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Amazing Granite Country

I visited this NP for the first time with friends. With a multitude of great hikes, from easy to... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
lisa h
Scary climb - but worth it!

We climbed the pyramid in the most extreme wind I have ever experienced. I highly recommend wearing... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
Gold Coast, Australia
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Pyramids Road, Ballandean, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I visited this NP for the first time with friends. With a multitude of great hikes, from easy to the serious hiker or rock climber. Will definitely be back.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lisa h
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Took adult kids. Son climbed to top of The Pyramids. Daughter stay on track near the car park. My husband and I made it to the top of the tree line great view. Will return for more walks. Loved the rocks

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

We climbed the pyramid in the most extreme wind I have ever experienced. I highly recommend wearing shoes with extremely good grip. Some parts of the climb can induce panic attacks but my goodness it was worth it - even just to accomplish it!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank SophieB1868
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This park stretches over miles, filled with impressive and sometimes grotesque rock formations. Unbelievable what the forces of nature can achieve over millions of years. Expect a lot of walking and hiking if you want to see more than one of the major attractions. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gournemanz
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Very much a scramble at the end although the views on a clear day are rewarding. Take your time going down, we all had a few slips and stumbles and it was still daylight!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ClaireKing92
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We read in the local information mag that a new restaurant had opened at the Girraween Inn and so we decided to try it. The Inn is situated halfway between Ballandean and Stanthorpe along the Euky Rd,set among granite outcrops and nicely landscaped , it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We were there on Good Friday and did walks to The Pyramid, Granite Arch and Castle Rock in the afternoon. Granite Arch was a relatively easy walk and the other 2 were all uphill. Great views once you get there and diwnhill on the way...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank sunnycoast09
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Visited the Girraween National Park in March 2018 while staying in nearby Lodges. An all-round excellent experience. Visited the Granite Marbles and hiked along creeks and climbed the granite hills. Worthwhile.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 621dougw
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Had a good time doing several of the walks,not a great information centre but staff very helpful. Plenty of bbq’s at the day use area and swimming hole close by. Well worth the drive.

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank KLG62
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Great views and an amazing day in the park didn't disappoint. The park has many different walking levels for any level.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Gav S
February 10, 2017|
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Response from michwimp | Reviewed this property |
Sorry delay Yes to the waterholes some close some far I have health issues so I just chose shorter easy walks
Kristelle M
June 26, 2016|
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-Castle rock -1st pyramid - Don’t know
January 17, 2016|
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Response from SherrenandJack | Reviewed this property |
The hot water in the showers are set on a 3 minute timer then cut out. There is no hot water in the wash up area, just cold. Hope this helps.
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Granite Belt wine country/ Stanthorpe help please??? (4 Replies)
Im taking my partner to Stanthorpe for his birthday so we can do some wine tours, eat lots of yummy food and go hiking. I've managed to narrow down the accommodation options to four but two of them are located in Stanthorpe, one is in Ballandean and the other is at Girraween National Park. I'm wondering, are all the good restaurants (for night time dining) in Stanthorpe or are there some good ones in Ballandean too? Is it annoying to stay Ballandean and then have to drive 30mins into...More
April 28, 2012|
Response fromoscarpebbles|
Hi slaz89, My suggestion is to stay in the town as there will be more than likely more chances of being close to restaurants. There are a few cafe restaurants in Ballandean but you will be risking a longer drive if these don't suite your needs. I have found the Wineries themselves will put on a great feed (gives them a captive audience for their wines) so consider this, but many will just do lunch. Oscar