National Parks of the Granite Belt Region

When you visit the Granite Belt region, don’t forget to allow time to visit the amazong scenic national parks that are found in this region.

Girraween National Park

Nearby Girraween National Park offers guests a variety of activities including picnic areas by the river, swimming in a fresh water hole, exploring a trail or hiking to the top of “The Pyramid” for stunning views.

The children are sure to enjoy a day of hiking and climbing in their own backyard while adults can relax in the day use area before trying out some amazing granite formations that make this place one of its kind in Australia.


Bald Rock National Park

It is Australia’s second largest monolith rock after Uluru and yes you can climb it!

There are some beautiful views from atop the Rock and it’s a must for anyone visiting this spectacular part of


Bald Rock is a gigantic Granite boulder that erupts from the ground. It’s amazing how it so large.

An easy drive from Diamondvale Cottages; there are two different trails that will take you to the summit.

Regardless of which path you choose, the view will be as magnificent as you imagine it to be.


Boonoo Boonoo National Park

Boonoo Boonoo National Park is about an hour and a half’s drive and is a quiet country setting perfect for a relaxing day trip.


From the carpark you can walk the path that is less travelled to the Falls Lookout.

You will then arrive at a viewing platform that overlooks the spectacular Boonoo Boonoo Falls. Legend says that Banjo Patterson proposed to Alice Walker there.

Banjo held his breath over the sound of the falling water and when he heard or maybe lip-read a ‘yes,’ he exhaled a sigh of relief.


Sundown National Park

Sundown National Park lies on the border of Queensland and New South Wales, & is mostly a wilderness park with spectacular mountain ranges and steep sided valleys.

There are three main entrances to the National Park, all reached via good gravel roads.

From Ballandean travel 16 kilometres of gravel roads via Curr Road and Sundown Road to the eastern entrance. This access requires four wheel drive.

When the water is flowing over Red Rock Falls it’s amazing.


To find out more about the best attractions in the Granite BElt region, just ask us when you are planning your trip to Diamondvale Cottages, and we will be happy to help provide you with more information to plan the perfect trip and see all the nest that nature has to offer in this amazing region.