Burning Mountain Nature Reserve - NSW

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DEG: -31.865 150.901672
DMS: 31º 51' 54" S 150º 54' 6.02" E
UTM: 56 J 6472608mN 301492mE
Altitude: 498.06m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


223.23kms North of Sydney - Driving 297 km (3 hours 20 mins)
528.59kms South of Brisbane - Driving 680 km (7 hours 41 mins)

Address & Contact

Wingen NSW 2337
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Early explorers assumed Burning Mountain's billowing smoke and peak of grey, smouldering ash was a volcano, but it's actually a natural slow-burning coal seam, one of very few in the world.
Signs along the walk from the rest area explain the effects of the underground fire on the landscape, the regeneration process and the significance of the area to Aboriginal people. There are good views of the Hunter Valley and Wingen Maid Nature Reserve, and great photo opportunities. Nearby visitor facilities, including parking, barbecues, toilets and a rest area, are administered by Upper Hunter Shire Council.
Access 24 km north of Scone. Entry is off the New England Highway north of Wingen.
Scone, phone 6540 2300 Nelson Bay, phone 4984 8200

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Closest Weather Station

Murrurundi Gap at 18/02:00pm EST
Distance from Burning Mountain Nature Reserve 17.09km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Murrurundi Post Office
Distance from Burning Mountain Nature Reserve 12.7km NW
Mean Max. °C30.729.727.723.719.215.815.116.920.724.127.329.7
Mean Min. °C15.
Mean Rain mm91.478.661.852.454.570.063.861.558.172.875.590.0

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