Flinder’s Peak Circuit - approach from South

Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate

A different way to get to Flinder’s Peak - follows fire trails East of the summit then approaches from South and South West - joining the trourist trail just before the chimney up to the summit. Back down the chimney and follow the standard tourist trail down to the carpark.

Picnic Facilities
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Flinder’s plum picnic area 


Wikiloc https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/flinders-peak-circuit-hike-28270988 (Flinders Peak Circuit Hike)

Route/Trail notes

See wikiloc but basically follow fire trails along sandy creek track and keep going until you get to the south of the mountain and start going up. There’s a surprisly easy to follow track  



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What an amazing experience. I loved every second of this climb up and down. I don't particularly agree with the level 5 rating. Definitely a 4.

Tess on 26 Nov, 2020

Fun walk, good effort, and fun but tight rock scramble. Very busy trail though

Kieran Wiggins on 10 Sep, 2020

Absolutely beautiful day for walking. Sun on our back and nice crisp breeze at most parts of the track. The car park was full and parking was a fair way away from the start of the walk. Lots and lots of people doing the walk, but still enjoyable. This is quite a challenging walk in that it never lets up with the climbing, and really gets your heart pounding.

Brian on 13 Jun, 2020

Just tackled this walk today, i actually found it easier than the normal way. Definitely longer. But most of the climb is done via the fire trails so it's a much slower ascent. Went with a mate of mine and had a brilliant day!

You start from the Sandy creek trail and follow that for a while, about 5.7 km give or take a few hundred metres, then you trek up a much narrower trail where you get to try out your rock hopping skills for a little bit, then to the top of the adjacent peak to Flinders. you will then go along a very narrow dirt trail along a slope, and then reach a section where you will have to do some good old fashioned scrambling. The ground can be quite soft and will give away under foot, eventually you will come to the rock scrambling part that is on the main trail, then it's business as usual from there.

You could go back the way you came, and it would end up being around 16-17km all up, or take the quick way down via the normal trail. Make sure you take water and wear sturdy grippy shoes.

Nittus on 7 Jun, 2020

Too much dirt road for my liking. The scrambling to the top is nice and shaded. Took under 4 hours.

Rod Hewins on 17 May, 2020

Wonderful adventure, peace and quiet - good for the soul :)

Aggy on 29 Sep, 2019

Fun walk with a meetup group. Nice to approach a different way.

Juiced Pixels on 4 Nov, 2018

Very steep climb for us, as we were new to walking back then.
Must leave early for this one to take it all in appreciate the magnifacent views.

Sandra on Aug, 2018

Always a favourite great to walk it with a group make sure you have plenty of water as there is no where to refill. The rock scramble provides plenty of great views but you may need to channel a bit of a mountain goat as you scramble across!

Juanita on 28 Jul, 2018

Always a great mountain to climb and the view each time gets better and better. Not for the faint hearted as the rock scramble across the top is one to be careful of. Make sure you have plenty of water and sunscreen!

Steve on 28 Jul, 2018

Training for Kokoda in September this is one of the best trails for preparation!

Juanita on 21 Jul, 2018

Always a good hike and one that tests your stamina and endurance at times.

Steve on 23 Jun, 2018

Really enjoyable walk with one particularly fun scrambling section. Great views from the top, however the communication facilities built up their take away from the natural feel quite a bit.

Tim on 19 Sep, 2016


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