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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We took our grandson here merely for the fact it was free as opposed to the high prices of other places. It is a great spot with animals fenced off to see. The japanes gardens and park is a great... more »
Nice day out and about
If you live in the Ipswich area and haven’t been to queens park for a while thEn make sure you take the whole family for a nice picnic or even a jog around the parks. more »
Has absolutely everything for a family day out
I have only been in the area for a day and I am constantly being surprised with what Ipswich has to offer. This immaculately maintained park has a wonderful play area for the young kids, barbeques... more »
Wow, what a great place to visit!
We went for the first time with two of the grandkids - they absolutely loved the wildlife area, and none of us could believe it was free! Then we tried out the restaurant, also very good and great... more »
Nice park for all the family.
Queens Park, while not a very large park by municipal standards, has everything to provide a nice day out for all the family. It has a nice cafe, a well kept Japanese Gardens, animal park, kids... more »
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