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Burning Mountain Nature Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Burning Mountain Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From Scone:

    • 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

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    By bike

    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.

    Autumn

    Hike Burning Mountain walk and get up close to the remarkable geological event happening right beneath your feet.

    Spring

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    14°C and 30.1°C

    Highest recorded

    40.6°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2.6°C and 15.9°C

    Lowest recorded

    -6.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    227.3mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Burning Mountain Nature Reserve

    Contact

    • 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.

      • Scone
        (02) 6545 1128
        Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • 19 Hayes Street, Scone NSW 2337
      • Fax: (02) 6545 1912
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    Nearby towns

    Murrurundi (17 km)

    Murrurundi has remained faithful to its pastoral roots and enjoys a fine legacy of historic houses and public buildings. In fact, the National Trust has declared the main street of Murrurundi an Urban Con servation Area. Today, you can explore the history of Murrurundi on a heritage walk that takes in churches, hotels and the original telegraph office.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Scone (24 km)

    Nestled in the picturesque Upper Hunter, Scone is known as the horse capital of Australia.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Muswellbrook (49 km)

    Muswellbrook is a vibrant country town surrounded by vineyards and horse studs. It straddles the Hunter River in the fertile wine-growing region of the Upper Hunter. Enjoy the local produce while you take in the natural beauty of the surrounding wilderness.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Burning Mountain walk, Burning Mountain Nature Reserve. Photo: R Wilcher/NSW Government