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.
- Conventional vehicle
- 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.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Mount Norman day-use area is open 24 hours a day
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting Girraween safely.
- Castlerock camping area- partial camping area closure 12 July to 25 August 2021
- Permanent closure of showers 2 June 2020 to 31 May 2022