Kholo Gardens (Multiple Tracks)

Queensland

A picturesque retreat into nature seven kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District is the peaceful Kholo Gardens at Pine Mountain. It’s an unexpected delight to explore with its lush gardens, crystal clear lily pond, bush walks and open spaces. Giant Kauri trees and Hoop Pines planted by early settlers, rare birds and plants, and the nearby Brisbane River all make this a special place to spend some time. It’s also a sacred site for the indigenous Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People.

At this subtropical haven, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the 400 metre walk through Tree Fern Lane under a natural rainforest canopy. The more energetic can try the steeper 800 metre Coal Creek Walk – aptly named seeing as the earliest recordings of coal in the area were made here in 1825.

Formerly the site of a water pumping station, Kholo Gardens has an historic well onsite as well as a charming little old church, relocated here in 1990 from Redbank. With that and a stunningly restored Queenslander nearby, you can see why this is a popular venue for weddings and other functions. There are also barbecues, picnic tables and public toilets.

Getting there

Drive to Riverside Dr, Muirlea QLD.  The garden entrance is well signe.

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Route/Trail notes

There are a few short walks to choose from.  There is plenty of signage.  All accessible from the carpark.

Bush Tucker Trail 660m (return)
Brisbane River Trail 610m (return)
Tree Fern Lane 320m (return)
Coal Creek Walk 760m (return)
Palm Grove Circuit 455m (return)

Permits/Costs

NIL

Other References

http://www.discoveripswich.com.au/attraction/kholo-gardens/

http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/about_ipswich/parks_reserves_precincts/parks_search/kholo-gardens

http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/25702/kholo_gardens_brochure_v2.0.pdf

Comments

Lovely peaceful and secret gardens. Had the place to ourselves other than the gardeners. Nothing too strenuous just a stroll in the park

ozsailor on 27 Jan, 2018

More of a meander than a hike , great location with streams , Forrest and open areas , I can see this being very popular for BBQs on weekends , ideal for family's or some quiet time exploring the area, the signs and tracks are not clearly defined , but wandering around for a hour you can pretty much work it out and see all areas , and some great views of the river

Power pole Pete on 15 Jun, 2017

Great set of easy to walk trails. My favorite was the path that followed the little stream. Lots of curious bearded water dragons about too.

Steve F on 13 Nov, 2016

Nice set of easy walks. Got them all done in an hour. Good facilities.

rob.bushman on 20 Mar, 2016

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