The next school holiday sessions are open for bookings. Learn wonderful new facts about the animals and meet new furry and feathered friends on this special VIP walking tour. You may have walked through the centre a hundred times , but have you ever seen it like this? Join our friendly guides who will give you amazing insights into the Ipswich Nature Centre and its cute residents.
January 2021 school holiday sessions are open for bookings. Bookings open now!
This experience has been reviewed to comply with COVID-19 health advice, all school holiday sessions have undergone stringent safety checks and until further notice, animal petting and feeding will not be allowed* with limits to group numbers imposed. Book your school holiday session with assurance that your health and safety is our priority.
*This activity will be reviewed under each stage as restrictions continue to ease
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; meet the keepers doing their rounds; and get to know all the local residents of the Ipswich Nature Centre by name.
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.
School Holiday sessions are now open for bookings. Select your preferred date and time from the following sessions:
Monday 18 January: 9am and 11am sessions available
Wednesday 20 January: 9am and 11am sessions available
Friday 22 January: 9am and 11am sessions available
Duration: 1.5 hours
Where: Meet your tour guide onsite at the entrance gates of Ipswich Nature Centre in Queens Park, Ipswich. Do not go inside, your guide will be outside at the entrance.
– Adults: $15
– Concession/Student: $12
– Child (up to 12yrs): $10
– Family (2 Adults / 2 Children), (1 Adult / 3 Children): $40
Not sure what date you want to go or looking for the perfect gift experience? Select a GIFT VOUCHER which is valid for up to 24 months. Simply redeem through the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre to book into a suitable date when you’re ready to book!
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 and social groups are welcome to request the Animal Encounters tour, please contact the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre directly for school rates and available dates.