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Two mountains in the Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park

Burrowa Pines National Park (NSW)

Kosciuszko National Park

 

Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park (18,400 ha) consists of two rugged and contrasting mountains linked by a narrow, vegetated ridge. The park boasts impressive scenery, diverse habitats and significant flora conservation values. Its remote and rugged character is a major attraction for many visitors to the park.

Access to many popular visitor areas is from the all-weather Cudgewa Bluff Road, which passes through the park and is a pleasant scenic drive.

Enjoying the park

Picnicking and camping - basic visitor facilities are located at Bluff Creek, near the main entrance to the park, and also at Blue Gum Camp, Hinces Creek and Pine Mountain.

Four wheel driving and mountain biking - a network of 4WD tracks exists through the park although most minor tracks are fine weather only and seasonal track closures apply during winter and early spring.

Bushwalking – a wide range of walking opportunities exist within the park (see over).

Lookouts along these tracks provide outstanding views over the NSW Snowy Mountains and surrounding valleys of the Upper Murray.

Bluff Falls - a spectacular set of waterfalls exists where water cascades off the park plateau, over Cudgewa Bluff and into a tranquil grotto below. A viewing platform below the falls provides excellent photographic opportunities. Parking and turning is limited and not suitable for trailers.

Mt Burrowa - this remote and rugged peak is the highest in the park (1,300m) and may be covered with snow for weeks each year. It sits atop the sub-alpine Burrowa plateau and can be reached by a number of walking tracks.

Pine Mountain - this gigantic rock monolith is reputedly one and a half times as big as Uluru (Ayers Rock). The exposed, lichen covered granite slopes dotted with soft, green Cypresspine trees imparts a special appeal. A walking track leads all the way to the summit.

Plants and wildlife

Geological and topographic differences within the park have resulted in a range of vegetation types.

Pine Mountain is of great botanical significance because of the number of rare and threatened plant species growing there. These include the Phantom Wattle (Acacia phasmoides), Fan Grevillea (Grevillea ramosissima), Pine Mountain Grevillea (Grevillea jephcottii) and Broad-leafed Hopbush (Dodonaea rhombifolia). Black Cypresspines and Kurrajongs also grow on the dry, rocky slopes.

The steep sided Mt Burrowa is more heavily timbered and supports more diverse vegetation.

Candlebarks and Peppermints are found at lower altitudes, with Blue Gums in moist gullies. Alpine Ash occurs higher up on sheltered slopes with Snow Gums on the highest peaks and ridges.

The higher rainfall of this area also supports numerous ferns in deep, wet gullies.

Animal life is abundant and varied with Superb Lyrebirds, Black Wallabies, Eastern Grey Kangaroos and wombats, possums and gliders especially numerous. Over 180 species of birds have been recorded in the park.

 

How to get there:

The park is located approximately 120 km east of Albury-Wodonga and 25 km northwest of Corryong. It lies between the Murray Valley Highway and the Murray River.

Best nearby visitor contact:
Corryong Visitor Information Centre

Towns close by: Corryong, Khancoban, Walwa

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