Walks

Kelly Basin Walk

Location

Via Mt Jukes Road, Queenstown
Final 5km is 4WD only access road

About

Walk with history down the route of the former railway line to Kelly Basin, where remains of rail bridges and sleepers are reminders of the past.

Where once 1000 people lived, today only historic remnants of the former town of Pillinger can be seen amidst lush green mosses and tree ferns.

The walk in to Kelly Basin is close to Bird River, providing for some stunning photo opportunities.

This walk is classed at level Grade 3 - some bushwalking experience required and suitable for most ages and fitness level.  Sturdy footwear is a must and please supervise children as the weather changes quickly and the track can get wet underfoot.

The walk will take 3-4 hours return (10.8km), with picnic tables at the start of the track.  Please note that the closest toilets are in Queenstown, approximately 30 minutes away. 

The track can be subject to closures in winter, please check the track is open before embarking on your journey down Mt Jukes Road.