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Caleys lookout track is a 1.2km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Bents Basin State Conservation Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Take in delightful views on the Caleys lookout track in Bents Basin State Conservation Area, not far from Penrith. Named after English explorer and botanist, George Caley, the lookout track follows a shady path from the Bents Basin Road picnic area up into the forested escarpment. Children might find it a bit steep, although you’re assisted by stone, wooden and metal steps along the way.
At the end of the walk is Caleys lookout located in the neighbouring Gulguer Nature Reserve. There are picnic tables at the fenced lookout, so you can bring along a picnic lunch to tuck into while you enjoy expansive views over the tall eucalypts above Bents Basin.
You can also look across to Bents Basin campground, taking in the vista of pretty patchwork farmland and rugged bushland of western Sydney. There are picnic tables at the lookout, so you can bring along a picnic lunch to tuck into while you’re admiring the view.
About the region
Bents Basin State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds region
The park gates open at 9am all year round and close at 4.30pm (May to Sept) and 7pm (Oct to Apr).
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 westTurn left onto Bents Basin Road and continue to the endAt 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
Remember to wear suitable walking shoes, as this track is quite steep
Please note that park gates lock automatically after hours
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.