I have been on the road with my ARB mates for the last few days exploring the high granite country around the QLD/NSW border.
This is an area that seems to get overlooked as a camping /touring destination sometimes and it blows me away to see just how much is on offer in the region if you’re prepared to have a dig around.
One of the stars of the area is Girraween National Park and today we are going to tackle the jewel in this places crown …a leisurely 3klm climb up a granite monolith known as The Pyramid ….for obvious reasons.
It’s an adventurous climb and I would suggest wearing appropriate foot wear and taking plenty of water. There is a QPAWS staffed office at the entrance to the park who can answer any questions you may have and offer alternate walks if this one isn’t for you.
Above the treeline and the steps give way to some painted lines on a smooth rock path to the top….and the views are incredible. Balancing rock halfway up is ….as the name suggests. At the summit 360 degree views and a clear understanding of how the country got its name.
Girraween National Park is south of Stanthorpe in The Granite Belt. ARB has all the tricks to get you out and about exploring this type of country.