Burning Mountain Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Burning Mountain Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Follow New England Highway towards Tamworth
- Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is 20km north of Scone, on the right-hand side of the highway.
Park entry points
- Burning Mountain access See on map
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
There is no public transport available to Burning Mountain Nature Reserve.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Burning Mountain Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Hike Burning Mountain walk and get up close to the remarkable geological event happening right beneath your feet.
Take the kids and a picnic and keep an eye out for eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and echidnas that share the area with copper-tailed skinks and other reptiles.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
14°C and 30.1°C
2.6°C and 15.9°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Country NSW region
Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
(02) 6545 1128
Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
- 20 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
- Fax: (02) 6545 1912
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