Goleby Avenue, Queens Park‚ Ipswich

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, all school holiday sessions and tours have been suspened until further notice.  We alpologise for any inconvenience caused.  Guests who have booked into the April School Holiday sessions will receive a full refund.

Please be advised that the Ipswich Nature Centre and the Nature Education Centre will also be closed from Monday 30 March until Sunday 31 May 2020.  We apologise for any inconcenience caused.


Enjoy an up close and personal encounter with the animals at the Ipswich Nature Centre in this special VIP guided walking tour.

Learn about the important work the Centre continues to do to support the Bilbies; discover what goes into caring for local wildlife; meet lovable barnyard animals; help the keepers with their feedings; and get to know all the local residents of the Ipswich Nature Centre by name.

Have a group of 8 or more people? Contact us directly to book your special VIP tour for birthdays, school groups and clubs.

Sessions available for groups of 8 or more - you must have minimum 8 people to book these sessions with at least 7 days notice required.

All tours will meet at the entry gates to Ipswich Nature Centre, 15 minutes prior to start of session times.  Group limits apply per session.

Please bring a water bottle, hat and wear comfortable walking shoes.

When: This tour option is available on specified dates when the Ipswich Nature Centre is open to the public. Generally closed Mondays. Open school holidays.

June / July School Holiday sessions are now open for bookings.  Select your preferred date and time from the following sessions:

Mondays 29 June and 6 July: 9am or 11am sessions available
Wednesdays 1 and 8 July: 9am or 11am available
Fridays 3 and 10 July: 9am or 11am available

Duration: 1.5 hours

Where: Meet your tour guide onsite at the entrance gates of Ipswich Nature Centre in Queens Park, Ipswich.

- Adults: $12
- Concession/Student: $10
- Child (under 12yrs): $8
- Family (2 Adults / 2 Children), (1 Adult / 3 Children): $30

Access: Wheelchair accessible with assistance required in some areas of the trail.

Cancellation Notice: Minimum 72 hours cancellation notice is required. Guest may transfer their ticket to another person if unable to attend.

- Family: 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
- Child is classified as 5 years to 12 years old.
- Concession: is classified as students, pensioners and other government recognised concession card holders
- Infant: This tour does not cater for infants, however, infants may attend free of charge when accompanied by an adult or carer. Infants are classified as 0 up to 4 years old.
- Observer: Companion card holders are welcome with free entry for carers.  Limited availability per session.  Please contact the IVIC directly to book on (07) 3281 0555.

School groups are welcome to request the Animal Encounters tour, please contact the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre directly for school rates and available dates.

  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet

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