Frequently asked questions
What is the best time to see the wildflowers?
Spring/summer. Most of Girraween's spectacular wildflowers flower in spring; however, many wildflowers such as flannel flowers and orchids flower through the summer months.
Does it snow often?
Just about every year we receive some form of snow, i.e. sleet and/or snowflakes, but rarely enough for it to settle on the ground for too long.
Do you have showers?
No. Shower cubicles are available for visitors to use should they wish to bring their own portable shower and water.
Do you have powered sites?
No and generators are not allowed.
Is it 2WD into the park?
Yes, the road is sealed all the way into the park from the New England Highway.
Is there a 4WD track in the park?
Yes, we do have a 4WD track (council road) dissecting the national park. High clearance 2WD vehicles can be driven along this track with care in dry weather.
Can we ride motor or push bikes on the firetrails?
Suitable mountain bikes can be ridden on council roads and the Peak and Creek shared trails only. They are not allowed on any other management trails or walking tracks.
Are there ropes to help get to the top of The Pyramid?
No! We rely on people using their own discretion as to whether they are capable of climbing The Pyramid.
Can we get to Bald Rock from Girraween?
Yes, via Tenterfield or Stanthorpe. Bald Rock National Park is over the border in New South Wales and there is no road linking the two national parks. The journey takes about one hour from the Girraween Visitor Centre.
How do we get to Stanthorpe via Storm King Dam from Girraween?
Follow Pyramids road (dirt but 2WD).
Where can we find firewood close to the park?
No firewood is to be collected from the park or along any roadside (fines apply). Firewood may be purchased from the Ballandean Store on the New England Highway (15 km from the park).
Can we buy ice, gas or drinks at Girraween?
No, the closest supplies are towards Ballandean or south to Wallangarra (10 minutes way from park visitor centre). Drinks may be purchased from Heavenly Chocolates on Pyramids Road (4 km from the park).
Can we use the Girraween Visitor Centre's power to recharge batteries?
Yes for life-saving devices only.
Can we get mobile reception in the park?
There is limited reception in the park. There is a public telephone in the Girraween Visitor Centre carpark.
Is there drinking water available in the park?
- No. While there are taps that provide unfiltered water from the creek, we advise visitors boil before use.
Can we pay to camp at the Information Centre?
- No. All bookings and payments must be done online.
Can we have fires at Girraween?
- Fires are only permitted in Girraween’s camping areas in either a designated barbeque fireplace or a fuel stove as specified by the QPWS fuel stove policy below. You must bring your own clean firewood and kindling—all the wood within the park is protected and cannot be collected or used for fires. Check the park alerts for local fire restrictions or bans.
- Ground fires are not permitted including remote campsites, the day-use areas, or on any of the rock escarpments.
- More information available at Camp fires and cooking.