The Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is home to Australia's only naturally occurring burning coal seam on Mount Wingen. The Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is located some 20km north of Scone off the the New England Highway, just out of Wingen.
ABOVE: A View from the Burning Mountain Walk
For a location map visit:
There are no fees to be paid at Burning Mountain Nature Reserve.
Located just off the New England Highway, the Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is a good spot for a break on a Road Trip. Facilities are fairly limited though, with a small rotunda, flush toilets and a solitary picnic table with seating set under the trees.
Burning Mountain Walk
The Burning Mountain Walk begins from the car park, starting with a 'bridge' over the nearby fence. From here the walk leads up the hill, before coming to sections that include a number of steps and steep sections. It is a relatively easy walk, though the steep sections and steps may form a more difficult walk for some. There are some seats of varying quality provided along the way, with a sheltered picnic table reached just prior to the actual site of the burning coal seam, over which a platform to walk is provided.
ABOVE: Reading an Information Sign Prior to Beginning the Walk
The walk is about 4km return and will take somewhere between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete, depending on fitness levels.
More Information on the Walk:
Apparently, camping is allowed at Burning Mountain Nature Reserve.
The video below is Australian Wilderness Adventures: Episode 003 – Burning Mountain Nature Reserve
For Drone footage of Burning Mountain Nature Reserve visit:
My most recent visit to Burning Mountain Nature Reserve was on the 8 December 2020. I have also visited the site about 3 times prior to that I think.
- Burning Mountain Nature Reserve (NPWS)
- NPWS Muswellbrook Office
160 Bridge Street
Muswellbrook NSW 2333
- New South Wales Direstory
- Wilderness Hub – Table of Contents
- Facebook Page – Kevin’s Wilderness Journeys
Last Updated – 15 December 2020