Rocky Knoll Lookout Trail

Ipswich Area

The Rocky Knoll Lookout trail forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Hardings Paddock Picnic Area of 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 Rocky Knoll Lookout trail is a moderate level hike through eucalypt woodlands to Rocky Knoll Lookout. Glimpses of the scenic rim and the surrounding Ipswich area are provided along the way.

Journey Details

1 Hours
Itinerary Type
Mode of Travel
2 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
Level of Difficulty
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks


  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Wilderness Walking
Carmichaels Road
, Ipswich Area

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