Take the kids for a early-evening magical mystical adventure in Ipswich.
There’s a rumour you can spy your very own Loch Ness Monster, right here in the Ipswich CBD.
Pop on your Sherlock Holmes hat and coat, and get ready to solve the mystery. Look the part with an old-school spyglass or binoculars. (You might need them!)
Mysterious Creatures at Riverheart Parklands
Start your mission to find the mysterious creatures of Bremer river by driving to Riverheart Parklands in Lismore.
Park in the Ipswich Council carpark on Elizabeth street (the rail bridge end).
Wander down the pram-friendly boardwalk (it’s 1.2 kilometres long from start to finish) and look for the white signs “The Mysterious Creatures of the Bremer” along the waterfront section.
I have it on good authority that these mysterious creatures in the Bremer River do make an appearance every five minutes or so from 6.30pm to 10pm daily, so there’s a good chance you and your kids can spot them too.
Look out for vague neon-yellow laser shadows. Blink and you’ll miss them the first time. But once you know what you are looking for, they are easy to spot.
Ippy, Limey and Stoney might be mysterious, but luckily for the kids, they are predictable!
Boardwalk image courtesy of Google Maps
More Activities in Ipswich for Kids
The Riverheart Parklands boardwalk along the Bremer River starts from the old rail bridge and Bradfield Pedestrian Bridge.
If you park here, you can wander and stroll the whole way to the Bob Gamble Park aquativity park. (You can park on the street next to it if the walk is daunting).
The Bob Gamble Park playground has an epic water play area, plus LOTS of play equipment for all ages, AND a free Discovery Forest with nature play equipment right next door.
The Inside Scoop
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Address: Entry via Elizabeth & Bremer Streets Council Carpark, Ipswich
Website: Click here
Opening Hours: 6.30pm to 10pm
Entry Fees: Free entry
How to get there:
- By Bus: Daily bus connections are available from the Brisbane Transit Centre in Brisbane. For more information contact the centre on 3236 2020.
- By Car: The Ipswich Motorway links Ipswich to Brisbane. (approx 40 minutes). The Logan Motorway links Ipswich to the Gold Coast and Pacific Highway from New South Wales, along with the Gateway Motorway from Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast.
- By Train: The Brisbane Citytrain network provides regular connections from Ipswich to Brisbane and connections to the Gold and Sunshine Coast rail lines.
Parking: Free street parking
Nearest takeaway coffee and/or food options: BYO snacks and drinks.
Toilets: Yes, including baby change table, at start of walk
Disability access: Yes
Enclosed: Yes, fenced
Mysterious Creatures in the Bremer River at Riverheart Parklands was last reviewed in October 2018.
Toadstool Rating – Riverheart Parklands
It’s a fun experience for kids 5-10. Will probably go over the heads of younger kids, and older kids will likely poo poo it.
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