Girraween National Park Southern Queensland Country

Gaze into still, deep waters of Bald Rock Creek on the Dr Roberts Waterhole walk. Photo credit: Cameron Semple © High and Wide

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Dr Roberts Waterhole

Stroll along this gently-sloping track to gaze at reflections in the still, deep waters of Bald Rock Creek.

Journey type
1.2 km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 30min walking time.
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

Enjoy a relaxing stroll to a large waterhole, and spot a colourful array of birdlife along the way. If you're visiting this area in spring, you'll be lucky enough to see vibrantly-coloured wildflowers in full bloom, including orchids, banksias, conesticks, geebung and crinkle bushes.

The waterhole is named in honour of a Stanthorpe medical practitioner whose tireless effort to protect the vulnerable wildlife of Girraween resulted in the establishment of the national park. Sit and gaze at the mirror image of the fringing landscape on the water's surface. Perhaps you’ll glimpse Girraween's unique Bell's turtle basking on the creek edge.

Getting there and getting around

Dr Roberts Waterhole is one of the eastern walking tracks in Girraween National Park, located on the Queensland–New South Wales border, 260km by road south-west of Brisbane.

The Dr Roberts Waterhole walking track begins at Dr Roberts car park. There are two access roads (northern and western) to the car park, both accessible by conventional vehicles.

From Brisbane to western entrance

  • Drive about 220km south-west along the New England Highway via Warwick to Stanthorpe.
  • Continue 26km along the New England Highway to Wyberba (30km north of Tenterfield).
  • Turn onto Pyramids Road and follow this winding bitumen road through the Wyberba Valley 6km east to the western park entrance.
  • Drive about 3km to the Girraween Visitor Centre and continue 4km north-east to Dr Roberts car park.

From Brisbane to northern entrance

  • Drive about 220km south-west along the New England Highway via Warwick to Stanthorpe.
  • Turn onto Sugarloaf Road, which turns into Eukey Road and drive about 15km via Storm King Dam towards Eukey.
  • About 1km before Eukey, turn onto Breens Road, drive 2.5km then turn onto Pyramids Road and drive about 6km to the northern park entrance.
  • Dr Roberts car park is only a short distance inside the park.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Dr Roberts Waterhole is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Girraween safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.