Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Southern Tabelands, South-East Queensland

Castle Rock / Sphinx Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)8.5Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteCastle Rock and The Sphinx Trail
NotesThis walk focusses on the distinctive Sphinx rock formation and Castle Rock mountain, from which there is a fine view of the surrounding national park.
Boulders on descent from Castle Rock, Sphinx (Far R), Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B927

Granite rock cleft nr the Castle, Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B928

The Sphinx from Turtle Rock, Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B933

 
Mt Norman / Dr Roberts Waterhole Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteCastle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead
NotesA satisfying walk visiting many of the popular features of the national park, together with the pretty Dr Roberts Waterhole
The Pyramids from near summit of Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah287

Turtle Rock and The Sphinx from near summit of Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah289

Ascent to Mt Norman, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah291

Mt Norman from SW, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah292

Dr Robert's Waterhole, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah298

Kangaroo nr Visitor Centre, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah301

  
The Pyramids / Junction cataracts Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteThe Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail
NotesThis walk takes in the park highlights to the north of the Visitor's centre. Balancing Rock is quite an unexpected sight.
Second Pyramid and Balanced Rock from First Pyramid, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah302

Ascent to First Pyramid, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah303

Ganite Arch, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah304

Bald Creek leading down to junction with Ramsay Creek, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah306

Bald Creek leading down to junction with Ramsay Creek, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah307

   
Giraween - Bald Rock circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, Great Dividing, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceQueensland, Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)41Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RoutePark HQ - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Stone Gate - West Bald Rock - South Bald Rock - Border track (N1) - Bald Rock (NSW) - Paling Yard Creek - Underground Creek - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Pyramids Road - Park HQ
NotesA circuit walk leading through some of Giraween's best scenery leading briefly across the state border to the adjoining Bald Rock NP. The route up South Bald Rock is easy to follow, mostly over bare rock. West Bald Rock routes looked more difficult to find. An alternative route to Bald Rock summit leads from this route directly up its SW flank, a shorter ascent than the normal approach along the eastern ridge. Apert from the spectacular bare granite mountains, the heathland clearings near Paling Yard Creek are also very scenic. Park authorities are unhelpful regarding the legality of camping outside designated campsites - it's possible to camp at many points along this route. The Giraween creeks normally have some water, although water will always be available at the Bald Rock picnic area.
Granite rock cleft nr the Castle, Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B928

The Sphinx from Turtle Rock, Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B933

Mt Norman from SW, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah292

Kangaroo nr Visitor Centre, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah301

Bald Rock, Bald Rock Summit Trail (T), Bald Rock NP, New South Wales, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B937





South Bald Rock, Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Stone Gate - South Bald Rock - Bald Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Mar-05, BF126

Path between Stone Gate and West Bald Rock, Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Stone Gate - South Bald Rock - Bald Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Mar-05, NA1059

South Bald Rock, Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Stone Gate - South Bald Rock - Bald Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Mar-05, NA1064

South Bald Rock, Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Stone Gate - South Bald Rock - Bald Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Mar-05, NA1069

South Bald Rock, Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Stone Gate - South Bald Rock - Bald Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 26-Mar-05, NA1084

Rock pools above Underground Creek, Bald Rock - Underground Creek - Pyramids Road - Castle Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Mar-05, BF132

Wave rock at lower end of Underground Creek, Bald Rock - Underground Creek - Pyramids Road - Castle Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Mar-05, BF133

The Pyramids from Pyramids Road, Bald Rock - Underground Creek - Pyramids Road - Castle Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Mar-05, BF136

Paling Yard Creek 1.5km upstream from Underground Creek, Bald Rock - Underground Creek - Pyramids Road - Castle Rock Section, Girraween/Bald Rock Circuit (T), Girraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Mar-05, NA1089