Monthly Archives: August 2013
We have just returned from Girraween National Park where we spent a couple of days in our van. Daughter Gillian accompanied us but she camped in her tent. Even though it is getting towards the end of winter it was cold, particularly the first night. Got down to 2 or 3 degrees C. Girraween is about 250 miles south-west of Brisbane on the border with NSW. It is on a tableland about 900 metres above sea level and during winter there can be light snow falls. The man feature of the Park is its granite landscape and spectacular wild flower displays from late winter through Spring. Set off on a couple of short walks when we arrived and saved a 5 hour return walk to Mt Norman for our second day in bright sunshine. At 1,267 metres, Mt Norman is the highest point in the Park. Getting up Mt Norman requires one to walk across and up some moderately steep granite slopes. A little daunting at first but once into it no real problem. We have had a wet winter and there was plenty of water flowing in the creeks. The bush looks in good condition and promises a good display of wild flowers come Spring.