Mount Scoria Cultural Trail
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 49-55 Ramsay Rd, Thangool

  • End: 51 Ramsay Rd, Thangool

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  • Location: Mount Scoria Conservation Park

  • Distance from state capital: 549 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.48630887

  • Longitude: 150.573957

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Mount Scoria Cultural Trail is a 0.6km, grade 2 Return hike located in Mount Scoria Conservation Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.


Some travel the world to visit the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, but the Gladstone region’s answer to the hexagonal volcanic columns can be found right here at Mount Scoria.

About the region

Close to Thangool, a 10-minute drive down the Burnett Highway takes you directly to the park entrance, where it’s only a short distance to the site.

Though a tempting climb, the mountain is culturally significant to the Gangulu People, and also considered dangerous under foot. For these reasons, visitors are asked to stick to the designated walking tracks. An easy-to-do activity before a picnic lunch, the short cultural interpretive walk (Class 3) around the base of the mountain reveals Scoria’s epic history, hidden stories and importance of place.

The surrounding vegetation includes 72 plant species, among them silver-leaved ironbark, Moreton Bay ash, Queensland blue gum, brigalow and in particular, semi-deciduous vine thickets that are significant in their own right. Mount Scoria also attracts birds and with thirty-three species common to the area, the park is well-known as a bird watcher’s delight.

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