Nature in Murrurundi
17 km south of Murrurundi is Burning Mountain Nature Reserve, where smoke and ash billows from a slow-burning coal seam, giving the appearance of volcanic activity. Stop for a picnic, short bushwalk or just enjoy the Hunter Valley views.
This pretty country town, set on the banks of the Pages River, is surrounded by the Liverpool Ranges. Murrurundi straddles the New England Highway on the main route between Tamworth and Newcastle. The town has remained faithful to its pastoral roots and has a fine legacy of historic houses and public buildings. In fact, the main street of Murrurundi has been declared an urban conservation area.
Today, you can explore the history of Murrurundi on a heritage walk, which takes in churches, hotels and the original telegraph office. Take a self-drive touring route through the surrounding countryside, passing through many tranquil villages and Barrington Tops National Park.