Basin Campsite to Watagan Valley (GNW)

New South Wales
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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.

642m
Maximum Elevation
1018m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the Basin Campsite or Walkers Ridge Forest Rd, Laguna NSW 2325.  The walk finishes at Watagan Creek Rd, Laguna NSW 2325 (you can do the track in reverse if you like).

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

See link and attached GPS file.

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

http://www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/watagans/basin-campsite-to-watagan-valley.html

https://youtu.be/iOmyY9z6LjI

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Guided-tours/classic-great-north-walk-newcastle-to-sydney

http://www.thegreatnorthwalk.com/home

 

Comments

Very hilly with some moderate climbs. The rainforest section was very nice. Transport is a bit of a hassle as the endpoints are at least 30 minutes drive apart (you'll need a car on both ends unless you want to hike back the way you came).

rob.bushman on 18 Jul, 2015

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