Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout


3 hrs

7.6 km Return

176 m

Moderate track
This relatively flat walk takes you through some woodland forests, open shrub and rock platforms to a lookout. There are great views over the Basin, and out to Narrabeen and north up the Pitt Water. The track is well defined, and the views are well worth the walk.

Maps for the Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout 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.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout

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 7.6 km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 3.8km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 3.8km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 3.8km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 3.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 3.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 3.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bairne Track to the Basin Lookout walk starts and ends at the West Head road (start) (gps: -33.607808, 151.26982)
Your main transport option to West Head road (start) is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/btttbasl


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 :)