Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Granite Arch

Marvel at Girraween's natural stone archway created by massive balancing boulders, on this easy, short walk, perfect for the whole family.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
1.6 km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 30min walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

From the Bald Rock Creek day-use area, cross over Bald Rock Creek and amble through a forest of tall blackbutt and stringybarks.  As you walk, listen to the different birdcalls echoing throughout the forest and look for lizards sunning themselves on granite boulders scattered about the forest floor.

Have your camera at the ready when you arrive at Girraween's very own natural stone archway formed by balancing boulders. Swap opinions on how this giant granite sculpture came into being, and why it hasn't fallen down!

Getting there and getting around

Granite Arch is one of the northern walks in Girraween National Park, located on the Queensland–New South Wales border, 260km by road south-west of Brisbane.

The circuit walk starts from the Bald Rock Creek day-use area. There are two access roads (northern and western) to the day-use area, both accessible by conventional vehicles.

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 to the Bald Rock Creek day-use 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 to the Bald Rock Creek day-use areas.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Granite Arch is open 24 hours a day.

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

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.