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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Harding's Paddock, QLD.

Harding's Paddock Picnic Area
Harding's Paddock Picnic Area and Harding's Paddock Campground form part of the Flinders - Goolman Conservation Estate and are managed by the City of Ipswich. The picnic area is a huge grassy area containing a lagoon and several sheltered picnic tables with electric BBQ's.

One of several picnic shelters.
The campground is gated and you will receive a code for the gate when you make your booking. There are eight sites, each with a parking area big enough for a caravan or motorhome and a picnic table with a grassy area at the back for tents. This design may not be suitable for some camper trailers. Fires aren't permitted at the camp sites but there is a large communal fire ring between the campground and the camp kitchen. There is also an adjoining horse holding yard so although this is usually a quiet campground it can become very busy if a group activity is booked in.

Example of an individual site: parking area in the front and a table and tent area at the back.
There is a central grassy area behind the sites for tents.
In a separate area, there is a large camp kitchen, toilets, fire ring and shower cubicles (BYO shower bag).

Camp Kitchen with toilet block in the background.
Several walks of varying difficulty leave from the picnic area. Flinder's Plum Picnic Area is about 18 km away (by car) and also has some walking trails in the conservation estate.

Details for Harding's Paddock Campground:
Where: About 55 km south-west of Brisbane or 40 km north of Boonah. The picnic and camping areas are at the end of Carmichaels Road (not Ellison Road as stated by Google Maps).
Access: Carmichaels Road is a 2WD unsealed road with some pot holes.
Sites: 8 individual numbered sites. Suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes. 
Bookings and Fees: or phone 07 3281 0555   $12 per site per night.
Facilities: Gated campground. Tables in each campsite. Communal Camp Kitchen (with water, sink, tables and BBQ's), fire ring (BYO wood), toilets, shower cubicles (BYO Bag). Horse Yard with water. Walks.
Prohibited: Pets. Fires at camp sites. Collecting wood.
Caution: The Ipswich area can become very hot and there isn't much shade in the campground.

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