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Burning Mountain awesome

Enjoyable few hours spent at Burning Mountain on our recent trip to Scone, Upper Hunter Valley... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2023
ALW3197
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful countryside

Beautiful scenery to take in on the 2km walk to the mountain, the track is well maintained, a lot... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2022
suellynhine
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Newcastle, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Just north of Scone you can undertake a pleasant 1-hour round trip bush walk with some nice views, to a burning coal seam. Has been burning for 6000 years!

Don’t expect Mt Etna, it is burning underground and at best you may see some smoke and can see heat rising from the ground. Not much to see from the viewing platform, but if you are careful (it’s not without its dangers, and not with little kids!) you can have a closer look and get an an idea of what’s happening underground. Can feel the heat and smell burning coal. Watch out for the seemingly bottomless crevices where the heat has split open the ground. Worth an hour or so.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Incredible views, but this walk is quite demanding if you are not physically fit. We did make it to the top and were glad we made the effort, even though I struggled with the number of steps as I am very unfit. Thankfully, there are numerous rest points along the way with benches to sit on and information tablets about the mountain, the coal seam and the spectacular views across the valley. The coal seam is extraordinary. I won't spoil the experience by detailing it here. Take your camera.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lisajbutler65
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