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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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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Refer my EveryTrail trip-


No permits or costs involved

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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

Unfortunate weather meant there were limited views, but made the walk less tiring.
Clockwise path from Harding's Paddock advised as the descent was tougher than the climb.

Peter Horler on 1 Oct, 2012

Lovely walk - nice view at the top. Took my partner and I about 50 minutes up and 35 minutes back. Had a couple of short rests up some of the steeper parts towards the end.

kyiee81 on 21 Jul, 2012

Well defined wide track that takes a steady climb to the top at the Goolmans lookout. Seat to stop and enjoy a break. Views of the Great dividing range and across to Brisbane. Moderate climb, but easily done with average fitness. Location of walk is well sign posted from main Ipswich/Boonah highway and plenty of parking at picnic grounds. There is to be a camping ground built too at some stage.

Rataholic on 26 May, 2012


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