Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Watch water swirl between granite slabs on The Junction walk. Photo credit: © Ted Colles

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

The Junction

Enjoy an easy ramble along a creek dotted with rock pools, where springtime wildflowers and a spectacular range of birdlife abound.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
5.2km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Explore along the banks of Bald Rock Creek, with its cool, dark waters fringed by flowering shrubs that attract honeyeaters and parrots. Rest and dip your toes into a rock pool while you spot superb fairy-wrens, red-browed firetails and thornbills searching the creek-bank thickets for insects.

Cool off with a refreshing dip at one of the many rock holes located near The Junction. During the dry season the creeks may not run, but the landscape and vibrant wildlife still make the walk worthwhile. In spring, the trail is scattered with spectacular displays of colourful wildflowers.

Getting there and getting around

The Junction track 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 Junction track begins at the Bald Rock Creek day-use area. You can also start and end your walk at the Bald Rock Creek camping area.

There are two access roads (northern and western) to The Junction, 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 3km on Pyramids Road to Bald Rock Creek camping and 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 4km on Pyramids Road to Bald Rock Creek camping and day-use areas.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

The Junction 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.