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Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate

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Carmichaels Road | Hardings Paddock Picnic Area, Purga, Ipswich, Queensland 4306, Australia
+61 7 3810 6666
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Bloody awful

Let me start with the toilets. I have used many a drop toilet - they're never an enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
travelling_bumblebee
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Brisbane, Australia
ANZAC DAY IN THE CONSERVATION ESTATE.

Beautiful surroundings sadly ruined by trash and full bins. Still great for some walks and picnics... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Catherine v
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This large conservation estate features a range of trails showcasing spectacular views over the distinctive valleys and peaks from the Scenic Rim to the bay islands. Visitors to the Conservation Estate can take in the natural wonders of the area through a range of recreational activities including bird-watching, hiking, mountain bike riding, horse riding, nature study and camping.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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“an easy walk” (2 reviews)
“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“gravel road” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Carmichaels Road | Hardings Paddock Picnic Area, Purga, Ipswich, Queensland 4306, Australia
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+61 7 3810 6666
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"an easy walk"
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"picnic area"
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"gravel road"
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"rocks"
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"fitness"
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"challenging"
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"climb"
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"steep"
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"track"
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"toilets"
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"grass"
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"peak"
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"plenty"
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"ipswich"
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"ankle"
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

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 overflowing - the refuse was very close to the top...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Beautiful surroundings sadly ruined by trash and full bins. Still great for some walks and picnics, canoeing and fishing and photography

Thank Catherine v
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A really cool hike, that is challenging and has a great view along the way and at the top! There is about a 10min drive on a gravel road leading to the starting at the picnic area/car park (toilets and bbqs there). Its an easy...More

1  Thank tamsin6394
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

lovely spot for bush camping just south of ipswich. offers a number of hiking trails. for the more adventurous try the long hike to flinders peak. google the estate for info as ipswich council produce a very good pamphlet

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Quite a steep hike with very little flats, some of the trail is over big rocks - this climb is not for the faint-hearted and I would suggest a decent level of fitness to be able to complete the climb. There is quite alot of...More

Thank EHB8
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I decided to hike up to the top of a Flinders Peak recently. We had heard of this hike through friends & thought we would give it a go. To get to the start of the walk you head out by car...More

3  Thank Lynette S
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This park is great for all as there are several walks available. Great for photography as well as getting into the great outdoors. Many birds and other wildlife. Also horse trails are available.More

1  Thank DarylN294
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DiscoverIpswich, Public Relations Manager at Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Hi DarylN294. It's been a long time coming, but thanks for posting the first review of Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate. We are happy to read that your a fan of the estate. It is a well kept secret and, as you said, is proving popular with...More

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