Castle Rock Track

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area

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.

Journey Details

1.5 Hours
5.2 Kilometres


  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Girraween National Park
Ballandean, Southern Downs Area

Full Itinerary

The Castle Rock Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.

LINESTRING (151.93539267724611 -28.833805106755211, 151.93659430688479 -28.835760017892671, 151.93779593652346 -28.836662272185858, 151.93813925927736 -28.837940452376827, 151.93882590478518 -28.83884268776481, 151.9401991958008 -28.840196026178393, 151.94122916406252 -28.841398978879727, 151.94208747094729 -28.842601917672532, 151.94346076196291 -28.843053016133972, 151.94534903710939 -28.843804842556445, 151.94758063500979 -28.843955207188941, 151.94852477258303 -28.842865058679418, 151.94805270379641 -28.842376367708347, 151.9486106032715 -28.842752284043687, 151.9482672805176 -28.843579295200197, 151.94775229638674 -28.843992798313113, 151.94702273553469 -28.844105571604107, 151.94582110589602 -28.8440303894237, 151.94504862969973 -28.843917616051193, 151.94191580957033 -28.842789875602502, 151.93796759790041 -28.838090825484741, 151.93758135980227 -28.836699865944968, 151.93646556085207 -28.835910394151444, 151.93517810052492 -28.833880296324136)

Route Details

Route Type
Level of Difficulty
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers
Mode of Travel

Find What's Nearby

Choose a category:
Places to Visit
Displaying 1-8 of 8
Sort by:

Mount Archer National Park

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
With a height of 604 metres, Mt Archer dominates Mt Archer National Park and provides a dramatic backdrop to Rockhampton. The park protects a range of plants and animals, including plant species with restricted distributions, also the glossy black-cockatoo.

Blackdown Tableland National Park

Dingo, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
As the traditional home of the Ghungalu people, the Blackdown Tableland National Park is a place of ancient aboriginal art, deep gorges and scenic waterfalls. There are several walking tracks in the park which will allow you to discover unusual plant communities that thrive in the cooler, elevated climate - as well as lookouts and relics from the past.


Marlborough, Livingstone Area
Marlborough is situated 102 kilometres north of Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway (Highway 1) and is the site of the chrysoprase mine. There is motel and caravan park style accommodation and the Marlborough Historical Museum to visit.


Gracemere, Rockhampton Area
Gracemere is located nine kilometres west of Rockhampton, the Beef Capital of Australia. The town is home to the largest saleyards in the Southern Hemisphere and is the heart of the Capricorn cattle industry.


Dingo, Central Highlands Area
Nestled in hundreds of hectares of grazing country, Dingo is a convenient access point for exploring the Blackdown Tableland National Park as well as home to the annual World Dingo Trap Throwing Competition and Picnic Races in July.


Bluff, Central Highlands Area
Bluff is located in the Central Highlands, 94 kilometres east of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. A must see for rail enthusiasts, Bluff is the major interchange station for coal trains. Many trains are over two kilometres long.


Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
Rockhampton's charming historical architecture has captured the hearts of visitors for many decades. Founded in 1853, the city is home to heritage post offices, historic streetscapes, majestic cathedrals and quaint homes.


Blackwater, Central Highlands Area
Best known as the Coal Capital of Queensland, Blackwater is home to the Blackwater International Coal Centre where you can learn everything there is to know about coal. With over 20 exhibits and displays, the centre tells the story of the region's coal mining industry - past, present and future.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-8 of 8
Sort by:

Explore the Region

Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).