Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Spend time learning about what makes this park so special at the Bald Rock day-use area. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Girraween National Park's spectacular granite landscape is a must-see! Photo credit: Darren Jew © Queensland Government

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Bald Rock Creek day-use 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.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

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 centrefor ranger-guided walks (during school holidays).

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.

Wheelchair access

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

Before you 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.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Girraween safely.