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The Sphinx, Girraween National Park. Photo: Darren Jew, Queensland Government

Girraween National Park

Enjoy a wildflower wonderland

Hike among the impressive granite boulders and varied landscape of Girraween National Park. Girraween means ‘place of flowers’ and you will be amazed by the sheer size of the huge granite outcrops towering above open forests in contrast to the delicate spring wildflowers that splash colour across the landscape in spring. Feel connected to nature as you venture out on rewarding walks of varying difficulty. Around each bend you’ll be stopped in your tracks by striking granite formations—rounded boulders, colourful slabs and soaring stone arches. Marked tracks make most sections of the park easily accessible, but there are also opportunities for experienced walkers to explore this landscape beyond the beaten path. Take the challenge to tackle one of the park’s signature summits—The Pyramid, Castle Rock, Mount Norman or Turtle Rock—to be rewarded with spectacular panoramas. Pitch your tent or take your camper trailer and stay in one of the park’s pleasant camping areas for an enjoyable weekend. Alternatively, stay in one of the region’s varied accommodation options nearby.

Location and getting there

182km S of Toowoomba. Access is from the New England Hwy via Warwick and Stanthorpe.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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