Girraween’s giant boulder-strewn landscape. Pic:

Smack dab on the New South Wales/Queensland border, Girraween National Park protects a ribbon of magnificent hinterland wilderness between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield.

At just over 250 clicks inland of Brisbane, this spot’s far enough out of the way to keep the riff raff at bay, and just perfect for an offroad weekend getaway. If you’re due for a dose of proper bush medicine, keep reading. The unreal scenery and tranquil bush vibes are just what you need to get your head right.

The giant granite boulder strewn landscapes make for some unreal photo opportunities, and on top of a couple of ripper offroad tracks to explore, there are a handful of peaceful campsites to post up at, and the crowds are just about nonexistent.


4WDING: Head to the Mt Norman day use area via the unsealed Mt Norman Road. A 12km 4WD track heading north from here links up with Pyramid Road.

BUSHWALKING: There are 17km of tracks to choose from, with something for all ability/keenness levels. Start off by taking a 280m stroll alongside Bald Rock Creek before working up to the grueling 11km return walk to Mt Norman.


LOCATION: 260km southeast of Brisbane, along the New South Wales/Queensland border.

CAMPING is available at Bald Rock Creek and Castle Rock camping areas. Fees apply and bookings can be made online at

FUEL is available at Stanthorpe and Tenterfield.

MORE INFO is available at

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