Ipswich Nature Centre in Ipswich's historical Queens Park offers a magical opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife. For 80 years, locals and visitors have been able to see animals on this site, and the twenty-first century version is up there with the best of wildlife refuges. And to make the cute and furry animals feel as at home as possible, there are lush landscaped gardens and exhibits that have been recreated to represent local bushland and flora communities.
A handsome rotunda built in 1891 is the entrance to the Centre, which asks for a donation of a gold coin as entry fee to help with the upkeep of the animals. From there, you stroll on shady walkways and enjoy the cute native residents such as wombats, wallabies, emus, quolls, and a nocturnal bilby exhibit. A vibrant rainforest bird aviary is alive with colour and sound, and youngsters will have a ball in the barn which has calves, lambs, pigs and guinea pigs.
Open six days a week and near the Japanese Nerima Gardens within Queens Park, the Ipswich Nature Centre is perfect family-friendly fun.
Ipswich Nature Centre
Ipswich Nature Centre
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went with my great grand children and was amaized at the amount of interesting things that was there
lots of native animals and snakes and lots of beautiful attractions ideal for children and adults to visit .loved it along with my 6 great grand children more »
Not a bad day
Took the family for a BBQ n our son to play on the swings and slides unfortunately the bbqs wore filthy and the whole park itself was disgusting full of rubbish on the day we went. Other then that... more »
BBQ, cafe flying fox climbing frames,lodes of activities for kids ,has its own zoo,gardens,
Go there often love the zoo part the grandkids love it flying fox, every thing is good,the little cafe has everything you need and not to expensive like a lot of other places. more »
My son lives in Ipswich and we have been to Queens park quite a number of times, it is a great place for families, as there is quite a variety of things to see and do, all for nothing. more »
The hidden gem of Ipswich
With plenty of space to park and animals to look around at in the nature centre, Queens Park really is the hidden gem of Ipswich. With animals ranging from rare bilbies to Australia's iconic... more »
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