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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What a fun park!
A cafe, a zoo, a cultural garden, a lookout and beautifully kept grounds and play equipment are what you’ll find at Queens Park!We took our nieces (6 & 8) to the Queens Park for a picnic and play... more »
Went to the spot during the annual flower show it was a great day so many beautiful flowers and family friendly things to do. more »
A lovely place to spend an afternoon
A beautiful park with lots of things to do for families and solo persons alike. With a lovely animal enclosure and lots of room to run play and stretch your legs. I would highly recommend this park. more »
Brilliant day out!
Brought students here on an excursion and we had the most fabulous day. They loved the zoo and the playground. more »
Awsome venue, yet basic cuisine
Set in the large and expansive Queens Park precinct, this large cafe/restaurant/function facility offers nice, yet reasonably basic choices in its selection of foods. more »
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