Hidden Treasure track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4.5km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Old Copeland Rd, Copeland

  • End: Old Copeland Rd, Copeland

  • Location: Copeland Tops State Conservation Area

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 281 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.0015406466666

  • Longitude: 151.826202066667

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Rainforest Walk

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Hidden Treasure track is a 4.5km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Hidden Treasure track is an easy walk through dry rainforest following Copeland Creek beneath a canopy of grey myrtle, shatterwood, yellow tulip and other dry rainforest species. This hike also takes you past remnants of the area’s mining history. Look out for adits, which are tunnelled entrances to underground mines. See the boiler from Criterion stamper battery, which used to provide the power to crush ore from the nearby mines.
Hidden Treasure gold reef was discovered in 1877. Despite the name, the treasure did not really stay hidden for long, and this mine became the area’s second most productive, yielding 269kg of gold after its construction. Now that all those miners have left, microbats have moved in and travel back and forth from the cave through the open mesh grill at the mine entrance, generally scavenging for insects.

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.

Getting There

On entering Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, park in the carpark at the end of Copeland Road. From Hidden Treasure picnic area, look for signs to Hidden Treasure track. Parking Parking is available at Hidden Treasure track. Bus parking is available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Tips

The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
There is no mobile reception in this park


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.