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Mount Norman Track

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area

Begin the walk to Mount Norman, Girraween's National Park's longest walk, from the southern side of Pyramids Road opposite the Girraween information centre carpark. Continue past Castle Rock and trek to the rocky slabs below Mount Norman, where the gradient varies from gentle to moderate. See the Eye of the Needle on Mount Norman's northern face. The track ends at the base of the Mount Norman monolith. Warning: The final approach to the summit is steep and rock climbing experience is needed to reach the absolute top. Do not attempt to rock-climb alone.

Alternatively, you can reach Mount Norman from the Mount Norman day use area, two kilometres south of Mount Norman. The picnic area is reached via an unsealed road from Wallangarra. Carry drinking water as none is available. The walk through graceful Wallangarra white gums on the southern face of Mount Norman is gently sloping, but has some steep sections. The track ends at the base of the Mount Norman monolith. The final approach to the summit is steep and rock climbing experience is needed to reach the absolute top. Do not attempt to rock climb alone. (Distance four kilometres return; 1.5 - 2 hours).

Journey Details

Duration
4.5 Hours
Distance
10.4 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Family Friendly:

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

Full Itinerary

The Mount Norman 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.

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Route Details

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

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Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
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Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
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Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
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Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
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Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
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Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
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