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Burning Mountain walk

Burning Mountain Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Track grading

Features of this track


4km return


1 - 2hrs

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Short steep hills


Many steps

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles

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


    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.


    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

    Summer temperature


    14°C and 30.1°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    2.6°C and 15.9°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    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 Plus 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).



    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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