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.

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

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Recent Reviews


Jul 2020

Beautiful park - Great for families and picnics

Beautiful gardens with walkways, lily-pond and wide-open spaces to run around. Great spot for a picnic or weekend visit for families. more »

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Jul 2020

Returned last week to a much improved park

I was sad when I visited a few months ago as the back part of the park was so badly maintained. When I went back last week I was delighted to see the change. when you visit try going further in and... more »


Jul 2020

Very much improved since the last time

Since we were there last time in April a lot has changed. some of the areas that were closed off at the back part had (finally) been worked on and we could walk also to the higher area at the back... more »


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 »