Burning Mountain Walk
Wonnarua Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h

3.7 km
return

↑ 191 m
↓ -191 m

Moderate track
Starting from the parking and picnic area this return walk is unlike you've seen elsewhere. The sometimes steep track will take you through this unusual fire country, that has been burning for 6000 years, giving the name to the mountain. Summit the head of the coal seam at the viewing platform, which offers a safe point to view the exhaust vents and rocks that have been transformed by the fires. Even if you're not able to see smoke, you may see the heat shimmer coming off the hot rocks from the viewing platform. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wonnarua people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Start.
After another 25 m continue straight.
Then pass the car park (45 m on your left).
Then pass the shelter (75 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (40 m on your right).
After another 70 m climb over the stile.
After another 530 m pass a seat (6 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 15 m pass a seat (8 m on your left).
After another 75 m turn left.
After another 20 m find a seat.
After another 345 m continue straight.
After another 570 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 150 m veer right.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 30 m cross the bridge
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.
About 100 m past the end is "Burning Mountain".
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Burning Mountain Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.7 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 25 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 25 m from the start.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 920 m apart with the largest gap of 3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
25 m[shelter]
Toilet
25 m[toilet]
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