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Bald Rock Creek camping area

Jolene McLellan © Qld Govt

Bald Rock Creek camping area

Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Hot showers No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
Wood barbecues (BYO wood) No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Hot showers No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
Wood barbecues (BYO wood) No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

From your shady camp site, enjoy superb walking tracks, a spectacular range of birdlife and amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

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Bring the camper trailer or tent and enjoy family camping at Bald Rock Creek camping area.
Bring the camper trailer or tent and enjoy family camping at Bald Rock Creek camping area. Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government
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Nestled in shady eucalypt forest, settle back and watch eastern grey kangaroos and red-necked wallabies grazing nearby and listen to melodious birdsong of currawongs, kookaburras and magpies.

Explore some of the walking tracks that start from the camping area—remember to take your binoculars! Spend a happy couple of hours on The Junction track or head off on the Bald Rock Creek circuit for an hour. Stroll to the Bald Rock Creek day-use area and Girraween Visitor Centre and the start of Girraween's northern walking tracks.

In the evening relax around the BBQ under a starry night sky and listen for brushtail possums, echidnas and bandicoots.

At a glance

Camping layout: Separate unnumbered sites
Site surface: Hard decomposed granite soil, dirt and grass.
Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside car; Short walk to tent; camper trailer
Facilities: picnic tables
Permits and fees: camping permits

Getting there and getting around

Bald Rock Creek camping area is located in the northern part of Girraween National Park, located on the Queensland–New South Wales border, 260km by road south-west of Brisbane.

The camping area can be accessed from the northern and western park entrances and is accessible by conventional vehicles.

From Brisbane to western entrance

  • Drive about 220km south-west along the New England Highway via Warwick to Stanthorpe.
  • Continue 26km along the New England Highway to Wyberba (30km north of Tenterfield).
  • Turn onto Pyramids Road and follow this winding bitumen road through the Wyberba Valley 6km east to the western park entrance.
  • Drive about 3km to the Bald Rock Creek camping area.

From Brisbane to northern entrance

  • Drive about 220km south-west along the New England Highway via Warwick to Stanthorpe.
  • Turn onto Sugarloaf Road, which turns into Eukey Road and drive about 15km via Storm King Dam towards Eukey.
  • About 1km before Eukey, turn onto Breens Road, drive 2.5km then turn onto Pyramids Road and drive about 6km to the northern park entrance.
  • Drive about 4km to the Bald Rock Creek camping area.

Road conditions

  • The roads from the park to Stanthorpe via Eukey and Storm King Dam have some gravel sections.
  • See traffic and travel information for road and travel conditions.
  • Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Parking

Parking is available at each camper trailer site and some tent sites. Parking is only allowed around the perimeter of the grassed tent camping area.

Fuel and supplies

The nearest fuel and supplies are available from Stanthorpe (25km from the northern entrance), Ballandean (14km from the western entance) and Wallangarra (4.5km from the southern park entrance).

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

Bald Rock Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Seasonal closures

Parts of Bald Rock Creek camping area may be closed from time to time for regeneration.

Climate and weather

Not far from the Queensland–New South Wales border, Girraween National Park has more in common with cooler southern climes than with the Sunshine State. Crisp winter weather provides skies of blue and picturesque morning frosts. Spring conditions entice an amazing display of wildflowers and wildlife.

Be prepared for cold changes any time. 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 850mm per year.

Permits and fees

Camping permits

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

None. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

  • Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping

  • Bring warm clothing and sturdy foot wear, and be prepared for cold changes in the weather at any time.
  • It's best to book camp sites early.
  • Generators are not permitted.
  • Be considerate towards other visitors and keep noise levels to a minimum.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Drinking water

  • Tap water is provided at Bald Rock camping area.
  • Treat all water before use.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.
  • There are wood-fired barbecues provided.
  • Bring your own cleaned, milled firewood as you can't collect wood from the bush.
  • Dispose of your barbecue ashes by wetting down and taking to waste transfer station). Ash must not be dumped in the camping area or bush.
  • We recommend fuel stoves for cooking.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Walking

  • Do not pick the wildflowers. Remember everything in the park (living or dead) is protected—including wildflowers, wildlife, and even rocks and timber.
  • Keep to designated walking tracks. They lead you to the more outstanding features without damaging the park.
  • Be very careful in rainy and windy conditions—granite rocks become extremely slippery when wet.
  • You need a reasonable level of fitness to walk The Pyramid as the ascents of exposed rock faces are steep and tiring. Avoid climbing these walks when wet as summits have steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces.
  • Choose walks that suit the capabilities of your entire group.
  • You need a topographic map when walking remote tracks.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.

Around water

  • Never dive or jump into Bald Rock Creek. The water flow varies and submerged rocks and logs are dangerous.
  • Do not use soap and detergent in Girraween National Park's creek and waterholes—they pollute the water.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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