Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Girraween National Park 17 December 2008

In the morning we set off for the twin border villages at the NSW and Qld borders. Its claim to fame is the railway station where the Queensland narrow gauge swapped with the NSW wider gauge. The railway station was built on one side with a Queensland bull noise veranda and on the other side with a skillion roof. Typical of blues/maroon rivalry with the border running diagonally across the platform! We then went on to Girraween National Park, which is famous for the enormous granite boulders that sprinkle the area.
We went for a bush walk shortly after arriving to see the Granite Arch, a 10 tonne boulder sitting precariously on top of two massive stones. Along the way we were very pleased to see good wild flowers - small pink orchids, blue fringed irises and some big patches of flannel flowers. It was pretty hot and we stopped by a waterhole and were rewarded with the sighting of a turtle moving around.
In the evening we had a wood BBQ as they are ok about fires! The area is alive with kangaroos and the joeys have only recently left the pouches. We watched a big joey annoying mum into standing patiently as he put his head back in the pouch to drink for over 15 minutes. They are very confident but do not harass you for food as we think people are heeding the signs not to feed them. They entertained us all evening chasing each other around, as well the rock wallabies. There seemed to be an over abundance of kookaburras who may be managing to feed off campers by stealth!

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