Carmichaels Road‚ Purga

29/07/2022 – Ipswich City Council Notice

Large parts of the estate remain closed following severe weather damage to the service track network. Track damage is a direct risk to the safety of visitors and impacts emergency response.  The entire estate remains closed to horse riding and mountain biking activities.  NOTE the Mt Blaine hiking track, Sandy Creek track and other internal service trails remain closed. Do not enter closed sections of trail.

Currently open: Flinders Plum picnic area and Flinders Peak hiking track; Hardings Paddock Day Use Area and Campground, and surrounding walking trails: Gamlen Circuit, Goolman Lookout Track, Chalk Circuit
Currently closed: Mt Blaine hiking track, Sandy Creek track, Flinders Goolman Trail. Access for horse riding and mountain biking.

Located 20 minutes drive from the Ipswich City, the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate covers over 2,200 hectares. The conservation estate supports extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, Mt Blaine, Mt Catherine and Mt Goolman.

A range of recreational activities are on offer to visitors to the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate including bird-watching, hiking, mountain bike and horse riding (bring your own bike or horse) and camping.

Hardings Paddock and Flinders Plum Picnic Areas are the destination highlights within the conservation estate with each area offering barbecues and public toilets. The campground at Hardings Paddock provides the only bush camping opportunity within the 6,000+ hectares of natural reserves in the Ipswich region.

  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet