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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Cafe, gardens, playground and animal area.
Queens park has variety of areas for myself, daughters and grandchildren to enjoy. There is a cafe with a large seating area, lovely gardens such as a Japanese one, plenty of play equipment and an... more »
queens park ipswich
outstanding venue, most uderrated park in ipswich fantastic kiosk, good meals a littel over priced to my mindbut that is my opinion only, the Japanesse gardens are delight to beholdannd all else... more »
A Good place for family
A Lovely park with a little zoo. A very busy restaurant to keep the family fed. The setting of the park was lovely, suitable for kids parties, family walk. more »
lovely place to take the family
decided to explore my new surroundings and came across this park. it is well worth the visit and dont forget to take a picnic so you can sit on the lawns and enjoy the sun and the surrounding... more »
A pleasant afternoon with grandkids
We spent an entire afternoon walking around the animal enclosures and were pleasantly surprised with the variety and the conditions of the animals themselves. Plus it is free, although there is a... more »
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