The Basin Campsite to Heaton Gap
  • Length: 60.5km

  • Duration: 4 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Basin Forest Rd, Olney

  • End: 1549 Leggetts Dr, Brunkerville

  • Location: Olney State Forest Watagan State Forest Watagans National Park Heaton State Forest

  • Closest Town: Cooranbong

  • Distance from CBD: 107 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.1040077169

  • Longitude: 151.2308750883

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The Basin Campsite to Heaton Gap is a 60.5km, grade 4 One way hike located in Olney State Forest Watagan State Forest Watagans National Park Heaton State Forest New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4 days to complete.


This four day walk starts at the Basin Campsite in the Olney State Forest and follows the Great North Walk heading north. The walk passes through to the Watagan State Forest and into the Congewai Valley continuing east into the Watagan National Park and all the way through to Heaton Gap. The three campsites can be found along the ridgeline before dropping down into the Congewai Valley at the Barraba campsite and at the Watagan Forestry H.Q campsite on the corner of Watagan and Bakers Roads in the Watagan National Park.

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