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Chalk Circuit

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area

The Chalk Circuit 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.

Encompassing the Picnic and Bush Tucker areas, the Chalk Circuit trail is flat and easily accessible for all levels of fitness. Along the trail learn about various bush tucker plants through interpretive signage from both an Indigenous and European perspective.

Journey Details

Duration
0.32 Hours
Distance
0.56 Kilometres

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
Carmichaels Road
Flinders - Goolman Conservation Estate
Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Queensland
Australia

Full Itinerary

The Chalk Circuit 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.

Encompassing the Picnic and Bush Tucker areas, the Chalk Circuit trail is flat and easily accessible for all levels of fitness. Along the trail learn about various bush tucker plants through interpretive signage from both an Indigenous and European perspective.

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Route Details

Route Type
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Mode of Travel
Walk

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