Carmichaels Road‚ Purga

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

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Recent Reviews


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 »


May 2018

Bloody awful

Let me start with the toilets. I have used many a drop toilet - they're never an enjoyable experience, but I have never flat-out refused to go near one until yesterday. This cess-pit was almost... more »