Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

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Terrawambella (group area) camping area

A large grassed open space with magnificent views to The Pyramid and Castle Rock. Suitable for large organised educational groups (minimum of 25 people) with only tent camping available.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Shower cubicle (BYO shower)
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking

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

Terrawambella camping area has open spacious sites for camper trailers, large caravans and motor homes. The tent area is only available for large, organised groups.

Getting there and getting around

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

Terrawambella 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 4km 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

Terrawambella 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 Terrawambella camping area may be closed from time to time for regeneration.

Camping area features: Terrawambella camping area has open sites suitable for various-sized camper trailers, caravans and mobile homes. There is also a group site for large, organised groups to tent camp only. When booking, you must choose either the group, camper trailer or large trailer/tent site. Sites are not numbered and available on a first come basis.

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

Access: Terrawambella camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. Bus parking is available for the large group site.

Number of sites:

Tent sites: The group site can be booked by large, organised groups (minimum of 25 people), preferably educational groups. There is room for 110 people.

Camper trailer/caravan sites: Terrawambella camping area has ten open sites suitable for camper trailers. Some sites allow full sun for greater solar power availability.

Larger trailer/tent site: Terrawambella camping area has one large semi-grassed, semi-shaded and open site (14m x 12m) suitable for camper trailers, caravans, and motor homes. This site allows for two camper trailers or a trailer and tent to be on the one site.

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

Facilities: shower cubicle (BYO Shower and water), toilets, water (treat before drinking) and dedicated picnic tables and wood barbecues for some tent sites. The Terrawambella 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 fire pits. 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.