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Bald Rockin Road Trip

Trail along the Queensland and New South Wales border to discover some of the most lush and rewarding landscapes of Australia.

Iconic Waterfalls
Often overshadowed by their sandy, saltwater neighbours, Queensland’s bounty of rainforests, inland dams and expansive lakes offer a myriad of cracking picnic spots, water adventure, breathtaking stargazing, beautiful sunsets and never-ending scenery.

Offering the chance to explore natural wonders that are close to home, this road trip is ideal for campervanning beginners – with civilisation never straying too far. En route, campers will travel to beautiful Lake Moogerah to spend a night under the stars, chase waterfalls along the famous ‘Falls Drives’ before making their way to Bald Rock National Park (roughly 3.5 hours from Brisbane) near Tenterfields NSW.


Itinerary created by Flynn Graham. 

Day 1 – Apollo Brisbane Branch to Lake Moogerah

Distance: 103km

Travel time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Situated 1.5 hours from Brisbane, Lake Moogerah’s peaceful blue waters are a popular weekend destination for boating enthusiasts and campers alike. To top it off, the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park is fully equipped with everything a camper needs, with toilets, hot showers, a small store and fire pits all within reach. Here, campers will also have the best seats in the house, as colours are ablaze as the sun drifts down and the stars come out to play.


Apollo campervan driving along road near Lake Moogerah


Day 2 – Lake Moogerah to Bald Rock National Park

Distance: 133km

Travel time: 2 hours

After taking in the serenity of the sunrise at Lake Moogerah, head off for Falls Drive – winding its way through steep mountain roads and lush valleys. Must-stops include Carr’s Lookout – an Instagram-worthy shot, Queen Marry Falls – ideal for lunch by the falls, and Daggs Falls – offering spectacular lookout views from the comfort of your campervan. After the falls, stop by Belle Vue Café for a coffee and some vegetarian delights and stock up for supplies nearby.


Cars driving along windy road near grassy fields


Day 3 – Bald Rock National Park

After reaching Bald Rock National Park, campers will be met with unparalleled views, undulating and ever-changing terrains and grounding nature walks and rock formations. Bald Rock National Park is well equipped with fire pits, toilets and designated camping spots, as well as a variety of walks that suit adventurers of any skill level. The summit walk is the jewel in the crown, surrounded by Australian bush, campers will be transported through granite boulders and onto the summit of the Bald Rock. If campers opt to spend a few more days in the area, they can hike Bald Rock and visit nearby Tenterfield and Stanthorpe for food and wine galore.


Rocky summit looking over outback landscape


Day 4 – Bald Rock National Park to Brisbane

Distance: 237km

Travel time: 3 hours 30 minutes

If time permits, campers can awake early and head to Mt Cordeaux en route to Brisbane and witness views over the Scenic Rim and Lake Moogerah. Alternatively, head straight back to Apollo's Brisbane branch, where you will be met by Apollo’s team for a quick and simple drop off.


Scenic views across Scenic Rim in Queensland from Mt Cordeaux



Sunsets and stargazing 

Just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, Lake Moogerah manages to maintain low levels of light pollution, delivering dark skies that are ideal for an unforgettable stargazing trip. To top it off, Lake Moogerah and the Bald Rock Summit both offering cotton-candy like sunrises and sunsets.

Chasing waterfalls

Experience the thunder of Falls Drive, as the winding scenic roads of Spring Creek Road take campers on the ultimate waterfall experience. Along the route, campers will witness the beauty of Browns Falls, Daggs Falls and Queen Marry Falls – with both Daggs Falls and Queen Marry Falls plummeting nearly 40 metres.

Views for days

Campers will witness Mother Nature’s greatest hits, with the journey to Bald Rock National Park offering panoramic views from the top of the summit. Next up, enjoy the awe-inspiring Falls Drive, stopping at Carr’s Lookout for that feed-worthy shot of Mt Superbus, the Scenic Rim and Tamborine Mountain. If campers are longing for more, detour to Mt Cordeux en-route home, for spectacular views of the Scenic Rim and Lake Moogerah.

Bald Rock National Park

Located on the New South Whales side of the border, Bald Rock National Park is bursting with green regrowth following the 2020 bushfires. Once there, campers can enjoy the picnic areas, climb the Bald Rock itself or follow the Border Link trail to the base.


Where to Stay

Lake Moogerah Caravan Park

Bald Rock National Park

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