About Mount Scoria
Rising 150m above the cultivated plains, Mount Scoria is a striking local landmark protected in Mount Scoria Conservation Park. Formed by volcanic activity 20–26 million years ago, this volcanic plug features many-sided basalt columns.
This small park in Queensland's brigalow belt contains open woodlands with poplar box, Moreton Bay ash, forest red gums, silver-leaved ironbarks and small patches of brigalow. An open semi-evergreen vine thicket growing on rocky slopes towards the summit and around the base of the mountain is a relict of much wetter times. This vegetation is now uncommon in Central East Queensland.
- Read more about Mount Scoria's nature, culture and history.
Mount Scoria Conservation Park and its unusual basalt columns are culturally significant to the Gaangalu Nation People. Please help protect the mountain by observing the following guidelines.
- Respect Gaangalu Nation People’s culture. Indigenous sites represent thousands of years of living culture of special significance to the Gaangalu Nation People. These sites are easily damaged and irreplaceable. Look at, enjoy, but do not touch them.
- Stay on the walking track. Climbing Mount Scoria causes irreversible damage to the mountain’s scree slopes and unique rock formations. Do not strike the basalt columns as this can cause substantial damage.
- Protect the wildlife. Remember, plants and animals (dead or alive) are protected.
- Use a fuel stove. Open fires are not permitted and collecting firewood from the park is illegal.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is responsible for managing Mount Scoria Conservation Park. The major management aims are to conserve the mountain's quality and integrity, and maintain the park’s native vegetation.
The regional park is managed in accordance with the Mount Scoria Conservation Park Management Plan . Future planning for Mount Scoria Conservation Park will be developed under the Values Based Management Framework.
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The natural, cultural and historical significance of Mount Scoria
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.