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Burning Mountain walk

Burning Mountain Nature Reserve

Visitor info

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

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1 - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    4km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

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.
    • The walking track begins from the carpark

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available, including several designated disabled spots.

    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

    If you bring young children, keep them with you at all times.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Take extra care around the rocky areas and tiger pear plants

    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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Burning Mountain walk

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    Park info

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