Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Mount Norman day-use area, on the southern side of Mount Norman, is a peaceful spot to picnic. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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Mount Norman day-use area

Enjoy a picnic at this peaceful and grassy area before your walking or mountain bike adventure along the park's shared trails.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Picnic tables

Throw down the picnic blanket, or use one of the tables provided, and enjoy a picnic lunch in this peaceful, grassy picnic area set among eucalypt forest and surrounded by heath plant communities.

This day-use area is a great base from which to explore the park’s southern walking tracks. Set out to conquer Girraween’s highest peak, Mount Norman, or take a mountain bike ride or longer walk along the shared Peakand Creektrails to the top of Underground Creek. If you have a 4WD, cruise along Mount Norman Road north from this point to the Girraween Visitor Centre.

Getting there and getting around

The Mount Norman day-use area is in the southern part of Girraween National Park, located on the Queensland–New South Wales border, 260km by road south-west of Brisbane.

Mount Norman Road to the Mount Norman day-use area is accessible by conventional vehicles. North of the Mount Norman day-use area, sections of Mount Norman Road is suitable for 4WDs only.

From Tenterfield to southern entrance

  • Drive 18km north on the New England Highway to Wallangarra.
  • In Wallangarra, cross to the eastern side of the railway line, go over the railway bridge and turn left onto sealed and signposted Mount Norman Road.
  • After about 2km, the road changes to gravel. Turn right across a grid and continue for 1km then turn right at the water treatment plant and enter the park.
  • Drive 3.5km along Mount Norman Road to the Mount Norman day-use area.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mount Norman 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.