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Camping in Girraween National Park

Bald Rock Creek camping area. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Bald Rock Creek camping area. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Castle Rock and Bald Rock Creek camping areas are in a pleasant open forest setting close to the QPWS information centre and walking tracks. Both cater for tent camping and camper trailers. Castle Rock camping area is more suitable for caravans and motorhomes.

Bushcamping in remote sections of Girraween National Park is also permitted (restrictions apply). As sites are not identified by signs or markers, campers need good navigation skills and to practice minimal impact behaviour when using these areas.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

See frequently asked questions for more information to help you plan your camping.

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Castle Rock camping area

Pitch your tent in open grassy areas of Castle Rock camping area. Photo: Karen Smith, Queensland Government

Pitch your tent in open grassy areas of Castle Rock camping area. Photo: Karen Smith, Queensland Government

Castle Rock camping area has dedicated sites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Castle Rock camping area has dedicated sites for caravans, camper trailers and motorhomes. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Camper trailer sites are available at Castle Rock camping area. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Camper trailer sites are available at Castle Rock camping area. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Camping area features: Castle Rock camping area has semi-grassed and semi-shaded sites suitable for tents, camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes. When booking, you must choose either a tent or camper trailer/caravan site. Sites are not numbered and available on a first come basis.

Location: Castle Rock Creek camping area is situated 100 m from the QPWS information centre, on the southern side of Pyramids Road.

Access: Castle Rock camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is accessible for trailers, caravans and buses. In some cases, it is not possible to park near your tent site.

Number of sites: 

Tent sites: tent sites are in an open, semi-grassed area with vehicle parking around the perimeter. This camping area is more suited to larger groups than Bald Rock Creek camping area.

Camper trailer/caravan sites: twenty-five dedicated sites are available for motor homes, campervans, caravans and camper trailers only. Tent sites are available adjacent to the trailer sites. Some sites allow full sun for greater solar power availability.

Camp site surface: hard decomposed granite soil, dirt, grass.

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, picnic tables, water (treat before drinking) and communal wood barbecues. The Castle Rock camping area amenities block has wheelchair access. As rubbish bins are not provided you must take your rubbish with you when you leave. There are no powered sites.

Open fires: permitted in QPWS barbecues only (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Fires should not be left unattended. Fuel stoves are recommended. Bring your own cleaned, milled firewood if you want to use the barbecues. Never collect wood from the bush. All barbecue ashes need to be disposed of appropriately (wet down and take to waste transfer station). Ash must not be dumped in the camping area or bush.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags (no bins are provided), insect repellent, fuel or gas stove in case of wet weather, warm clothing and warm bedding. Read more about Things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online. Book up to 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Bald Rock Creek camping area

Most campsites in Bald Rock Creek camping area are tucked away in the bush. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Most campsites in Bald Rock Creek camping area are tucked away in the bush. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Bald Rock Creek camping area has sites suitable for camper trailers, but not for caravans. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Bald Rock Creek camping area has sites suitable for camper trailers, but not for caravans. Photo: Jolene McLellan, Queensland Government

Camping area features: Bald Rock Creek camping area has semi-grassed and semi-shaded sites suitable for tents and camper trailers. When booking, you must choose either a tent or camper trailer site. Sites are not numbered and are available on a first come basis.

Location: Bald Rock Creek camping area is situated 120 m west of the QPWS information centre on the northern side of Pyramids Road.

Access: Bald Rock Creek camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle and is not suitable for buses, caravans and motor homes.

Number of sites:

Tent sites: tent sites are either individual sites or in an open semi-grassed area with vehicle parking around the perimeter.

Camper trailer sites: 8 dedicated sites are available for camper trailers only. Some sites allow full sun for greater solar power availability.

Camp site surface: hard decomposed granite soil, dirt, grass.

Facilities: hot showers, toilets, picnic tables, water (treat before drinking) and wood barbecues. As rubbish bins are not provided you must take your own rubbish with you when you leave. There are no powered sites.

Open fires: permitted in QPWS barbecues only (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Fires should not be left unattended. Fuel stoves are recommended. Bring your own cleaned, milled firewood if you want to use the barbecues. Never collect wood from the bush. All barbecue ashes need to be disposed of appropriately (wet down and taken to waste transfer station). Ashes must not be dumped in the camping area or bush.

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags (no bins are provided), insect repellent, fuel or gas stove in case of wet weather, warm clothing and warm bedding. Read more about Things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online. Book up to 12 months in advance.

Bush camping

Limited bush camping sites are available in remote areas of Girraween National Park that can only be reached by walking. Photo: Robert Ashdown.

Limited bush camping sites are available in remote areas of Girraween National Park that can only be reached by walking. Photo: Robert Ashdown.

Location: throughout the park.

All locations below are GPS references under GDA94 datum Zone 56J. Sites are not identified by signs or markers. Campers using these sites need good navigation skills and should leave trip details with a friend or family member.

Site 1 South Bald Rock (0403300/6803920) — on eastern side of management trail. Maximum group size is 8.

Site 2 Mount Norman management trail (0399600/6806270) — on eastern side of management trail. Maximum group size is 8.

Site 3 Stone Cottage (0399230/6803660) — on northern side of management trail adjacent to old stable building. Maximum group size is 8.

Site 4 Dingo Swamp (0402467/6806455) — on western side of management trail. Maximum group size is 8.

Site 5 Underground Creek (0400520/6809390) — on southern side of management trail. Maximum group size is 8.

Site 6 Wallangarra Ridge (0395600/6805930) — no defined campsite and access is difficult cross country walking. Maximum group size is 4.

Site 7 Northern management trail (0397590/6812780) — on southern side of management trail near slashed track junction. Access is difficult cross country walking. Maximum group size is 4.

Access: walk-in only.

Number of sites: 7 sites. Restrictions include:

  • maximum group size is 4 or 8 people, depending on the site
  • only one group of maximum group size is allowed at each location
  • maximum number of people bush camping in the park at any one time is 48.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Campsite surface: naturally vegetated areas.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited, fuel stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags (no bins are provided), fuel stove, insect repellent, warm clothing, trowel for burying toilet waste, first-aid kit and topographic map. Read more about Things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online. Book up to 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Last updated
23 November 2016