Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation is an integral part of life in Ipswich city

Ipswich sports and recreation

The City of Ipswich Council administers a number of sport and recreation programs for Ipswich locals.


For the adventure types, the bushland surrounding Ipswich is great for activities including, bushwalking, trail running, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, camping and bird watching. Notable nature recreation spaces in Ipswich include:

  • Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve
  • Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate (camping available at Harding's Paddock)
  • Haig Street Quarry Bushland Reserve
  • White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate
  • Purga Nature Reserve
  • Kholo Gardens

Swimming pools

Take the opportunity to cool off at one of Ipswich Council’s popular swim centres. Ipswich residents are fortunate to have several swim centres ideal for a casual swim, school excursion or learn-to-swim class.