Ipswich

Summary

Ipswich has several Conservation Estates and Bushland Reserves run by the local council that are part of the Trails of Ipswich walks.
White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate
Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate
Denmark Hill Conservation Park
Purga Nature Reserve
Haigh Street Quarry Bushalnd Reserve

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

Access

How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?

Maps

Which maps cover the region?

Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

Other

Contact details

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Walks in Ipswich

Medium
200 m
30 mins

Bluff Lookout Circuit (White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)

A short walk to a lookout on a sandstone bluff. Tree top views over Six Mile Creek and the conservation area.

Medium
200 m
1 hr

Little White Rock Lookout Circuit Track (White Rock Conservation Estate)

Take a detour from the Little White Rock Track along
a moderate level track for a view over the forest at the
lookout.

Medium
600 m
30 mins

Little White Rock Track

Moderate level track suitable for average fitness levels.
Pass along the base of a rocky ridge where you will see
caves and relics of a World War 2 training bunker. The
spotted gum forest supports a local koala population.

Easy
7 km return
2 hrs

Pine Hill

An easy walk through the bushland around the southern end of Lake Wivenhoe to the high point on Pine Hill. The eucalyptus trees look very young, so I can only suppose that this will get better with age.

Very Easy
300 m
30 mins

Six Mile Creek Boardwalk

Wander along the boardwalk in the cool shade of the Blue Gum forest. Keep an eye out for a koala resting in a large gum, scratches and droppings at the base of the tree will point you in the right direction. Access can be had to Bluff Lookout from the boardwalk

Medium
1.4 km
1 hr

Six Mile Creek Track (White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Park

A moderate level trail that leads you into a world of
large swamp box and blue gums, and if you are lucky
enough, you may even see a shy lace monitor. Cool
down as you cross Six Mile Creek and inspect a number
of revegetation areas Council has been working to
restore.

Medium
6.5 km
2 hrs

White Rock Multi-User Trail

A moderate level track with some rough surfaces and
steep inclines.
Leading to the base of the culturally significant White
Rock this trail goes through a mix of vegetation types and
scenery from riparian to open eucalypt forest and rocky
ridges. Climb the stairs to gain views to Spring Mountain
and the surrounding area. Access to the top of White
Rock is not allowed.

Medium
6 km
2 hrs

White Rock Ridge Hike

A challenging steep track with limited signage recommended for experienced walkers with navigational skills and high fitness levels. This track climbs up onto (and follows) the rocky ridge with great views of the region. Caves and cliffs provide refuge for abundant wildlife including peregrine falcons, wedge-tailed eagles and wallabies.

Very Easy
3.8 km one-way
90 mins

Wulkuraka Station to Diamantina Boulevard - Part of BVRT

This first part of the BVRT (Brisbane Valley Rail Trail) is only 3.8kms of very easy walking along paved pathways between residential and bushland. As the name suggests this is along the old Brisbane Valley Railway, the whole trail is approximately 161kms finishing in Yarraman.

Hard
19 km
10 hrs

Yuddamun Trail

The Yuddamun Trail contains some steep inclines and
rough surfaces. It crosses the northern section of the
estate giving spectacular glimpses of Ipswich, Brisbane
City and towards Moreton Bay.
If you are planning to go for a leisurely mountain bike
ride or hike, then access this trail from the Paperbark
Flats Picnic Area car park. Horse riders can access the
trail from the recently constructed facilities as you
immediately enter the estate.
A horse float parking area, hitching rails, water trough
and picnic table will support all your riding needs.
Please note that water for horses is only available
within the Horse Float Parking Area. Prior to your
ride please ensure you read and follow Council’s Trails
Guidelines