Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Camp beneath the distinctive Castle Rock. Photo credit: Lise Pedersen

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

Be inspired: Camp amongst a ‘Flower and garden’ show that outshines all others at Girraween

‘It’s bloomin marvellous’, as Australian gardening guru, Peter Cundal, would say. You don’t need to fly to the UK for the Chelsea Flower Show or trek to Melbourne for the International Flower Show because, when it comes to wildflowers and rock landscaping, Girraween National Park outclasses them all. Photo credit: © Sarah Haskmann

Be inspired: ‘Girraween Vacation’—a family camping adventure in a ‘nature park’

If an escape from the family school day routine appeals (like, really appeals!) but the idea of a family road trip and camping holiday conjures up images of the Griswolds on vacation, leaving you in a cold sweat, we have a solution! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Castle Rock (tent site) camping area

Set up your tent in this ideally located camping area, with scattered shady trees and views to Girraween's signature peak.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Shower cubicle (BYO shower)
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
Image of the open grassy areas of Castle Rock camping area where you can pitch your tent.

Pitch your tent in open grassy areas of Castle Rock camping area.

Photo credit: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

Image of Castle Rock camping area which has dedicated sites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes.

Castle Rock camping area has dedicated sites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes.

Photo credit: Jolene Nelson © Queensland Government

Image of camper trailer sites which are available at Castle Rock camping area.

Camper trailer sites are available at Castle Rock camping area.

Photo credit: Jolene Nelson © Queensland Government

Download Girraween's camping areas map (PDF, 484.7KB)

You will be spoilt for choice at this large open camping area, as Castle Rock camping area has sites suitable for all visitors to Girraween National Park, including specifically dedicated sites for larger family/friend groups and/or persons with disabilities (PWD).

Sites cater for small caravans, motorhomes, various-sized camper-trailers and tents. The two semi-grassed and shaded PWD sites are for use by PWD and a Disability parking permit must be displayed. Linked to the PWD campsites are PWD facilities with a toilet and shower cubicle (byo portable shower and water).

Relax against the backdrop of views to The Pyramid and Castle Rock and let the forest symphony of birdsong help you to relax and unwind from a day on the road. Watch eastern grey kangaroos grazing on the grassed areas and listen to the abundant birdlife in the forest canopy. After relaxing under the shade of a eucalypt, it won't take you long to feel immersed in nature.

Getting there and getting around

Castle Rock Creek camping area is in Girraween National Park, located on the Queensland–New South Wales border, 260km by road south-west of Brisbane.

Castle Rock camping area is situated 300m south of the Girraween Visitor Centre, on the southern side of Pyramids Road. There are two access roads (northern and western) to the centre, both accessible by conventional vehicles. Pyramids Road links the northern and western park entrances.

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 camping 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 3km on Pyramids Road to the camping area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Castle Rock camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Seasonal closures

Parts of Castle Rock camping area may be closed from time to time for regeneration.

Camping area features: Castle Rock camping area has semi-grassed and semi-shaded sites suitable for tents, camper trailers, small caravans and motorhomes. When booking, you must choose either a tent, camper trailer/caravan site, one of three larger trailer sites or one of the two dedicated PWD sites (conditions apply). Sites are not numbered and available on a first come basis.

Location: Castle Rock Creek camping area is situated 300m from the QPWS information centre, on the southern side of Pyramids Road.

Access: Castle Rock camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is accessible for trailers, small caravans and buses. In some cases, it is not possible to park near your tent site.

Number of sites:

Tent sites: Campers with tents, select their own suitable area in either open or semi-shaded areas throughout the camping area, with vehicle parking around the perimeter. There are no dedicated tent sites as such.

Camper trailer/caravan sites: Fifteen dedicated sites are available for small motor homes, campervans, caravans and camper trailers only. Tent sites are available adjacent to the trailer sites. Some sites allow full sun for greater solar power availability.

Larger trailer/tent sites: Castle Rock camping area has three larger semi-grassed, semi-shaded and open sites (14m x 12m) suitable for camper trailers, caravans and motor homes. These sites allow for two camper trailers or a trailer and tent to be on the one site.

Persons with disabilities (PWD) sites: Two semi-grassed and shaded PWD sites are for use by PWD only and a Disability parking permit must be displayed. Linked to the PWD campsites are PWD facilities with a toilet and shower cubicle (byo portable shower and water).

Camp site surface: hard decomposed granite soil, dirt, grass.

Facilities: shower cubicle (BYO shower and water), toilets, water (treat before drinking) and communal picnic tables and wood barbecues. The Castle Rock camping area main amenities block has wheelchair access, and the PWD facilities have a toilet and shower cubicle (byo portable shower and water). As rubbish bins are not provided you must take your rubbish with you when you leave. There are no powered sites.

Open fires: permitted in QPWS barbecues only (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Fires should not be left unattended. Fuel stoves are recommended. Bring your own cleaned, milled firewood if you want to use the barbecues. Never collect wood from the bush. All barbecue ashes need to be disposed of appropriately (wet down and take to waste transfer station). Ash must not be dumped in the camping area or bush.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags (no bins are provided), insect repellent, fuel or gas stove in case of wet weather, warm clothing and warm bedding. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online. Book up to 6 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Girraween safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.