Somersby to the Basin Campsite
  • Length: 47.4km

  • Duration: 3 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 841 Wisemans Ferry Rd, Somersby

  • End: Basin Forest Rd, Olney

  • Location: Jilliby State Conservation Area and Olney State Forest

  • Closest Town: Somersby

  • Distance from CBD: 79.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.3580778

  • Longitude: 151.29029

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Jilliby State Conservation Area and Olney State Forest...

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Somersby to the Basin Campsite is a 47.4km, grade 4 one way hike located in the Jilliby State Conservation Area and Olney State Forest, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.

Hike Summary

This three day walk starts at the Somersby General Store and follows the Great North Walk heading north into the the Jilliby State Conservation Area where the first nights campsite is at Stringy Bark Point. The walk continues north out of the Conservation Area to Yarramalong for the second night and further north into the Olney State Forest finishing at the Basin Campsite.


Download maps and tracknotes for Somersby to the Basin Campsite hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Located near Central Coast, Jilliby State Conservation Area is a popular place for 4WD touring, mountain biking, horse riding and long bush walks through the forest. Explore many of the trails throughout the landscape and when you feel like a rest, set up a picnic at any of the two picturesque picnic areas located at Muirs lookout or Stoney Ridge. From Muirs lookout, scenic views stretch out to Lake Macquarie and Lake Munmorah, with a glimpse of the coastline and Bird Island in the far distance.

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