20 Bremer Street‚ Ipswich City

The Bremer River is at the heart of Ipswich, so the fantastic River Heart Parklands on its banks are aptly named. Here you'll find wheelchair and pram-friendly boardwalks of 1.2 kilometres which extend from the old rail bridge and Bradfield Pedestrian Bridge (which leads across the river to popular Riverlink shopping centre), through to the aquativity section known as Bob Gamble Park.

Enjoy the river breezes as you stroll through a mini rainforest, and past a cascading waterfall and sculpture pond. You can learn about the fascinating area's history courtesy of the information plaques, for instance Ipswich was going to be the original state capital but because of the river not being deep or wide enough for large ships, the mantle was taken by nearby Brisbane. As a testament to this, old sandstone blocks in a retaining wall are thought to be associated with a wharf owned by the Australasian Steam Navigation Company.

At night, the river comes alive in a magical way with mesmerising laser projections of mystical creatures Ippy, Limey and Stoney. There are viewing platforms and plenty of car parking onsite. River Heart Parklands is definitely a must-see if you're in Ipswich.

  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Jul 2018

Beautiful spot

Always a nice spot for a walk your dog is also welcome,nice river views too. No cafe so take your own food and drink. BBQs and toilets onsite. more »

Tanya T

Jun 2018

Great place to walk the dog or catch a Pokemon

My partner and I went for a walk along the River Heart Parklands with our dog. Yes the river is brown, not much you can do about that. The area was nicely landscaped with interesting art... more »


Dec 2017

Lovely peaceful walk

Great addition to the city's culture and peacefulness and to be that close to the water is nice great part of Ipswich more »


Jan 2017

Nice try no cigar

The idea of a walkway along the river is brilliant, unfortunately the river is a bad shade of brown. It looks as if someone had a good idea but not enough money; every time it floods, the park goes... more »


Mar 2017

Not bad

Walkway well kept, water / park area is popular with families, clean bathroom facilities, just don't look at the muddy river. more »