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Goolman Lookout Trail

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area

The Goolman Lookout trail forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Hardings Paddock Picnic Area off Carmichael's Road in Purga, just South of Ipswich. Visitors to the Estate can take in the natural wonders of the area through a range of recreational activities including hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding. The conservation estate is over 1900 hectares in area supporting extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, and Mounts Blain, Catherine and Goolman. The Estate is an important wildlife refuge supporting 136 bird, 25 mammal, 13 reptile and 8 amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species.

The multi-user Goolman Lookout trail winds its way to Goolman Lookout where you enjoy spectacular views of Mt Goolman and Ivory's Rock, Scenic Rim and Brisbane. On a clear day, it's possible to see the Pacific Ocean.

Journey Details

Duration
2 Hours
Itinerary Type
Return
Mode of Travel
Walk
Distance
5 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Horseriding

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Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$135.00 - 450.00
The Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn is situated one kilometre from the centre of town on the road to Warwick and Boonah, and is set in peaceful surroundings with delightful sub-tropical gardens. They offer you fresh, spotlessly clean motel rooms, self-catering apartments, and friendly hospitality. There is a sparkling pool and a free barbecue. It is an excellent venue for small events and within walking distance of the Central Business District, hospitals, showgrounds and university. There is an excellent restaurant and piano bar on-site.

Oaks Aspire

Woodend, Ipswich Area
From AU$83.00 - 699.00
Providing excellent short or long term accommodation to both business travellers and visitors, Oaks Aspire sets a new benchmark for contemporary studio, one and two bedroom apartment accommodation. This modern apartment hotel's facilities include a gym, lap pool, sauna and spa, meeting and business facilities, broadband access, and more. Ideally located in the centre of Ipswich's eclectic Central Business District and close to the city's burgeoning corporate hub, Aspire combines contemporary style and technology with spectacular views of the parklands and the river. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, you are perfectly positioned to access all that Ipswich has to offer.

Quest Ipswich

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$135.00 - 465.00
Quest Ipswich is a modern apartment complex featuring Studio rooms, One, Two and Three bedroom Serviced Apartments. Studio rooms offer kitchenette facilities with hotplate whilst all apartments feature private balcony, full kitchen and laundry facilities, separate living and dining areas and shower over bath bathrooms. The property features Wi-Fi, flat screen LCD televisions and safes in all rooms. With friendly reception personnel to assist with your reservations Quest Ipswich is suitable for leisure and business travellers alike with overnight stays through to long stay project accommodation rates. Quest Ipswich is a short stroll from the Ipswich Central Business District, University of Queensland, Ipswich Showgrounds and Ipswich Hospital and approximately 10 minutes drive from RAAF Base Amberley and the Motor Sport precinct at Willowbank. The property also boasts a unique heritage style conference room leading out to an outdoor pool and barbecue area with complimentary on site open air parking.

Parkview Colonials Bed and Breakfast

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
From AU$100.00 - 200.00
For bed and breakfast accommodation in South East Queensland, Parkview Colonials in Ipswich is located close to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and numerous local, city and country attractions. Since 1994, the comfortable colonial homes with ensuites and twin share rooms, have welcomed thousands of guests to an enjoyable stay, whether overnight or long term. Located on Limestone Hill opposite beautiful Queen's Park with its flora and fauna, Nature Centre, playgrounds and Japanese Garden, Parkview is easy to find and adjacent to a variety of restaurants, fast food, shops, and the central business district. Parkview is often chosen for garden weddings, as a photo venue for wedding guests during their stay. A bridal suite is also available. Overseas conference delegates also add an international excitement during occasional events. Business people, tradesmen and service personnel are welcome. The host's flexible policy and local knowledge often help to make your stay easier and successful. Hosts Elaine and Bruce Glass are readily available to help make your visit enjoyable, but respect your privacy and will not impose. Wood fires, air-conditioning, cable and remote controlled television, kitchen, laundry and facsimile are available for your comfort and enjoyment.
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