Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Camp at Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek camping areas or relax with a picnic in the shady Bald Rock Creek day-use area. Explore the park on almost 30 kilometres of walking tracks. Stroll the 280 metre Wyberba Walk alongside Bald Rock Creek; capture your own snap of the famed Granite Arch; climb The Pyramid for great views over the park; or spend the day walking to granite monoliths or waterholes along the creek. Learn from displays in the visitor information centre and at the day-use area.
Wildflowers in spring are a sign to behold! Gaze at changing reflections in the rock pools or go birdwatching for blue wrens, rare turquoise parrots and other forest birds. Spy bearded dragons and jacky lizards on the granite rocks, soaking up the sun. Go spotlighting at night to see ringtail possums high in the eucalypt trees. There is much to do in Girraween, and if you are lucky, you may see a wombat or hear superb lyrebirds imitating the calls of other birds.
More than 17km of well-made pathways beckon walkers of every grade through this magnificent and intriguing National Park. Girraween’s almost 12,000 hectares offer gentle 1.4km rambles to The Granite Arch, or more energetic summit tracks with steep slopes.
The winding 9km bitumen road to Girraween National Park can be entered 26km south of Stanthorpe (11km north of Wallangarra) at the turn-off to Wyberba. Another entrance can be found further south from Wallangarra off Mount Norman Road.
This gives access to a short but steep climb to Mount Norman and the Eye of the Needle.