Girraween QLD Camping Review

Girraween National Park is an area of the Granite Belt in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia reserved as a national park. Girraween is known for its spectacular flowers, dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife.

 

Girraween is an exciting and unique place to see, hike, climb, and enjoy the natural beauty of the Granite Belt. Clean, well maintained, friendly and helpful rangers, don’t miss it!

 

Bald Rock Creek Camping Area

Most campsites in Bald Rock Creek camping area are tucked away in the bush.  Bald Rock Creek camping area has sites suitable for camper trailers, but not for caravans. 
This is a fantastic camp site. Each camp site had its own uniqueness with some being very private.
You will fall in love with the surroundings and as a bonus the hot shower facilities were fantastic. Even though it can get really cold during the night, the days are pleasant.
Lots of very warm clothing is a must for winter, and make sure you have a sleeping bag that can handle below 0 degree temps.
Probably best to sleep off the ground by using a stretcher as the ground is very cold at night. Most of the camp sites have a fire place so bring your own wood.

Camping area features: Bald Rock Creek camping area has semi-grassed and semi-shaded sites suitable for tents and camper trailers. When booking, you must choose either a tent or camper trailer site. Sites are not numbered and are available on a first come basis.

Location: Bald Rock Creek camping area is situated 120 m west of the QPWS information centre on the northern side of Pyramids Road.

Access: Bald Rock Creek camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle and is not suitable for buses, caravans and motor homes.

Number of sites:

Tent sites: tent sites are either individual sites or in an open semi-grassed area with vehicle parking around the perimeter.

Camper trailer sites: 8 dedicated sites are available for camper trailers only. Some sites allow full sun for greater solar power availability.

Camp site surface: hard decomposed granite soil, dirt, grass.

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, picnic tables, water (treat before drinking) and wood barbecues. As rubbish bins are not provided you must take your own rubbish with you when you leave. There are no powered sites.

Open fires: permitted in QPWS barbecues only (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Fires should not be left unattended. Fuel stoves are recommended. Bring your own cleaned, milled firewood if you want to use the barbecues. Never collect wood from the bush. All barbecue ashes need to be disposed of appropriately.

Castle Rock camping area

Pitch your tent in open grassy areas of Castle Rock camping area.
Camper trailer sites are available at Castle Rock camping area.
Castle Rock camping area has dedicated sites for caravans, camper trailers and motor homes.

Camping area features: Castle Rock camping area has semi-grassed and semi-shaded sites suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. When booking, you must choose either a tent or camper trailer/caravan site. Sites are not numbered and available on a first come basis.

Location: Castle Rock Creek camping area is situated 100 m from the QPWS information centre, on the southern side of Pyramids Road.

Access: Castle Rock camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is accessible for trailers, caravans and buses. In some cases, it is not possible to park near your tent site.

Number of sites:

Tent sites: tent sites are in an open, semi-grassed area with vehicle parking around the perimeter. This camping area is more suited to larger groups than Bald Rock Creek camping area.

Camper trailer/caravan sites: twenty-five dedicated sites are available for motor homes, campervans, caravans and camper trailers only. Tent sites are available adjacent to the trailer sites. Some sites allow full sun for greater solar power availability.

Camp site surface: hard decomposed granite soil, dirt, grass.

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, picnic tables, water (treat before drinking) and communal wood barbecues. The Castle Rock camping area amenities block has wheelchair access. As rubbish bins are not provided you must take your rubbish with you when you leave. There are no powered sites.

Open fires: permitted in QPWS barbecues only (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Fires should not be left unattended. Fuel stoves are recommended. Bring your own cleaned, milled firewood if you want to use the barbecues. Never collect wood from the bush. All barbecue ashes need to be disposed of appropriately (wet down and take to waste transfer station). Ash must not be dumped in the camping area or bush.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags (no bins are provided), insect repellent, fuel or gas stove in case of wet weather, warm clothing and warm bedding.

Bookings: book online. Book up to 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

 

4WD Tracks Are Available –  See map below for reference

Walking Tracks

Walking tracks at a glance

Matching experience and expectations—to make your planning easier, simply match your expectations and experience with the most suitable track or trail.

All track distances are measured as return distances to their starting point unless otherwise indicated.
Track name Distance Duration Classification
Wyberba Walk 280m 15min Class 2 walking trackClass 2
Granite Arch 1.6km 30min Class 3 walking trackClass 3
Bald Rock Creek circuit 2.2km 1hr Class 3 walking trackClass 3
The Pyramid 3.6km 2hr Class 3 walking trackClass 4 walking trackClasses 3 and 4
The Junction 3.7km 1.5–2hr from camping area Class 3 walking trackClass 3
The Junction 5.2km 2hr from day-use area Class 3 walking trackClass 3
Dr Roberts Waterhole 1.2km 30min Class 2 walking trackClass 2
Underground Creek 2.8km 1–1.5hr Class 2 walking trackClass 3 walking trackClasses 2 and 3
Castle Rock 5.2km 1.5–2hr Class 3 walking trackClass 4 walking trackClasses 3 and 4
The Sphinx & Turtle Rock 7.4km 3–4hr Class 3 walking trackClass 4 walking trackClasses 3 and 4
Mount Norman 11km 4–5hr Class 3 walking trackClass 4 walking trackClasses 3 and 4
Mount Norman day-use area 4km 1.5–2hr from Mount Norman day-use area Class 3 walking trackClass 4 walking trackClasses 3 and 4

Temperature

Girraween National Park is pleasantly cool most of the year round. Winters are usually dry and cold with frosty nights reaching an average minimum of -4°C.Summers days are a warm 25–30°C with cooler nights averaging 15–18°C. Most rain falls between November and March with an average annual rainfall of 850 mm per year.

 

Pyramids Rd, Wyberba QLD 4382

Phone: (07) 4684 5157

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