Ipswich to Brisbane with Kids – 5 Hidden Gems for Families in the Ipswich Corridor
There are some great places for families on the drive from Ipswich to Brisbane, and it’s not just all about parks either, there are drive-in movies included!
Ipswich Art Gallery
There is almost always a wonderful children’s exhibition on at the Ipswich Art Gallery, not just to look at, but where families can create, experience, touch, play and listen. Find out What’s On at the Ipswich Art Gallery now by clicking here.
Tivoli Drive in Theatre, Tivoli
There’s nothing quite like going to the drive-in to see a movie. Pack a picnic, pillows, blankets and chairs and make your way to the Tivoli Drive in Theatre. Two recent release family movies are only $10 per car! Open every Saturday night, market stalls and fun starts at 4 pm. There’s also a café on site. Click here
Robelle Domain, Springfield Central
If you’re looking for a family fun day out, Robelle Domain has everything. There is 5km worth of bike tracks, an aquativity park where you can have a 7000 litre bucket of water poured on you. How refreshing! There are plenty of picnic tables spotted around the park to enjoy a picnic lunch or barbecue or if you’d prefer not to worry about food preparation, Robelle Café is on site offering a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. If you’re keen for a swim in a deeper pool, the Orion Lagoon is just next door.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket
Keen to hug a koala? Well, you certainly have the opportunity to do this on your drive from Ipswich to Brisbane at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Lone Pine was the world’s first koala sanctuary starting with only 2 koalas! Today there’s more than 130 of these gorgeous creatures. It’s not just koalas you’ll be able to appreciate amongst the riverside bushland, a variety of Australian animals call the sanctuary home including the kangaroo, cassowary, wombat, Tassie devil, dingo, lorikeet and platypus. Read our review of Lone Pine Sanctuary here.
Find out how to get discounted entry every day to Lone Pine – click here.
Hide ‘n’ Seek Children’s Trail, Mt. Cootha Botanical Gardens
Who doesn’t love a game of hide ‘n’ seek? At Mt. Cootha Botanical Gardens they’ve created somewhat of a mystery tour amongst the shady Exotic Rainforest section of the gardens. On the walk, there are 17 marked objects for you to find along the way. You’ll need to look up, look down and look sideways so you don’t miss one. Pick up a brochure for the walk at the information desk near the Planetarium and don’t forget to take a pen or pencil so you can work through your checklist and do a fun quiz at the end of the adventure. Click here.
These 5 hidden gems found on your drive between Ipswich to Brisbane sound like a whole lot of fun, right? Make sure you add them to your family’s bucket list because they make for a great family day out!