Entry is from Hardings Paddock Picnic Grounds -

A moderate level hike through eucalypt woodlands to
Rocky Knoll lookout. Glimpses of the scenic rim and the
surrounding Ipswich area are provided along the way.

Picnic Facilities
Navigation Required
No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Total Climb

Getting there

Travel along Ipswich0Boonah Rd (off Cunningham Hwy) to Carmichaels Rd



Route/Trail notes

If you’d like to avoid the initial steep climb, walking the Gamlen track first,  turning right at the end will bring you to the lookout.


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

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GPS Tracks

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Tough but worth it.

Suzanne on 28 Jul, 2019

Decent ascent, iPhone says it was a 28 floor gain from car park to rocky knoll (1.2km). The views along the way are good - much better than the top, I made the mistake of bribing the kids with ‘wait till we get to the top’ to find it was fairly unceremonial arrival. As the name suggests, there are a few rocks at a slightly higher place.
We returned via Gamlen circuit which made it much more interesting.

Brandwagon on 8 Jul, 2018

Not much of a lookout from the top, I had a better view from the bottom actually because there were gaps to see through the trees. Nice walk, decent amount of shade even in the afternoon.

TJ on 9 Aug, 2017

The hike to Goolman Lookout was pleasant and not at all difficult. The trail was wide and accessible, with some steep sections but no climbing or scrambling required.

I walked back via the ‘Rocky Knoll’ Lookout which, true to its name, was a rocky knoll which you can only access by climbing over a barbed-wire fence 😳

Read more with photos here: https://juiced.blog/2017/01/22/goolman-lookout-rocky-knoll/

Juiced Pixels on 22 Jan, 2017

Nice walk but the signage is poor. There are multiple junctions without signs, missed the Rocky Knoll Lookout :-( I did see the Mt Goolam which made up for it.

rob.bushman on 6 Jan, 2013


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