Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite


2 Days

33.7 km One way

1615 m

Hard track
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 Mt Warrawolong, where there is a side trip to the peak. The walk finishes by heading down the ridge to Watagan creek road.

Maps for the Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via 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 Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via 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 33.7 km
Time 2 Days
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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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
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

16km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 11km has short steep hills. The remaining (6km) is very steep.

Quality of track

13km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 13km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (8km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 22km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 12km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

17km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 17km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (280m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 34km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

19km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 12km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (2.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite walk starts at the Yarramalong Track Head (gps: -33.22407, 151.27853)
Your transport options to Yarramalong Track Head are by;
Bus. A bus School service runs along Yarramalong Rd from Wyong. Since this is a school bus service it only heads into Yarramalong twice a day. Phone Busway on (02) 4392 6666 to organise a pick up (they are happy to take passengers. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Yarramalong to Watagan Creek via Basin Campsite ends at the Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(southside) (gps: -33.028602, 151.27391)
Your main transport option to Int of GNW track & Watagan Creek Road(southside) 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 :)