Entry is from Hardings Paddock Picnic Area
Forming part of the Boonah to Ipswich Trail this multi-user
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 is possible to see the
Pacific Ocean.

No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Trail Bikes Permitted

Getting there

Take the Boonah road from Ipswich and turn left onto Carmichaels Road about 6.5km from Yamanto. Follow to Harding's Paddock Picnic Area.


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Refer my EveryTrail trip-



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Nice views from the lookout after a pretty steady climb to the top. Started about 6.15am, lots of kangaroos about which my daughter loved.

Ash Leask on 13 Oct, 2019

Excellent view from the lookout. Last 1km is a good uphill walk.

MichP on 18 Aug, 2019

Tough but worth it. At the sign where it shows to go left or straight and left is advanced I would def choose to go straight. We came down the advanced and that was tough would not want to go up that way 😱😭. It’s not easy going straight either lots of uphill but it was enjoyable and worth it.

Suzanne on 28 Jul, 2019

I took my mum on this walk yesterday and it was a pleasant walk. Some pretty sounds along the way. Bit harder than I was expecting, more so the inclines were more than I was expecting. View from the top was amazing. Glad we did it.

Sarah on 8 Jun, 2019

A nice but quite tough hike from Flinders Plum...especially if you did what I did and climbed Mt Blaine first

Glenn on 7 May, 2019

Didn’t find this too challenging but would definitely require reasonable fitness, the lookout flat at the top provided some great views of the area, all uphill on the way up meant the bonus of downhill on decent.

Juanita on 15 Apr, 2018

Definitely gets the heart pumping. Open eucalypt, best done in cooler months

Sally on 25 Mar, 2018

Reaosnable fitness required. A couple of hills which get the heart rate pumping

Oroton on 27 Jan, 2018

Reaosnable fitness required. A couple of hills which get the heart rate pumping

Oroton on 27 Jan, 2018

Nice walk with primary age kids. A couple of quite steep sections. Fantastic view from the lookout.

DavidC on 14 Oct, 2017

Very steep for me (low level of fitness), but quick enough. Good views, bit hazy due to back burning, but still a nice little hike.

TJ on 9 Aug, 2017

Fairly pleasant walk. A couple of steeper trail sections but nothing too strenuous. Views are OK but not spectacular, although you can see the CBD.

Marc Brownlie on 6 Aug, 2017

Nice walk. Nothing too spectacular though. Good to get the heart pumping. Views are limited from the top.

Ashwin on 4 Aug, 2017

beautiful native bush, view is a bit blocked at the top by tall trees, but still worth the walk

jearlybird on 19 Jun, 2017

The hike to Goolman Lookout was pleasant and not at all difficult. The trail was wide and accessible, with some steep sections but no climbing or scrambling required.

I walked back via the ‘Rocky Knoll’ Lookout which, true to its name, was a rocky knoll which you can only access by climbing over a barbed-wire fence 😳

Read more with photos here: https://juiced.blog/2017/01/22/goolman-lookout-rocky-knoll/

Juiced Pixels on 22 Jan, 2017

This hike was suprisingly easy besides the heat, recommended for anyone who wants to go on an easy lookout hike however ensure they day is clear so you can see out to sea

Matt on 17 Jan, 2017

Very steep climb up, Took my breath away. Can't see much of the view from the top because of trees but nice enough to sit in the cool breeze. Enjoyable walk just difficult enough that you should feel it the next day I expect.

Jodie on 14 Aug, 2016

I have done this walk several times as I live close by. It's a very special walk when the wattle is in flower. Going to the top is breathtaking (both during the climb and when enjoying the view). You can also do parts of the walk if you're not up to the whole lot. Lovely picnic ground at the start.

Grace on 25 Jan, 2016

Me and my partner did this walk just 2 weeks before I gave birth to my baby boy haha. It is a rather hard climb at some points especially if you are not fit. However, what a wonderful way to get out and see your surrounds. Beautiful view. We made an afternoon trip so we got to see the sunset - stunning!

Raerae on 30 Aug, 2015

Nice walk, a bit steep in some sections but ok. Great view at the top

rob.bushman on 6 Jan, 2013


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