Carmichaels Road‚ Purga

12/05/2022 – Ipswich City Council Notice: This estate is closed due to extensive damage following the severe weather event in early 2022 as well as the current severe weather. Damage to the service track network is a direct risk to the safety of visitors and impacts emergency response.

Closed: Hardings Paddock Picnic and Campground. The entire track and trail network including Flinders Plum Picnic Area.

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