Most walking tracks and camping areas at Girraween National Park south of Stanthorpe have now reopened, following the recent wildfire and water shortage issues.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) staff have been working hard to assess and repair the park’s walking tracks and camping areas after the blaze, which started outside the park on 12 February 2019, impacted approximately 70 per cent of the park.
The Bald Rock Creek day-use area and northern walks, including the popular Granite Arch, The Pyramid and The Junction walks, were re-opened at the end of February.
Underground Creek and Dr Roberts Waterhole walking tracks have re-opened as have the Northern Ridge remote campsite, Haydens Flat remote campsite, Castle Rock and Mount Norman walking tracks, along with the Creek and Peak shared trails.
Castle Rock and Bald Rock Creek camping areas re-opened during the latest school holidays. However, the camping areas were only be operating at half capacity due to ongoing water shortages.
The Sphinx, Turtle Rock, Haydens Ridge remote campsite and all other remote campsites on the southern side of the park, including Wallangarra Ridge, will remain closed until QPWS is confident these areas are safe.
Visitors can book their campsites online via the Queensland National Parks Booking Service.