243 Riverside Drive‚ Muirlea

Ipswich City Council Notice: All access to the river at Kholo Gardens are temporarily closed for public safety.

A picturesque retreat into nature 7km from Ipswich Central 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 400m walk through Tree Fern Lane under a natural rainforest canopy. The more energetic can try the steeper 800m 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 a historic well onsite as well as a charming relocated old church. With that and a stunningly restored Queenslander nearby, you can see why this is a popular venue for weddings and functions. There are also barbecues, picnic tables and public toilets.

It’s recommended visitors check the Ipswich City Council website for the latest information on closures or controlled burns in Conservation Estates and Parks before visiting.

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