Intrigued by Granite Belt
THE beauty of the granite landscape inspired Tasmanian traveller Ian Bayly to write a book about Australia's greatest hard rock areas, including the Granite Belt.
Mr Bayly travelled to the Granite Belt in the late 1980s and was inspired to research and write about what makes granite landscapes so beautiful.
"My favourite recollection is travelling to Bald Rock National Park in my van, and from there walking close to the Queensland-New South Wales border for two to three hours to reach South Bald Rock," Mr Bayly said.
"In my opinion South Bald Rock, although not easily accessible, is the most spectacular feature in the whole of Girraween National Park."
But it's not just the Granite Belt that has inspired the Tasmanian writer.
He said he began his rocky adventure in Western Australia which has some of the largest granite areas in the country.
"Western Australia has a greater area of granite than does Queensland but the landforms in Girraween National Park, and elsewhere in Queensland, are just as spectacular," he said.
"The purpose of my book is to provide a pathway for others to obtain as much intellectual and aesthetic pleasure and enjoyment as I have from my exploration of granites."