Rising 150 metres above the cultivated plains, Mount Scoria is a striking local landmark. Formed by volcanic activity 20-26 million years ago, this volcanic plug features many-sided basalt columns. Mount Scoria is the only mountain like it in Australia.
From this short cultural trail in Mount Scoria Conservation Park walkers get a good view of the unusual columns. Interpretive signs explain the significance of the mountain to the Gangulu people and describe how the landscape formed.
Take plenty of water and wear a hat and sunscreen. Take binoculars on the trail for a closer view of the basalt columns.
Do not climb to the summit, as the rocks crumble easily and it is dangerous.
During summer, walk in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat.
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