More than 17km of well-made pathways beckon walkers of every grade through this magnificent and intriguing National Park. Girraween’s almost 12,000 hectares offer gentle 1.4km rambles to The Granite Arch, or more energetic summit tracks with steep slopes.
The winding 9km bitumen road to Girraween National Park can be found 26km south of Stanthorpe.
South-west of Stanthorpe is the rugged Sundown National Park.
This is a wilderness park hidden in the Severn Valley to the west of Ballandean. The Severn River weaves its way through the park’s ancient rock, forming spectacular sharp ridges and steep side gorges.
Access is from three directions. About 5km from the 4WD-only entrance via Ballandean, side track leads to the stunning Red Rock Gorge where 50m waterfalls tumble over cliffs stained red with lichen. There are two all-vehicle entries that can be found south from Nundubbermere Road to Nundubbermere Falls and east from Glenlyon Dam Road to the Broadwater camping area.
The Bald Rock Summit walking track takes bushwalkers up to the largest granite rock in Australia, with scenic views out across Bald Rock National Park.
The park can be reached via Stanthorpe or Tenterfield.
For more things to do, check out the Southern Downs & Granite Belt site.