Basin campsite to Watagan Valley


6 hrs

13 km One way

784 m

Hard track
This varied walk travels north through the Watagans. Leaving the Basin campsite behind, the walk traverses the Wollombi Brook via the Lyrebird trail. The Wollombi Brook Pool is a great spot to stop (and take a swim) on a hot day. From the pool, the walk climbs into the Warrawolong Flora Reserve using a combination of bush tracks and dirt roads. Along the way, a side trip to Mt Warrawolong offers views on the way to the highest point in the area. This walk finishes by descending into the beautiful Watagan Valley.

Maps for the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley 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
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley

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 13 km
Time 6 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 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

8km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.5km is very steep. The remaining (1.8km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 5km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 13km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 280m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

12km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 930m requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (280m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 13km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

11km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.4km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (930m) 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 Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Basin campsite to Watagan Valley walk starts at the Basin Campsite (gps: -33.104008, 151.23088)
Your main transport option to Basin Campsite is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Basin campsite to Watagan Valley 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

 


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


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 :)