Mount Scoria Conservation Park Picnic Area

Waypoint: -24.49803 , 150.56538 GPS: -24.52964 , 150.60111
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Day Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQNo FiresBinCaravansLong RigNo PetsWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest
Thangool Lookerbie Road
Thangool QLD 4716
  • Climbing peak is discouraged
  • Boil or treat water before drinking

Driving Directions

17km south-east of Biloela. Turn south-west off Highway at Thangool onto Aerodrome Road. Follow for 1.6km to waypoint, turning L at T junction onto Thangool Lookerbie Road. Continue for 5.4km to conservation park.

Last updated by bruce on 7th June, 2011
This striking mountain rises above plains of grazing land, and features basalt columns, rocky scree slopes, open woodlands, vine thickets and diverse bird life. Grevillia Creek snakes its way around the north and eastern sides of the mountain.
The mountain's name is derived from scoriaceous basalt, or scoria, which is slightly misleading as very little scoria is found here. The mountain is mostly vesicular basalt, a porous rock with tiny holes left from gases trapped in the magma.

The small amount of scoria here suggests Mount Scoria's volcanic formation was a slow lava flow rather than a fiery explosive eruption.
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