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Bald Rock Creek day-use area

Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Bald Rock Creek day-use area

Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Electric/gas barbecues No barbecues
No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring

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Picnic tables No picnic tables
Sheltered picnic tables No sheltered picnic tables
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Electric/gas barbecues No barbecues
No lookouts
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mooring points No mooring points
Anchoring allowed (conditions apply) No anchoring
World Heritage Area
Picnic in this peaceful spot with a stunning view of The Pyramid, and make it your base for exploring the park’s unique granite landscapes.
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Enjoy a picnic or bbq at Bald Rock Creek day-use area then head off to explore the parks many tracks and trails.
Enjoy a picnic or bbq at Bald Rock Creek day-use area then head off to explore the parks many tracks and trails. © Jolene McLellan
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Park Girraween
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Park Ranger Park Ranger

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of this open, grassy picnic area with a backdrop of one of Girraween’s signature peaks. Relax in the shade, then stretch your legs on the Wyberba walk along the creek. If you're feeling more active, choose between tracks to Granite Arch, The Pyramid, The Junction and the Bald Rock Creek circuit. Birdwatchers will delight in Girraween's abundant variety of birdlife so remember to take your binoculars! Then take a cooling dip in nearby Bald Rock Creek.

Find out about Girraween's history, from the display on the stone wall near the picnic area and check at the visitor centre for ranger-guided walks (during school holidays).

At a glance

Getting there and getting around

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

There are two access roads (northern and western) to the day-use area, both 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 on Pyramids Road to the Bald Rock Creek day-use 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 on Pyramids Road to the Bald Rock Creek day-use area.

Road conditions

  • Pyramids Road (western entrance) is bitumen from the New England Highway into the park as far as the Girraween Visitor Centre.
  • North of the visitor centre, Pyramids Road is unsealed to the northern park entrance.
  • The roads from Stanthorpe to the northern park entrance 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 provided at the day-use area. The car park is sealed with designated bus and disabled parking.

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

The Bald Rock Creek day-use area facilities are suitable for visitors in wheelchairs.

When to visit

Opening hours

Bald Rock Creek day-use area is open 24 hours a day.

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

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.

Drinking water

  • Tap water is provided at the day-use area.
  • Treat all water before use.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.
  • Use the electric barbecues provided.

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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