Carmichaels Road‚ Purga

8/07/2022 – The majority of this estate remains closed due to extensive damage following further severe weather events continuing in May 2022. Damage to the service track network is a direct risk to the safety of visitors and impacts emergency response. The Hardings Paddock area has been opened to pedestrian visitors and camping bookings from Tuesday 14 June 2022. The entire estate remains closed to horse riding and mountain biking.

Currently closed: The entire track and trail network including Flinders Plum Picnic Area.

Currently open: Hardings Paddock Day Use Area and Campground, and the surrounding walking trails: Gamlen Circuit, Horse Trail circuit, Goolman Lookout Track, Chalk Circuit

Just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 45 minutes from the Brisbane, the Hardings Paddock campground is perfect for a weekend getaway for the whole family. Surrounded by natural bushland, there are just eight camping sites available to add to the feeling of seclusion. The campgrounds and site is also suitable for motorhomes and caravans. There’s no power, but guests will have access to toilets, camp kitchen including BBQ’s and shower cubicles (please bring your own shower bags and potable water). There is also a holding yard for horses (with access to water), so bring your horse along and enjoy the horse riding trails.

With all the activities on offer across the 2,200 hectares of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate, you’re going to need to keep your fluids up, so remember to bring along plenty of drinking water for your stay. Recreational opportunities include bird-watching, hiking, orienteering and mountain bike riding, so don’t forget to pack your compass and your own bikes!

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.

  • Barbeque
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Shower
  • Family Friendly
  • Open fireplace

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