Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite
  • Length: 33.7km

  • Duration: 2 Days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: 1 Bumble Hill Rd, Yarramalong

  • End: 1753 Watagan Creek Rd, Laguna

  • Location: Olney and Watagan State Forests

  • Closest Town: Yarramalong

  • Distance from CBD: 93.1 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.2240701

  • Longitude: 151.2785262

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Bitumen Road

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Large Car Park

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Accessible Parking

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Olney and Watagan State Forests...

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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

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Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite is a 33.7km, grade 4 One way hike located in the Olney and Watagan State Forests, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

This section of the Great North Walk starts from the Yarramalong general store and follows the roads to the Cedar Brush track head. From here the walk heads north through the Olney State Forest to the Basin Campsite. On day two the walk continues north through the State Forest to Mount Warrawolong where there is a side trip to the peak. The walk finishes by heading down the ridge to Watagan creek road.

Download maps and tracknotes for Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite hiking track from wildwalks.com.

About the region

Olney State Forest is a popular visitor area and part of the beautiful State Forests of the Watagan Mountains. Located west of Lake Macquarie, Olney is bordered by Wyong State Forest, Watagan State Forest and Watagan National Park. Along with adjacent Heaton State Forest, Olney State Forest is the main area for visitors to State Forests on the Central Coast. Forests in this area have been harvested for timber for many decades, more than 100 years. The forests you see today are regrowth forests, having been harvested many times over and grown back. Today's forest management practices protect biodiversity, soil and water quality and cultural heritage sites while also allowing for sustainable timber production.

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