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Recreation

Ipswich boasts over 6,000 hectares of beautiful bushland earmarked for a wide range of recreation activities. Whether you're a local or just visiting for the day, the Ipswich region has a wide variety of fantastic outdoor spaces and environments in which to enjoy a range of recreational activities. From relaxed, gentle options to adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping adventures - you’ll find your perfect activity match right here in Ipswich. Click on the activity icons below to learn more about each activity.

  • Birdwatching
  • camping
  • canoeing-kayaking
  • Fishing
  • horse-riding
  • mountain-biking
  • orienteering
  • walking-hiking

Ipswich Nature and Recreation Map

Click on the activity icons on the interactive map to view spots suited to each activity. Click on the park or reserve name popup to view more detailed information about and directions to each place.

With over 550 different parks and reserves in Ipswich, there is an extensive range to suit the diverse recreational needs within our community. Find the perfect spot for your activity via our parks search tool. Download our Parks and Reserves Guide for an overview of the beautiful spaces in offer on Ipswich. Please note that certain parks require permits and licenses.

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