Burrowa-Pine Mountain National Park
Declared a national park in 1978, this remote but scenic area close to the New South Wales border is named for its two peaks, Pine Mountain and Mount Burrowa. Pine Mountain, a red granite monolith rising 1062 metres in the park’s north-east, protects a number of rare plant species such as the Pine Mountain grevillea and the phantom wattle. In the western section of the park is Mount Burrowa (1300 m), rising sharply from the timbered Burrowa Plateau, cloaked in a variety of trees and plants such as peppermints, snow gums and ferns.
The diverse vegetation nurtures a wide range of animals – watch for eastern grey kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and gliders. Birdlife is also abundant with more than 180 species – yellow-tailed black-cockatoos, superb lyrebirds and honeyeaters are just some of the resident species. Apart from wildlife-watching, mountain-bike riding, four-wheel driving and rock-climbing are popular. There are some delightful picnic spots (in particular around Bluff Creek, but also at Blue Gum Camp and Hinces Creek) and wonderful views of the Snowy Mountains and Murray River. Do not miss the spectacular Cudgewa Bluff Falls.
Walkers will ﬁnd a range of tracks, but be warned: in general, walking conditions are rough and steep. Bluff Creek Nature Trail (4 km return, 2 hours, easy) is steep in places and leads through gums and fern gullies to the wonderful Bluff Falls. The Lookouts Walking Track to Campbells and Ross lookouts (7 km return, 4 hours, medium difﬁculty), offers great views along the way. Pine Mountain Walking Track (12 km return, 8 hours, difﬁcult) and Mount Burrowa Walking Track (15 km return, 10 hours, difﬁcult) are both strenuous but again provide excellent views. There is also a range of overnight walks.
There are campsites with basic facilities available at various locations within the park.
Location and access
430 km north-east of Melbourne; 120 km east of Albury–Wodonga via Murray Valley Hwy and Cudgewa–Tintaldra Rd
- PV 13 1963
- PV Tallangatta (02) 6071 5301
18 400 ha
Corryong (02) 6076 2277
- Burrowa–Pine Mountain National Park, Eco-friendly activity