10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

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.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Jan 2019

great day out

Great family dayout. Take a stroll through the animal park, Then after stroll through the gardens very well maintained and clean. Take a picnic lunch and eat in the park. more »


Aug 2018

Fabulous and Free

There are so many Aussie animals. We took our overseas visitors this time but I use to take the kids when they were young. Our visitors loved how close you could get to the animals as well as the... more »

Sue B

Jan 2019

Wonderful spot to relax

This park is a beautiful haven in the city. The area around the Bush Chapel (just uphill from the cafe) is a lovely, peaceful and shaded spot to sit and read or to reflect and find peace of mind. The... more »


Jan 2019

Great for families

This is a great place to take the children - a walk around the park and kick the ball followed by lunch or ice cream at the cafe. All very pleasant and safe. more »


Jan 2018


This is lovely to walk around park, visit the animals where they have the Bilby to see . Then the Japanese gardens to stroll around more »