Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

The peak of The Pyramid stands sentinal above Girraween's magestic forests. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

The Pyramid

Challenge yourself with a strenuous walk to the top of this massive granite dome for breathtaking views over the park.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
3.6km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1.5–2hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

From Granite Arch, weave your way steadily uphill through eucalypt forests, past rocky outcrops and grassy flats to the base of the Pyramid. Illuminated in sunlight, the peak stands sentinel above Girraween's majestic forests. Climb to the top for an exhilarating hike and superb views. You need to have a good level of fitness and stamina to climb the steep section of exposed rock near the summit.

At the top, catch your breath sitting under Balancing Rock and prepare to be mesmerised by the expansive views spanning the forests and across to the Second Pyramid. Return along the same track or go for an adventure detouring onto the park's other northern walking tracks.

Getting there and getting around

The Pyramid 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 Pyramid track begins at the Bald Rock Creek day-use area. It can also be reached from the Bald Rock Creek camping area via Bald Rock Creek circuit.

There are two access roads (northern and western) to these sites, 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 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 about 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 Pyramid 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.