Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Lise Pedersen

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

Castle Rock (tent site) camping area

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

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Campground facilities

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

Pitch your tent in open grassy areas of Castle Rock camping area. Photo: Karen Smith, Queensland Government

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

Castle Rock camping area has dedicated sites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Camper trailer sites are available at Castle Rock camping area.

Camper trailer sites are available at Castle Rock camping area. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

You will be spoilt for choice at this large open camping area, which provides enough space for caravans, motorhomes, buses, camper-trailers and tents. It’s the perfect spot if you're travelling with a large group.

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 100m 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 4km 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, caravans and motorhomes. When booking, you must choose either a tent or camper trailer/caravan site. Sites are not numbered and available on a first come basis.

Location: Castle Rock Creek camping area is situated 100m 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, caravans and buses. In some cases, it is not possible to park near your tent site.

Number of sites:

Tent sites: tent sites are in an open, semi-grassed area with vehicle parking around the perimeter. This camping area is more suited to larger groups than Bald Rock Creek camping area.

Camper trailer/caravan sites: twenty-five dedicated sites are available for 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.

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

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, picnic tables, water (treat before drinking) and communal wood barbecues. The Castle Rock camping area amenities block has wheelchair access. 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 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

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