Burning Mountain

Grade 3 Grade 3

Wingen, NSW
4.0 km (1 hr )

Burning Mountain derives its name from the underground coal seem that has been burning for an estimated 5,500 years. The fire is burning its way at the rate of about one metre per year, leaving behind a landscape that shows evidence of the intense heat in the form of dead trees, subsidence cracks and even a natural brick pits. There are a number of interpretive signs along the track describing this natural phenomenon and the views of the Wingen Mountains just adds the already interesting walk.

The track is fairly short, but mostly uphill to reach the viewing platform where you can see the escaping smoke from the underground fire. It is however well worth the effort. I had a remarkably beautiful winter's day on my visit, which made for some beautiful photos!

Burning Mountain