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Queens Park

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Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
+61 7 3281 0555
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The council workers need a medal

What a wonderful place to take your family and friends of any age. The Japanese gardens are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nereda T
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Lots to see and play

A great spot to entertain the little ones. Nice walking tracks, Australian animals to find and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meeksy O
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One of the oldest parks in Queensland, Queens Park boasts enormous, shady trees dotted around the picturesque green expanse on the hill at the eastern entrance to the city. A perfect place to spread out the picnic rug, fire up the barbie and spend a pleasant few hours. If you're not such a BYO person, the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café offers everything for the hungry park-goer, including a special Kids' Menu. Next door to the Café, is the Environmental Education Centre with some fun interactive displays. Queens Park's playground was inspired by Ipswich's coal mining history, with an impressive design incorporating a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride, and water pumps. And if that's not enough, there are two more amazing, free attractions - the Japanese-themed Nerima Gardens, and the Ipswich Nature Centre which has been delighting visitors since 1936. Enter the Ipswich Nature Centre through the historical rotunda and be charmed by wallabies contentedly nibbling or dozing, and other native animals such as wombats, emus, bilbies and water birds in their authentic habitats. Then there's the barn where the younger ones won't be able to resist farm animals such as pigs, calves, guinea pigs and lambs. Nerima Gardens was designed in consultation with Ipswich's sister city in Japan. A model traditional Japanese tea house, constant sound of flowing water, winding paths and charming gardens make this a tranquil and calming space. A unique factor is that Australian native plants have been used, with some being indigenous to Ipswich.
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Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich, Queensland 4305, Australia
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+61 7 3281 0555
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"native animals"
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"all ages"
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"play equipment"
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"free zoo"
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"something for everyone"
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"animal nursery"
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"play ground"
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"wildlife area"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to take your family and friends of any age. The Japanese gardens are beautiful and the zoo is just amazing. You can take a picnic or visit the queens park cafe afterwards

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot to entertain the little ones. Nice walking tracks, Australian animals to find and a large playground. There's also a cafe if you feel like a coffee.

Thank Meeksy O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pack a picnic go see the animals make a donation and you won’t be disappointed. We made an early morning trip out of it and had a lovely time. My daughter loves animals at the moment so was perfect. Only reason it’s not a five...More

Thank Neat N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

animal enclosures area are interesting/good, playground for children is quite good café nearby has an open area for nice snacks and light meals that are of good fare

Thank Ralph W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this cafe on a number of occasions and it is family friendly, has staff that look after their clients and also has free wifi.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly one of the best parks in Qld. A great place to visit in the school holidays. We visited with grandchildren aged 4 and 6. A wonderful variety of play equipment as well as water play.

Thank LEO O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heaps to do. Enough for a whole day, take a picnic or bbq ingredients! The animal park is great, the Japanese gardens okay, the play ground brilliant and the "Knoll" - sort of a pyramid is weird and worth looking for.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a girlfriend and a guy friend to get out of the house and have a bit of fun, completely and utterly behaving, when then a man who had locked the toilet facilities and the flying fox swing approached us and said that...More

Thank Jess L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go if your looking for something to do with the kids and it’s free take a picnic and relax my kids love going there for a play and to have a look at the animals.

Thank SIoata
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Park with animals and a Japanese Garden.. There is something for all ages. Ipswich a lovely City with many attractions. Queens Park is a very friendly attraction. If you are reasonably fit, is within walking distance of the Ipswich Railway Station Carols in the...More

Thank Mitch1945
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Julie S
24 September 2017|
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Response from Charles N | Reviewed this property |
You need to get train to Ipswich and Uber or Taxi to park.
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Meli1989x
5 October 2015|
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Response from DiscoverIpswich | Property representative |
Hi Meli1989x, you are permitted to bring dogs into the general park area (including the playground) if the dog remains on a leash at all times and that your dog's droppings are collected and disposed of. Dogs are NOT... More
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janetbennis
7 September 2015|
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Response from DiscoverIpswich | Property representative |
Hi janetbennis, Queens Park is open today, but the Ipswich Nature Centre and Nerima Gardens, which are within the Park, are closed on Mondays. The main park area, including the playground, and the Queens Park Cafe are open... More
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