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Ipswich's Unique walks

Ipswich is home to an interesting and diverse array of bush, garden and city walks that are well worth checking out, all of them less than an hour's drive from Brisbane CBD.

From lakeside sculpture walks to castle ruins, Japanese gardens and a Jurassic forest with mine relics, here are eight of the best:

Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve

Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve Ipswich

This stunning bush walk combines nature, views and history with walking and bike trails that take in the relics of Ipswich's iconic Blackstone Castle and old mines as well as sweeping district vistas...more

White Rock Spring Mountain

White Rock Spring Mountain Ipswich

Taking its name from the striking white rocky outcrop that is of indigenous cultural significance, this reserve has tracks ranging from 5 minutes to 6 hours, including lookouts, boardwalks etc...more

Ipswich Heritage Trail

Ipswich Heritage Trail old post office and town hall

Ipswich's CBD is awash with grand heritage-listed buildings - churches, halls, colleges and government buildings - that are all an easy stroll from each other, with cafes en route...more

Denmark Hill Conservation Park

A tract of preserved bushland over the top of sealed off mine tunnels right in the heart of Ipswich city, featuring a Jurassic forest with dinosaur prints, mine relics and water towers to climb...more

Kholo Botanic Gardens

Few but the locals know about this splendid sprawl of botanic gardens with lily ponds, historic buildings, an old well, and five different easy walks for all ages and abilities to enjoy...more

Springfield Lakes Promenade

This quirky lakeside walk deep in Springfield suburbia is a great one for kids with scooters and bikes and an easy walk for all ages - look out for the giant sun lounge and crocodile sculptures...more

Nerima Gardens

This gorgeous Japanese garden lies within the confines of historic Queens Park  and makes a great spot for a contemplative stroll - combine it with a wander through Ipswich Nature Centre...more

Purga Nature Reserve

Just outside of Ipswich CBD is this peaceful boardwalk circuit that meanders through the largest remnant of Swamp Tea Tree in Australia, home to Eastern Grey kangaroos & Green Treefrogs...more