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Published April 23rd 2018
If you would like to have a city escape or just need a day trip to enjoy natural beauty, the Basin, which is located not that far from Palm Beach, could be a great option for you and your family. You can catch the ferry from the Palm Beach wharf. It takes about 20 minutes to the Basin, which is part of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Once you get off the ferry at the Basin, you can find the campground and the picnic area, which is a great place for friends and family outing.
It takes approximately 20 minutes from the Palm Beach ferry to the Basin
What's more, you may be able to spot some wildlife animals such as wallabies jumping around. If you love walking, you can also explore the Basin engravings trail , which is approximately 5-6 km in return. Be prepared for a steep climb in the beginning.
This is another engraving that you can find at the site. It's worth spending a bit of time to look into this engraving in particular, which helps you to get a glimpse into Aboriginals' daily life. I found it interesting; it shows a man holding a fish on one hand while holding a boomerang in the other hand.
The Aboriginal engraving showing a man holding a fish and a boomerang
Once you have finished seeing the engravings, simply follow the track to reach a sign showing "Welcome to the Guringai Land". You can then follow the same route to return to the Basin, where you can take a ferry back to the Palm Beach Wharf. Go check out the ferry time tables to help you with a well-planned journey.