Mount Scoria Conservation Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: © Lise Pedersen

Visiting Mount Scoria safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Mount Scoria Conservation Park is only a short distance from the Burnett Highway along a sealed road that is signposted at Thangool. As you enter Thangool travelling south from Biloela, take the first turn to the right at Winston Street and follow it past the school, aerodrome and racecourse to a T-junction. Turn left and follow a bitumen road for 5km to the park. Access roads are suitable for conventional vehicles.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    One picnic table at Mount Scoria Conservation Park is wheelchair accessible. The toilets are not wheelchair accessible.

    Staying safe

    While Mount Scoria Conservation Park provides the opportunity to encounter the region’s diverse wildlife and striking geology, it can also present some hidden dangers. Follow the tips below for a safe and enjoyable visit.

    • Stay on the walking track.
    • Don't climb the mountain—the steep, unstable scree slope makes climbing difficult and very dangerous. One wrong step can set off a river of rocks taking you with them—serious injuries have occurred.
    • Avoid bites, stings and scratches. Wear protective clothing and insect repellent to protect yourself from stings, scratches and insect bites, especially bites from ticks. Detour around snakes—never provoke them.
    • Be sun-smart. Wear a hat, shirt and sunscreen, even on overcast days, to avoid sunburn. Drink frequently to avoid dehydration.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    In an emergency

    In case of accident, other emergency or for reporting a bushfire or acts of arson, please:

    • Call Triple Zero (000).
    • Advise the location and nature of the emergency.
    • Stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.

    The closest hospital is in Biloela.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    • Bring fuel or gas stoves for cooking–camp fires are not permitted. Test your stove before leaving home and never use them in confined spaces.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Remove excess packaging when you pack for your trip. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.
    • Bring your own drinking water.
    • Wear a hat and apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
    • Bring a first-aid kit and a fully charged mobile phone.

    Opening hours

    Mount Scoria Conservation Park is open 24 hours a day.

    Permits and fees

    A special permit is required for an organised event or commercial and large scale competitive event.

    If you are a commercial film maker or photographer wanting to operate in Mount Scoria Conservation Park and the activity involves 11 or more people, you must apply for a Commercial Activity Permit.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in Mount Scoria Conservation Park.

    Climate and weather

    Mount Scoria experiences temperatures that are above average. Summer days can be extremely hot. The summers experience an average daily temperature between 30°C–36°C, with overnight minimums averaging between 19°C–21°C. Winters are dry and moderately cool, up to 24°C in the daytime with cooler nights, as low as 8°C. The maximum daily temperatures average between 21°C–23°C.
    Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available nearby at Biloela or Thangool. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.