The Basin Trail - NSW

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DEG: -33.590261 151.282208
DMS: 33º 35' 24.93" S 151º 16' 55.96" E
UTM: 56 H 6281951mN 340599mE
Altitude: 156.05m


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Basin Trail
Ku-ring-gai Chase NSW 2084
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The Basin track and Mackerel track start from this trail head and offer stunning ocean views, as well as one of Sydney's best Aboriginal Art sites. You can also enjoy a picnic and swim, or catch a ferry to other scenic spots on Pittwater.The Basin Trail is a 2.8km steep downhill trail to the water's edge (The Basin). Near the top of the trail whilst still on the ridge top, stop to explore the Basin Aboriginal Art Site. From here, follow signs to the Basin picnic area and campground. The Basin features a large grassy area overlooking Pittwater offering lovely surrounding, views and safe swimming. It's a popular spot for visitors to come in their personal yachts to moor for the day or overnight and also via the passenger ferry that departs Palm Beach (Careel Bay Wharf). There is a campground here so if you're keen, back your tent and walk in to this gorgeous spot.To explore the Mackerel track take the left hand turn after the Basin Aboriginal Art site. Head out to the point to enjoy the impressive views across Pittwater, and look down upon Mackerel Beach to the north and Currawong to the south. To return, follow the Mackerel track back to West Head road.
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Closest Weather Station

Terrey Hills at 25/03:30am EST
Distance from The Basin Trail 12.35km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Gosford (Narara Research Station) Aws
Distance from The Basin Trail 22.14km N
Mean Max. °C27.627.125.923.620.317.917.519.121.423.625.126.8
Mean Min. °C16.817.215.411.
Mean Rain mm134.7154.7149.9139.4118.3130.580.372.468.584.591.7104.2

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