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Burning Mountain Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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    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.


    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

    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 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.

    Burning Mountain Nature Reserve


    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.

    Scone (24 km)

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

    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.