The waterhole is named after Dr Robert's, a medical doctor in Stanthorpe in the 1930's. His love of lyrebirds and wombats and his vision for the area, ultimately led to the protection of this amazing environment as Girraween National Park.
Dr Robert's Waterhole, 1.2 km return, Class 2.
We took the short walk to Dr Robert's Waterhole on our return to the carpark from Underground Creek and we were so glad that we went to the waterhole on the way back because our timing was perfect to witness one of natures most amazing spectacles.
|Dr Robert's Waterhole.|
|Oops, that definitely isn't a Lyrebird tail swaying in the undergrowth.|
|A pair of Red-bellied Black Snakes mating at Girraween National Park.|
On the drive back to our campground we pulled off the road to take a photo of The Pyramid. I lept out of the ute and while taking the photo I heard a "hissing" noise nearby. I laughed my head off because I thought the noise was coming from the ute and that it was a joke. Turns out the noise was coming from the undergrowth but I don't know what was making the sound.
|The Pyramid, seen from a different angle.|
Back at Castle Rock Campground the friendly Red Wattlebird was waiting on our camp chair.
Later that day, we drove to Old Wallangarra Road to look for Turquoise parrots. We didn't see any Turquoise parrots but we did see a nice colourful pair of Eastern Rosellas.
In Wallangarra we were questioned by a police officer as to what we were up to. What are you using those cameras for? Where have you been? What birds were you looking for? What birds did you see? Where are you going? We thought this was a good time to ask for directions to the Mount Norman Day Use Area but when the officer told us we were in the wrong place altogether and that we needed to return to Pyramids Road to find it we decided not to contradict her. She may have been wearing one of those nice blue uniforms rather than one of those new black uniforms but we were, after all, right on the border of Queensland and NSW and we thought it prudent to leave while the going was good.