At the northern edge of Pungalina where the sandstone escarpment overlooks the floodplain below, water trickles out of the plateau from small seeps and springs hidden in deep rocky gorges. The shelter and dampness support communities of tall paperbarks, figs, pandanus palms, and long-fruited bloodwoods. Short-eared Rock-wallabies bounce impossibly over the rocks, watched carefully by the steadier Rock-haunting Possums. Further south, a series of thermal springs lines the eastern side of Karns Creek. Crystal clear water bubbles up through the sandy floor of sparkling pools and runs down to the creek between the fringing ranks of water-loving vegetation. The rollicking duets of Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens are interspersed with the sweet whistles of Buff-sided Robins; Northern Brown Bandicoots turn over the damp soil in search of underground tubers and fungi. All these species have declined in large parts of their range, but are still common at Pungalina.