243 Riverside Drive‚ Muirlea

A picturesque retreat into nature seven kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District is the peaceful Kholo Gardens at Pine Mountain. It's an unexpected delight to explore with its lush gardens, crystal clear lily pond, bush walks and open spaces. Giant Kauri trees and Hoop Pines planted by early settlers, rare birds and plants, and the nearby Brisbane River all make this a special place to spend some time. It's also a sacred site for the indigenous Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People.

At this subtropical haven, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the 400 metre walk through Tree Fern Lane under a natural rainforest canopy. The more energetic can try the steeper 800 metre Coal Creek Walk - aptly named seeing as the earliest recordings of coal in the area were made here in 1825.

Formerly the site of a water pumping station, Kholo Gardens has an historic well onsite as well as a charming little old church, relocated here in 1990 from Redbank. With that and a stunningly restored Queenslander nearby, you can see why this is a popular venue for weddings and other functions. There are also barbecues, picnic tables and public toilets.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Mar 2020

Used to be nice - not now anymore.

Kholo Gardens used to be delightful and I loved to walk there. However, over the years it has become more and more run down. A small part is maintained the rest is rubbish. Such a shame! And it's the... more »


Sep 2019

lovely spot for family gathering

Attended a private family function hosted in the Kholo Gardens.... It was my first visit and overall i was impressed with the gardens... obviously after some rain the gardens will improve... the... more »


Sep 2019

Birthday party

We had our birthday bbq there place was nice,quiet,Beautiful sceneries long walk Over all good Only complaint about public toilets not clean. Otherwise I’ll give 4 stars more »


Sep 2019

Amazing views over Kholo River and immaculate kept gardens & ammenities

Visited with a large group to stop for morning tea. Absolutely beautiful outlook over the Kholo River. Gardens are Immaculate even in drought. Smart plant management. Bruce the Head Botanist is... more »

Francis D

Apr 2019

i saw the sign and wanted to visit. It was lack lustre Pisswich show.

hot day you need shade and a cold drink of water. To get to the place is awkward and the Council signs are nowhere to be seen. It is badly needed and a place of refuge as ALL PARKS IN IPSWICH ARE... more »