How to Do: The Pyramid Walk, Girraween
If you prefer your walking trails with more granite and less rainforest, then head straight to Girraween National Park, about 30 minutes south of Stanthorpe. Girraween National Park is dramatically speckled with natural rock formations and spectacular boulders balancing precariously on mountaintops, making this park incredibly unique (and very popular for photographs!).
If you want to go high, The Pyramid walk will take you up a steep climb where the unbelievable ‘Balancing Rock’ teeters right next to you (hiking boots are recommended).
If you’ve got kids, make sure to print off the activity sheet before leaving home.
Head off from the Manna Gum camping area and across bridges and platforms over the cascades, riffles and pools of Dalrymple Creek. Stop and look for tadpoles, crayfish, platypus, insects and fish in the water below. The creek is home to many frog species, including endangered Fleay’s barred frogs .
Dalrymple Creek is one of the headwaters of the Condamine River, which flows into the Darling and then Murray rivers.
Learn about the rich history and natural values of this stunning area from trackside signs.
Getting there and getting around
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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.
There are two access roads (northern and western) to these sites, both accessible by conventional vehicles.
For more information on directions from Brisbane, visit the Queensland Parks website.
Other Walking Track Guides
Check out some of our other walks worth lacing your boots up for:
- If it’s a nature fix you’re seeking then check out these five must do trails in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.
- Like your walks with the promise of a picnic? Head to the Mount Marlay Lookout, with a short walk and mountain biking trails onsite.
- It’s time to go chasing waterfalls. Don’t miss the popular Queen Mary Falls circuit, near Killarney.
- Swap screen time for green time with the stunning Dalrymple Circuit walk in Goomburra.
While You’re Here
Make a weekend of it by checking out these other things to do in the area:
- If you’re travelling to Girraween or Sundown from Brisbane you’ll drive right through Stanthorpe. Here’s a local’s guide on spending 24 hours there.
- Keen on coming to Queen Mary Falls? Check out how to spend 48 hours of food, fun and four wheel driving in Killarney.
- Travelling in Spring or Summer? Here’s our top 7 must visit waterholes to check out.
- If you have the kids in tow, make sure you check out these 20 family activities in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.