Ipswich Nature Centre in Ipswich's historical Queens Park offers a magical opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife. For 80 years, locals and visitors have been able to see animals on this site, and the twenty-first century version is up there with the best of wildlife refuges. And to make the cute and furry animals feel as at home as possible, there are lush landscaped gardens and exhibits that have been recreated to represent local bushland and flora communities.
A handsome rotunda built in 1891 is the entrance to the Centre, which asks for a donation of a gold coin as entry fee to help with the upkeep of the animals. From there, you stroll on shady walkways and enjoy the cute native residents such as wombats, wallabies, emus, quolls, and a nocturnal bilby exhibit. A vibrant rainforest bird aviary is alive with colour and sound, and youngsters will have a ball in the barn which has calves, lambs, pigs and guinea pigs.
Open six days a week and near the Japanese Nerima Gardens within Queens Park, the Ipswich Nature Centre is perfect family-friendly fun. Open seven days a week during School holidays.
Ipswich Nature Centre
Ipswich Nature Centre
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A wonderful park
Possibly one of the best parks in Qld. A great place to visit in the school holidays. We visited with grandchildren aged 4 and 6. A wonderful variety of play equipment as well as water play. more »
Plan for a whole day in sunny weather!
Heaps to do. Enough for a whole day, take a picnic or bbq ingredients! The animal park is great, the Japanese gardens okay, the play ground brilliant and the "Knoll" - sort of a pyramid is... more »
Came here with a girlfriend and a guy friend to get out of the house and have a bit of fun, completely and utterly behaving, when then a man who had locked the toilet facilities and the flying fox... more »
A great place to go if your looking for something to do with the kids and it’s free take a picnic and relax my kids love going there for a play and to have a look at the animals. more »
place to visit
Lovely Park with animals and a Japanese Garden.. There is something for all ages. Ipswich a lovely City with many attractions. Queens Park is a very friendly attraction. If you are reasonably fit, is... more »
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