s an abundance of birds, so take along binoculars for birdwatching. Many of the park’s animals are nocturnal, but have been known to sometimes keep odd hours. Koalas can, of course, be seen at any time dozing off high up in the fork of gum trees, so keep your eyes peeled.
About the Region
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.
On entering Copeland Tops State Conservation Area:Park at the carpark at the end of Copeland RoadLook for signs to Hidden Treasure trackFollow 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.
There’s no mobile reception in this park
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.