Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Haydens Ridge walkers' camp is tucked away in eucalypt woodland on a ridge east of Mount Norman. Photo credit: © Lise Pedersen

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

Haydens Ridge remote bush camp

Refresh after a strenuous day’s walk or ride in this walkers’ camp tucked away in eucalypt woodland, with amazing views nearby.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

Walk or ride your way along the Peak and Creek shared trails to this peaceful and sheltered camp site nestled in fragrant eucalypt woodland. Take a short stroll to nearby rocky outcrops for stunning vistas of Mount Norman and the Eye of the Needle. During winter, listen for superb lyrebird's calls echoing through the forest and, in spring, enjoy magnificent wildflower displays.

This camp site is close (but not too close) to Girraween's popular southern and eastern walking tracks and is an ideal stopover if you're incorporating Underground Creek and Mount Norman on a challenging overnight circuit hike.

Campers using these sites need good navigation skills and should leave trip details with a friend or family member.

Maximum group size is 8.

Getting there and getting around

Haydens Ridge walker's camp is in Girraween National Park, located on the Queensland–New South Wales border, 260km by road south-west of Brisbane.

The park has three entrances (northern, western and southern) and is accessible by conventional vehicles. Pyramids Road links the northern and western park entrances.

Haydens Ridge Walkers camp: GPS reference under GDA94 datum Zone 56J is (0399600/6806270)—on the eastern side of the management trail.

Getting to the park

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 to the Girraween Visitor Centre, Bald Rock Creek day-use area and Castle Rock and Bald Rock Creek camping areas.

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 to the Girraween Visitor Centre, Bald Rock Creek day-use area and Castle Rock and Bald Rock Creek camping areas.

From Tenterfield (NSW) 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's southern entrance.
  • Drive 3.5km along Mount Norman Road to the Mount Norman day-use area and continue north to the northern park boundary where it joins with Pyramid Road. Some sections of this road are suitable for 4WD only.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Haydens Ridge walkers' camp 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.

Visiting safely

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