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Chalk Circuit
0.16 Hour 10 Minutes / 0.56 Kilometres



Description

The Chalk Circuit trail forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Hardings Paddock Picnic Area off Carmichael's Road in Purga, just South of Ipswich. Visitors to the Estate can take in the natural wonders of the area through a range of recreational activities including hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding. The conservation estate is over 1900 hectares in area supporting extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, and Mounts Blain, Catherine and Goolman. The Estate is an important wildlife refuge supporting 136 bird, 25 mammal, 13 reptile and 8 amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species.

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Encompassing the Picnic and Bush Tucker areas, the Chalk Circuit trail is flat and easily accessible for all levels of fitness. Along the trail learn about various bush tucker plants through interpretive signage from both an Indigenous and European perspective.

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Chalk Circuit
Chalk Circuit


Journey Details

Duration0.16 Hour 10 MinutesItinerary TypeLand
Distance0.56 KilometresItinerary RouteReturn
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Suitable for families with young children

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Chalk Circuit Full Itinerary

Chalk Circuit

The Chalk Circuit trail forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Hardings Paddock Picnic Area off Carmichael's Road in Purga, just South of Ipswich. Visitors to the Estate can take in the natural wonders of the area through a range of recreational activities including hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding. The conservation estate is over 1900 hectares in area supporting extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, and Mounts Blain, Catherine and Goolman. The Estate is an important wildlife refuge supporting 136 bird, 25 mammal, 13 reptile and 8 amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species.

Encompassing the Picnic and Bush Tucker areas, the Chalk Circuit trail is flat and easily accessible for all levels of fitness. Along the trail learn about various bush tucker plants through interpretive signage from both an Indigenous and European perspective.


Route Details

Duration: 10 Mins
Distance: 560 Metres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Return

Experiences
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 2



Other Information


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