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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 hot showers?
Do you have powered sites?
No and generators are not allowed. Privately owned caravan parks close by do have powered sites.
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.
Are there ranger-guided activities?
Yes, in busy periods ranger-guided activities may be undertaken. Call in at the Girraween National Park Visitor Information Centre for details.
Can we get to Bald Rock from Girraween?
Yes, but 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 National Park Visitor Information 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 Visitor Information Centre's power to recharge batteries?
No, only life-saving devices may use mains power.
Can we get mobile reception in the park?
No, the closest mobile reception is about 4 to 5 km from the park visitor centre. There is a public telephone in the Visitor Information Centre carpark.