Queens Park is rated as one of the best local experiences in Ipswich and it’s a good time to see why.
It has a little bit of old world charm, that heritage feeling which you find in Ipswich and in other places of South East Queensland.
Established, shady trees provide a fantastic cool atmosphere even in the warmer months and monuments erected from as early as 1864 provide a sense of history and some great old stories to discover.
One of the main draws of the park is for families with kids who love to play. A fantastic playground is situated in a green expanse and is modelled on the city’s coal mining history.
It has an impressive design featuring lots of fun playground goodies such as flying foxes, a fixed model train, Liberty Swing for those in wheelchairs to enjoy and water pumps to cool off.
Enjoy a light meal at the Queens Park Cafe and then set off to explore the Ipswich Nature Centre where you can view cute furry native animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls.
The Environmental Education Centre is another great place to explore with the family.
The heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre is home to the Ipswich Little Theatre is also nearby, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin this great attraction hosts a range of community productions.
If you’d just like somewhere to relax and explore, the relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens provide a tranquil atmosphere whether you want to meditate or explore the lush manicured gardens.