Welcome to Girraween National Park
A short drive east of Ballandean, the 11,800-hectare Girraween National Park is home to astonishing granite boulders, pristine forests and abundant wildlife, including echidnas, eastern grey kangaroos and over 150 species of birds. Girraween is an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of flowers', and the area is famous for its brilliant springtime blooms. It all makes a marvellous setting for a bushwalk, with 17km of trails to take you around and to the top of some of the park's surreal granite outcrops, the remnants of prehistoric magma. Although winter nights here can be cold, it’s hot work scaling the boulders, so take plenty of water with you.