Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend with the family. Here are 5 ideas to get you out of the house and into discovering Ipswich, 5 ideas that won’t break your budget and offer something for everyone…
Visit the Ipswich Nature Centre
See wombats, wallabies, emus, quolls and even a nocturnal bilby exhibit.
Take a walk through the rainforest bird aviary and let the little ones enjoy the barn, home to dexter the bull, lambs, and goats. Ipswich Nature Centre is open six days a week (seven during school holidays) and is located within Queens Park situated on Milford Street Ipswich.
Admission is free, however a donation of a gold coin is greatly appreciated.
Take yourself on a street art tour
Explore the Ipswich Antique Centre
Browsing doesn’t cost a cent and that’s exactly what you’re welcomed to do at the Ipswich Antique Centre situated on 86 East Street, Ipswich Central.
The centre is home to an amazing collection of antiques and collectables including Australian, Country and English furniture, beds, Australian pottery, jewellery, vintage clothes, movie memorabilia plus a specialised Retro Room.
Open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Go hike White Rock – Spring Mountain
Located in the White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation estate, are a range of great adventure walks for the whole family from an easy 200-metre walk to the challenging 19-kilometre round trip trail.
The 6.5km return hike takes up to 3 hours and you can expect great views, lots of wildlife and a variety of tracks and terrain. Check out a map of the region here.
*This Estate remains sacred to the Traditional Owners of Ipswich. Some of the Cultural Landscapes within this estate include White Rock, the caves and outcrop overhangs. These sacred sites are very important to the Traditional Owners as they provide a link between Country and personal identity and allow the passing on of cultural knowledge. As per Cultural Protocol the Traditional Owners have requested no one climbs White Rock.