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Gamlen Circuit

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area

The Gamlen 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.

Take a hike or short, leisurely mountain bike ride along the Gamlen Circuit trail or use it as the launching pad for longer and more challenging trails including the Goolman and Rocky Knoll Lookouts.

Journey Details

Duration
1 Hours
Itinerary Type
Return
Mode of Travel
Walk
Distance
3 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Wilderness Walking
Carmichaels Road
Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Queensland
Australia

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Just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 45 minutes from the Brisbane Central Business District, the Hardings Paddock campground is perfect for a weekend getaway for the whole family. Surrounded by natural bushland, there are just eight camping sites - suitable also for motorhomes and caravans - available to add to the feeling of seclusion. While there's no power available, there are some essential creature comforts including toilets, camp-shower cubicles - bring your own shower bag and water - kitchen, barbecues, tables and a holding yard for horses (with access to water). You will need to bring your own drinking water and with all the activities on offer across the 2,200 hectares of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate you're going to need to keep up your fluids. Recreational opportunities include bird-watching, hiking, mountain bike riding and horseriding - bring your own bikes and horses too! The camping area at Hardings Paddock is locked at all times. Once your booking is confirmed you will receive a camping permit/confirmation with the combination code to access the campground. The combination code is changed regularly. Check out the website for campground rules, trail updates and to download the trail guide.
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