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 area’s fascinating 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


Mar 2020

nice trails

nice walking trails near river banks, much greenery, much missing connection to other-side of the river, may be some information how to reach and cross the bridge will be useful, spent almost an hour... more »

Francis D

Mar 2019

Pathetic stinking foul Bremer River

This place is guaranteed to give you a coffin just smelling the foul river. There is a River Fire FESTIVAL next week... OLOLOL i will not hire a helicopter to view it. It will be too close to the... more »


Feb 2019

Perfect place for a picnic

Our friends took us here for a family picnic, one warm February evening. It is a beautiful park and waterway, and we saw lots of local birds including pelicans and ibis. There are multiple covered... more »


Jan 2019

Great spot for a walk

Nice place for a walk beside the river. Park was nice too. Loads of feral kids at the park but I guess it is a popular place. more »


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 »