Underground Creek

Girraween National Park

Features of this walk include spectacular wildflowers varied birdlife and a creek that disappears beneath boulders that have fallen from cliffs above.

Waterfalls
Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
1001m
Maximum Elevation
16m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Girraween NP is situated approximately 260km by road south-west of Brisbane. To reach the park, turn off the New England Highway 26km south of Stanthorpe or 30km north of Tenterfield onto Pyramids Road. The winding bitumen road continues a further 9km east through the Wyberba Valley to the park's Information Centre. Continue along the gravel section of the road for a further 3.5km to the walk's car park.

An alternative road from Stanthorpe to Girraween via Eukey and Storm King Dam has some gravel sections. 

Maps:

Girraween National Park Walks

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, the track is well signposted and you bare left after 200m to the creek and back.  The track to pass through swamp communities, woodland and shrub land. There are numerous rocks to scramble up and a small boulder cave with a waterfall to explore. The track continues around the main rock feature and up a short hill where you can stand on the lava flow rock fields on top of the rock feature.

Most people will combine both this and Dr Roberts Waterhole into one walk, by branching off left to the waterhole on the way back. This gives a 3.6km round trip walk.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

With so many bushwalking options in the park, why not take advantage of the excellent camping facilities at Bald Rock Creek or Castle Rock.

Girraween National Park

 

 

Comments

Interesting little spot. The walk itself was decent enough, nothing too hard. Rock formations, like everywhere in this region, are very cool to see. Water running through. Hadn't been raining so not much, but I think after rain it would definitely be an interesting place to visit

Lobster on 26 Dec, 2018

Pretty spot sadly for us it was raining making the rocks super slippery so we couldn’t explore in and around them. Would be great on a fine day

Syd on 13 Oct, 2018

Although this was fun to scramble up over the boulders, it had been very dry of late and there was little or no water running.

F.A.B. on 5 Nov, 2017

A nice walk to start off our adventures at Girraween. Once we got to the main rock that goes over the creek, we found a small track leading right around it which was a lot more interesting - and required a bit more scrambling than the proper track does.

Dvette on Jan, 2016

Amazing rock formations. Great photo op. Plenty of interesting birds, wildflowers and smells along the track.

rob.bushman on 15 Nov, 2015

This walk was heaps of fun! I definitely recommend if you're in Girraween! We went in the rain and it was still worth it. You can hear the rushing water but good luck finding it!

Alice on 5 Oct, 2014

Nice walk to a very impressive area after rainfall. A couple of easy jumps over a few rocks, and you can check out the creek flowing underneath the boulders. Certainly worth the hike !

DrummerJeff on 30 Mar, 2014

Nice walk, went then it was very lightly raining, amazing covered in a light mist. Heaps of rocks to climb and jump over. Great Time :D

Stellar on 30 May, 2012

Nice walk, wild flowers in October.Lots of large rocks to scramble over once you have checked out the underground creek.

gone walkies on Oct, 2011

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