For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.
As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.
The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.
Queens Park In Ipswich
Queens Park In Ipswich
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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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