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Canoeing & Kayaking in Ipswich- see wildlife in its natural habitat
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If water-bound activity is your preference, try canoeing or kayaking along the Ipswich reaches of the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers. 

There are a couple of really great courses to take ... the first, a 15km journey, will see you launch in the lower Brisbane River from the Colleges Crossing site. Stop at the Venus Pools for a swim before heading on to Joseph Brady Park, Barellan Point at the junction of the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers.  The second is a longer course - 24km - on the Bremer River beginning at Shapcott Park in Sadliers Crossing and ending at Joseph Brady Park, Barellan Point.

Start either journey in the early morning and, paddling at a leisurely pace, reach your destination in time for a picnic lunch.  You'll see all sorts of plant and animal life enroute - The Easern Long-necked turtle and Platypus the most popular sightings. 

Launch your canoe from glorious Kholo Botanical Gardens (a real find) just 10 minutes out fof Ipswich Central.  Work off your picnic with a short paddle along the Brisbane River.  Less strenuous, but just as breath taking.

Contact the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre (07 3281 0555) for more information about canoeing in Ipswich or order a copy of our Ipswich Outdoor and Active brochure online from the REQUEST OUR BROCHURES section of this website.


Did you know… Denmark Hill Conservation Park contains a Triassic Park feature where you can explore the many fossils once found in the area.