Dr Roberts Waterhole

Girraween National Park

Take the gently sloping track to gaze at reflections in the still waters of Bald Rock Creek. Ground orchids, banksias, conesticks, geebungs and crinkle bushes are prominent in spring, as are the many colourful bird species living among them.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Girraween NP is situated approximately 260km by road south-west of Brisbane. To reach the park, turn off the New England Highway 26km south of Stanthorpe or 30km north of Tenterfield onto Pyramids Road. The winding bitumen road continues a further 9km east through the Wyberba Valley to the park's Information Centre. Continue along the gravel section of the road for a further 3.5km to the walk's car park.

An alternative road from Stanthorpe to Girraween via Eukey and Storm King Dam has some gravel sections.


Girraween National Park

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, the track is well signposted and you bear right after 200m to the waterhole and back.



Other References/Comments:

With so many bushwalking options in the park, why not take advantage of the excellent camping facilities at Castle Rock.

Most people will combine this with Underground Creek by branching off right to the creek on the way back. This gives a 4.8km round trip walk.


Nice reflections in the rock pool.

Wanderlust on 1 May, 2023

Short relaxing walk to the waterhole. Some nice rock formations near the waterhole to take photos of.

Daia on 27 Dec, 2022

We did this side track as an add-on to the Underground Creek walk, thinking it would be a bit boring by comparison. We actually enjoyed this spot the most. The adults enjoyed the peaceful feel of the waterhole (a wide, clear section of the creek, not stagnant or stinky). The kids spent a long time exploring the boulders by the creek - still a challenge for little arms & legs but no sheer drop offs to worry about. Saw a cormorant & lots of wombat holes.

Steph T on 31 Jul, 2022

This is a really easy flat walk to a stunning waterhole. Easy to tag on to a day of harder walking and worth the extra time.

Bobbe on 12 Feb, 2022

Nice walk, lots of wildflowers. It started to snow/sleet lightly just as we were getting back to the carpark!

Pendinghiker on 21 Sep, 2021

Very easy and well sign posted walk from Dr Roberts Carpark. Note that this carpark has no bathrooms, so stop at the main visitor centre on the way if you need a bathroom break. Was a great walk, which we added Underground Creek + Aztec Temple in order to make it a longer hike. Very easy for young families.

wheres_wally on 10 Jul, 2021

lovely, quiet spot.

Fat_Echidna on 30 Mar, 2021

Kinda spooky at dusk! Charred trees from the fires, absolutely no one else on the track, just the noise of the wind against the big gum trees. Unfortunately not as many wildflowers as in the Northern tracks. Cool rock formations just before the waterhole that look like portals to another land 🗿

rb on 19 Sep, 2020

great easy walk, even suitable for a pram. It was very interesting to see this spot starting to recover after the recent bushfire

Johanna Zolg on 28 Apr, 2019

Easy, short. Not a challenge at all. Saw some wild pigs with piglets. Waterhole is nice but water relatively still so I probably wouldn't swim there unless its beebeen raining

Lobster on 26 Dec, 2018

Very easy stroll. Lots of birds and kangaroos

Syd on 12 Oct, 2018

Last venue on our two week bushwalking road trip and we have another five walks to tick off today, before we head home to the Sunshine Coast. Could not get very excited about this waterhole.

F.A.B. on 5 Nov, 2017

Nice short and flat walk. Large variety of birds in this area.

rob.bushman on 15 Nov, 2015

An easy and short walk.

Harry on 15 Nov, 2015

Did this before driving home, nice little waterhole although didn't see anyone swimming here. More enormous granite rocks to explore!

Alice on 7 Oct, 2014

Easy walk to a nice little waterhole. If you do this walk, its well worth walking to Underground Creek in the same area .. just follow the signs ..

DrummerJeff on 30 Mar, 2014


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