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


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 »

Amanda M

Dec 2018

Great place for walks through glorious nature

Kholo Gardens are a fantastic place to either chill and relax on a beautiful day or go for a long walk. With stunning views of Brisbane river and a wonderful small rainforest section it has a bit of... more »


Jul 2018

It was okay, but would be better im summer.

We just were here at the wrong time of year dammit. The park is nice but there was a distinct lack of snakes and lizards due to the cold temperature... Next time we will go in summer. more »