National Parks Association of NSW - Macarthur Branch


Bushwalkers Basin

Basin's Waterfall

The Keith Longhurst Reserve situated at the end of the Georges River Road, Kentlyn, comprises almost 80 hectares of bushland leading down to the Georges River, and there is plenty of scope for bushwalks of all grades.

The walk down to Bushwalkers Basin has recently been upgraded by Campbelltown City Council and there are now steps leading down to the river. The track has been more clearly defined with marker posts along the way, but care must still be taken to stay on the track and not wander off into the surrounding area.

Basin's pool

In season flannel flowers (Actinotus helianthi) carpet the plateau among the typical Hawkesbury Sandstone Woodland trees and understory, and Gymea Lilies (Doryanthes excelsa) wave their large red flowers like sentinels along the cliff lines.

The pool at the end of the walk is probably one of the largest along the stretch of the Georges River within the Campbelltown Council area, and is very popular in summer, without the over crowding found in other parts of Sydney.

The water fall is a delight for photographers and painters, but once again care must be taken when paddling or swimming in the river above the falls as there are large sink holes caused by many years of natural erosion caused by eddies in the river.

Basin's Waterfall

For more information on area the Plan of Management can be viewed at http://www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/ upload/ocufx42629/Basin%20POM%20Final%20v6%20May%2005%202.pdf

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