Burrowa - Pine Mountain National Park
Change of conditionsAdd change of condition
- McNamaras Track is currently closed until further notice due to a washed out culvert. at Burrowa - Pine Mountain National Park, Monday 23 April, 2018
Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park 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.
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. 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.
Things to see and do
There are many things to do in this rugged national park which include picnicking, camping, bushwalking, hiking, enjoying spectacular views, and visiting the beautiful Bluff Falls and remarkable Pine Mountain monolith.
Four-wheel driving and mountain biking
There is a wide network of four-wheel driving and mountain biking tracks throughout the park. Please note that most minor tracks are fine weather only and seasonal track closures apply during winter and early spring.
Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park is home to a spectacular set of waterfalls, where the 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.
This enormous rock monolith is reputedly one and a half times as big as Uluru (Ayers Rock). The lichen-covered granite rock dotted with soft, green cypress pine trees is very popular with visitors. A walking track leads all the way to the summit. There is a picnic area and fireplace located here.
There are many hiking opportunities in Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park. In general, walking conditions are steep and rough, therefore allow for a pace of 1.5 to 2 km an hour and ensure to let someone know your route.
Mt Burrowa Walking Track (The Pimple- 3 km, 2 hrs return, Mt Burrowa summit- 15 km, 10 hrs return)
The walk to Mt Burrowa is long and strenuous and the track may be poorly defined in places. The track climbs steeply from The Ridge carpark to The Pimple. The track continues on to the summit of Mt Burrowa with a number of very steep climbs and descents. The peak offers excellent views over some of the more remote and rugged areas of the park.
Bluff Creek Nature Trail (4km, approx. 2 hrs return)
This walk links the Bluff Creek visitor area with Bluff Falls and can be walked in either direction. For much of its route the track follows closely beside Bluff Creek through moist, ferny gullies and tall stands of blue gum trees. Interpretative panels along the way provide information on features of interest.
The Lookouts Walking Track (Campbells Lookout – 1.4km, 1 hr return Ross Lookout - 6km, 3-4 hrs return)
This track departs from the Bluff Falls carpark and initially climbs up to the smaller Top Falls where Bluff Creek cascades into a narrow, wet gully. The track rises again to Campbells Lookout, a rocky escarpment that overlooks the steep cliffs and scree-covered slopes of Cudgewa Bluff. The turnoff to Ross Lookout is signposted and the track continues on up a broad ridge through wild cherry trees and black cypress pines.
Pine Mountain Walking Track (Rocky Knob – 2 km, 1 hr return Pine Mountain summit - 12 km, 7 hrs return)
The walk to Pine Mountain is long and strenuous, with a number of climbs and descents. The summit area offers panoramic views of the surrounding Murray River valleys. Rock cairns mark the track as it traverses large, granite outcrops fringed with black cypress pine and other rare and interesting vegetation. For the less adventurous it is possible to experience the special atmosphere of Pine Mountain with a shorter walk to Rocky Knob.
Hinces Creek Walking Track (Hinces Saddle - 14 km, 7 hours return)
This walking track departs from Hinces Creek campsite and initially follows a 4WD track to Hinces Clearing. The walking track then rises steadily beside Hinces Creek, a delightful ferny and secluded haven for a variety of bird life. A small seasonal waterfall is located on a tributary along the way.
There are toilets, camping facilities, picnic areas and fireplaces at Blue Gum Camp, Bluff Creek and Hinces Creek. In addition, there are picnic areas at Pine Mountain and Ross Point Lookout. Please note there is no fireplace at Ross Point Lookout.
There are basic camping facilities located at Bluff Creek, near the main entrance to the park, and at Blue Gum Camp, Hinces Creek and Pine Mountain.
All campsites can be accessed by car, except for Hinces Saddle which can only be accessed by 4WD.
There are no fees at these campsites and it’s on a first in, first-served basis.
The campsites are suitable for both tents and caravans that will accommodate up to six people and one vehicle. Please note that all campsites are unpowered.
There are toilets located at each campsite, except for Hinces Saddle.
There is no drinking water available, be self-sufficient and bring your own water.
Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the park.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Dhudhuroa identify the Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park as their Traditional Country.