Girraween National Park

The Girraween wilderness is quintessential Australian bush, a place where kangaroos abound, and more than 25 species of eucalyptus trees dominate the open, sunlit forest.

Girraween features a vast expanse of granite that was formed deep underground around 250 million years ago. By 200 million years ago, the overlying rock had been worn away to expose this granite at the surface. Since then, it has been gradually eroded to form a spectacular and beautiful landscape of colossal boulders, towering granite domes, and creek waters cascading over bare rock.

Climbers who make the thrilling ascent of the steep-sided granite domes are rewarded with spectacular views.

Despite the low-nutrient soils, low rainfall and frequent fires typical of the Australian bush, Girraween is famous for its wildflowers.

Girraween is an Aboriginal phrase meaning "place of flowers".