Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Wallangarra Ridge walkers' camp is perched atop the high country of Girraween, with views of Mount Norman. Photo credit: © Cory Rossiter

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Wallangarra Ridge remote bush camp

Spend a peaceful night perched on top of Girraween's magnificent high country after the strenuous climb to Wallangarra Ridge.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

Rest high on Wallangarra Ridge, where breathtaking views sweep over to the Wallangarra township and the distant rolling hills. Soak up the vistas of nearby Mallee Ridge, the giant monolith known as The Turtle, and Girraween's highest peak, the majestic Mount Norman. Choose a site to pitch your tent in this remote walkers’ camp with no designated camping area.

On a hot afternoon, cool breezes offer relief as they waft through the lush gullies between Mallee Ridge and Wallangarra Ridge. Listen out for the rustling of bell-fruited mallee, a shrub that crowns the top of the Mallee Ridge. You'll soon forget the gruelling climb!

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

Maximum group size is 6.

Getting there and getting around

Wallangarra 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.

Wallangarra Ridge walkers' camp: GPS reference under GDA94 datum Zone 56J is (0395600/6805930)—there is no defined camp site and access is via difficult cross country walking.

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

Wallangarra 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.