|Diamond Dove near the Poo Ponds|
And then the long drive to the Cloncurry....
For most of the four hour drive there is not a lot of pleasing scenery to be honest with you. Plain plains that have been largely over grazed; a situation not helped by a lack of recent rain. There was not a single Kangaroo nor a live emu. Bird wise was similarly bleak; a few kites, a few Wedgies, a few Black faced Woodswallows and few of little else.
To break this journey stop number one was the Combo Waterhole.
|The fast drying Combo Waterhole|
|Rock works from the 1890's designed to allow crossing and dam the water|
Combo Waterhole Conservation Park gets its name from the most famous of the many waterholes found within this 49ha park. Did the jolly swagman camp by Combo Waterhole? We will probably never know, but the waterholes of this 49ha park offer a refuge for wildlife in dry times, just as they provided shady picnic spots in 1895 for stagecoach passengers and the residents of neighbouring Dagworth Station.