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Castle Rock Track is a 5.2km, grade 4 Return hike located in Girraween National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Castle Rock gives breathtaking panoramic views over Girraween National Park and is well worth the walk. The track varies from gentle to moderate gradients until the steep climb over exposed granite rocks to the summit. Black cypress, stringybarks and orange gums grow on the rocky ridges and woodlands while yellow box and brown gums provide shade and good birdwatching. Warning: the summit has steep cliffs and potentially slippery surfaces. Keep to the track and supervise children closely.
About the region
Girraween National Park is an area of the Granite Belt in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia reserved as a national park. Girraween is known for its spectacular flowers, dramatic landscapes and unique wildlife. Bushwalking and rock climbing are the most popular activities in the park.
The park is situated 40 km south of Stanthorpe. The southern boundary of the park is the state border between Queensland and New South Wales. It is a twin park with Bald Rock National Park, which lies across the border in New South Wales, and features Bald Rock, the second-largest monolith (after Uluru) on the continent. Curiously, South Bald Rock and West Bald Rock lie in Girraween National Park in Queensland, not in Bald Rock National Park in New South Wales.
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com