Campsite report: Bald Rock Creek Campground, Girraween National Park, QLD

A campground with everything you need in a beautiful granite habitat

Bald Rock Creek Campground in Girraween National Park is one of my most favourite campgrounds. It is located in the 11,800 hectares of granite wide park on the Queensland/New South Wales border. Here you will find beautiful rock formations and refreshing rock pools. It is, therefore, the place to be if you like bushwalking, rock scrambling and swimming. The views in Girraween National Park during sunrise and sunset are stunning as the colours of the granite slowly change. Although it isn’t very bush camping, there is plenty to see and to do to feel connected with nature.This is a great place for bushwalking as there are up to 17km of tracks available, some short and some long. Making it a very family friendly camp. You can also hike to the famous balancing rock on top of Mt Pyramid. Queensland National Parks has done a great job with keeping the cost of this campsite low and providing visitors with a great park.

It is the place to be if you like bushwalking, rock scrambling and swimming.

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Campground details:

There are two massive campgrounds (up to 150 people), both level sites suitable for tents, camper trailers and small vans. Each offering fire pits and benches. In addition, there are flushing toilets, water (boil before drinking), hot showers and there is a visitor centre with WIFI.  Staying here cost $6.15 per person per night and needs to be paid online. As it is 900m above sea level, it does get very cold in winter.

Highlights of Girraween National Park:

  • Some great bushwalks:
    • An 11km return hike to Mt. Castle, Mt. Turtle and Mt. Norman
    • An easy hike to The Pyramid with balancing rock with some steep exposed rock scrambling sections but a very rewarding on top view
    • Some smaller hikes around the campsites
  • Swimming holes along Bald Rock Creek

More info and booking:

Bald Rock Creek Campground – National Park Website


Caution! – The location in the map above is approximate.

The campground is accessible by 2WD.

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