Mount Blaine Hiking Track

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The Mount Blaine Hiking Track forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Flinders Plum Picnic Area off Mt Flinders Road in Peak Crossing, 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 eight amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species.

Take a short hike to the foot of Mount Blaine along the Mount Blaine Hiking Track. Needing a moderate level of fitness, you will pass through Spotted Gum and Ironbark forests, Brushbox and heathland. Keep an eye out for koalas, wallabies and the magnificent Red-tailed Black Cockatoos that call this area home.

Journey Details

Duration
1 Hours
Distance
2.5 Kilometres

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Horseriding

Full Itinerary

The Mount Blaine Hiking Track forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Flinders Plum Picnic Area off Mt Flinders Road in Peak Crossing, 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 eight amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species.

Take a short hike to the foot of Mount Blaine along the Mount Blaine Hiking Track. Needing a moderate level of fitness, you will pass through Spotted Gum and Ironbark forests, Brushbox and heathland. Keep an eye out for koalas, wallabies and the magnificent Red-tailed Black Cockatoos that call this area home.

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Route Details

Route Type
Return
Level of Difficulty
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers
Mode of Travel
Walk

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