Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite


4 hrs

9.7 km One way

590 m

Hard track
This section of the Great North Walk starts from the Cedar Brush track head and winds up into the Olney State Forest, following bushtracks and service trails down into the Wollombi Brook gully. From here, the walk heads south along the Lyre Bird trail to the Basin Campsite. The Basin Campsite provides more than enough space for large groups to camp, as well as a picnic shelter, fire place and a toilet. It is a fair drive around for the car shuffle, but a nice walk into the campsite.

Maps for the Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Murrays Run 1:25 000 Map Series 91314N MURRAYS RUN NSW-91314N
Dooralong 1:25 000 Map Series 91311S DOORALONG NSW-91311S
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 9.7 km
Time 4 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 3.1km has short steep hills. The remaining (2.9km) is very steep.

Quality of track

Around 5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 4.2km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 370m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 4.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 10km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

8km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 910m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (340m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite walk starts at the Cedar Brush Track Head (gps: -33.1427, 151.25619)
Your main transport option to Cedar Brush Track Head is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Cedar Brush track head to the Basin Campsite ends at the Basin Campsite (gps: -33.104008, 151.23088)
Your main transport option to Basin Campsite is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)