Carmichaels Road‚ Purga

Just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 45 minutes from the Brisbane Central Business District, the Hardings Paddock campground is perfect for a weekend getaway for the whole family. Surrounded by natural bushland, there are just eight camping sites - suitable also for motorhomes and caravans - available to add to the feeling of seclusion. While there's no power available, there are some essential creature comforts including toilets, camp-shower cubicles - bring your own shower bag and water - kitchen, barbecues, tables and a holding yard for horses (with access to water).

You will need to bring your own drinking water and with all the activities on offer across the 2,200 hectares of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate you're going to need to keep up your fluids. Recreational opportunities include bird-watching, hiking, mountain bike riding and horseriding - bring your own bikes and horses too!

The camping area at Hardings Paddock is locked at all times. Once your booking is confirmed you will receive a camping permit/confirmation with the combination code to access the campground. The combination code is changed regularly. Check out the ICC website for campground rules, trail updates and to download the trail guide.

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Recent Reviews


Dec 2020

Tough Climb

I've read a lot of reviews on the Flinders Peak Hike. Hike is probably the wrong word. Rock climb is more fitting. I consider myself quite fit and I love to Hike. When reviews say this Hike is easy... more »


Jun 2020

We just love this place

My boyfriend and I headed back to this area to experience the serene camping ground and hiking trails recently. We just love it. It’s a natural hidden gem, so close to Brisbane! From the summit... more »


Apr 2020

"Want a challenge?" They said, "it'll be fun" they said.

I hike regularly, 4 times a week generally (as its my gym workout and therapy- i love the bush.) For a couple of hours each time. I do consider myself moderately fit and i do moderate rated trails... more »


May 2020

Goolman Lookout

We were looking for a short hike to break in our new back packs prior to a few multi day hikes. Just on twenty minutes from our home is the beautiful Hardings Paddock Campground; trailhead to a... more »


Oct 2018

Natural Hidden Gem, so close to Brisbane!

My boyfriend and I recently completed the trail to the top of Flinders Peak. The view from the summit is simply spectacular... we could see the Brisbane skyline and Moreton Bay. This view, along with... more »

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