For avid hikers, nature lovers and explorers alike, Girraween National Park is a must-visit destination. It is easy to see why the park attracts 120 000 visitors every year. Home to curious rock formations, flowing streams, ancient flora, wetlands and more, Girraween National Park is a well-loved and treasured location.
However, exploring without any knowledge can be daunting. Where are the best stops? How do we get there? What is there to do? In this post, we will discuss what you need to know about Girraween National Park.
Where is Girraween?
Located on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, Girraween National park can be found 200 kilometres inland from the coastline. While it is easily accessible from Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold Coast for a leisurely day trip, if you are planning on tackling the longer walks, it is best to stay the night.
About Girraween National Park
Unlike other National Parks in Queensland, Giraween is known for its vast array of rock formations and granite outcrops. Among the most popular lookouts are the Pyramid, Castle Rock and Balancing Rock. These magnificent monoliths provide sweeping views of the landscape and perfect opportunities for amazing social media pictures.
In addition to its most popular attractions, the park boasts countless walking trails and mountain bike tracks, trickling water holes and an abundance of plants and wildlife to discover. You can take your time and meander around the park for a short stroll, or challenge your insurance and take on the longer mountain climbs and hikes.
Whether you are looking for a leisurely walk to get your blood pumping, an exhilarating ride on the bike trails or just want some time away from it all and enjoy nature at its finest Girraween National Park has what every visitor needs.
As a National Park, it is up to its visitors to care for a maintain the park for all to enjoy. By observing several simple rules, Giraween National Park can be preserved as a healthy, living environment for years to come. These include:
- Never feed or chase native animals.
- Do not bring pets into the national park as domestic animals can distress or kill native animals.
- Everything in Girraween National Park (living or dead) is protected—including wildflowers, wildlife, rocks and timber.
- Do not strip bark from trees or the bush for firewood (even for kindling).
- Take care with fire. Only light fires in the barbecue areas provided and keep your fire beneath the grate and plate.
- Properly dispose of all rubbish and recyclables.
- Keep to designated walking tracks as they are designed to have minimal impact on the environment and lead you to the more outstanding features without damaging the park.
- Do not use soap and detergent in Girraween National Park’s creek and waterholes.
- Be considerate towards other visitors to Girraween National Park. Keep noise levels to a minimum.
Helping You Explore Girraween National Park
One of Australia’s most sought after destinations, there’s no better way to explore Girraween than with an expert at your fingertips! This affordable app offers immersive commentary, helpful tips and directions that make exploring and planning your trip easier than ever.
Available on iOS and Android, Aussie Park Guides provides a wealth of information for new visitors and experienced adventurers alike. It features commentary that details aspects of the park and points of interests as you approach – all available at your fingertips! Download today!