Balancing Rock Girraween

Attempting to unbalance “Balancing Rock”

One of my favourite places is Girraween National Park about 3 hours South of Brisbane near Stanthorpe. I have lost track of the number of trips I have done there but I never get tired of it.

My latest trip was a 4 day trip with one of my daughters – we did lots of walking and exploring and found some very cool things.

One of my favourites was this male Wallaroo we came across. Unlike the Kangaroos and Wallabies the Wallaroos are solitary animals and seldom seen in company. They are very thick set compared to an Eastern Grey kangaroo but about the same height. They have a distinctly furry coat and are usually seen in open woodland.

Wallaroo

A large male Wallaroo

Girraween means “Place of flowers” and in the spring is alive with wildflowers. As we are in early autumn there were not alot of flowers but an abundance of fungi after some recent good rains.

red fungi near underground creek

Some little red Fungi near Underground creek

Yellow fungi on the Mount Norman track

Yellow fungi on the Mount Norman track

Girraween Fungi Mushroom

more fungi at Girraween

A furry mushroom type fungus near Bald Rock creek camping area

A furry mushroom type fungus near Bald Rock creek camping area

In all my trips I had never spotted this old survey point which is located a couple of hundred meters off one of the popular tracks. It apparently dates from the time of the initial survey of the Queensland/New South Wales border and is in remarkable good condition.

An old survery marker

An old survery marker

A skink basking in the morning sun

A skink basking in the morning sun

 

 

 

 

 

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