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


Any interesting history for the region?


What are the standout bushwalking features?


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


Which maps cover the region?


Where can I stay there? or near there?



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Walks in Ipswich

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.

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

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.

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

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

10 km return
2.5 hrs

Spring Mountain

Spring mountain from Angelica St, Springfield Lakes.

6.5 km
2 hrs

White Rock Multi-User Trail

A level track with some rough surfaces and stairs at the end.

Leading to the base of the culturally significant White Rock this trail goes through a mix of vegetation types and sceneries 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. Please respect the original Ugarapul custodians of the land.

6.5 km
2 hrs

White Rock Ridge Hike

This is a moderate walk, with slight rock climbing and limited signing. The wildlife is abundant and the scenery beautiful with large rocks and caves to explore. Take plenty of water.

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.