Discover Ipswich Magazine 2023
The ulti- mutt day out ADVENTURE
The trails at Springfield
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
Special occasions at Barkley & Pips
John Murphy Park
There are more and more opportunities becoming available for us to include our pets in day to day life. For someone who lives, breathes, and loves animals, (I also own a dog walking business) here’s a few tips I can share for you and your best friend.
For the outdoorsy fur family It can be difficult to know where to go bush walking, as many places are not allowing pups. However, one great place to go is the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail ! This walk contains gravel trails and paths surrounded by bushland and makes for a great hike even in warmer months as the trees give plenty of shade. While there are two main entrances, I would recommend parking and starting from the Wulkuraka station and heading towards Brassall. This is a decent walk with the round trip about 1 hour and 30 minutes and 7km. Pack both yourself and the fur child, some water and a light lunch as John Murphy Park will be on your left when you reach Brassall and you can sit in the shade for a break and a snack. Just make sure pups remain on leash!
On Wednesdays we brunch! (Pug of coffee) If you’re looking for a more relaxed date with your dog, head to Barkley & Pips at Bundamba. There is a food menu for you both, and a play area for dogs to make new friends. On warmer days, puppy ice cream is available, with puppy-cinos on offer when it’s cold. The human menu has breakfast and lunch and the eggs benny is perfection! Don’t forget to check out the cake selection, so you can both enjoy a sweet treat.
Sunday market day Get out to Main Street at Orion Shopping Centre on the third Sunday of the month with your pooch. Check out a variety of stalls that stretch from one end to the other and maybe pick up a snack or two for your pup. If you’re not lured by market food, there are many dog-friendly cafes and restaurants nearby including Breakfast at Stephanies , Raw Energy and Ballistic Springfield . While pups must remain on-leash at most venues, at the corner of Main Street and Sirius Drive, there is an off-leash dog park!
By Sarah Mills Dog walker, Tour Guide @sarah_9392
MORE D paw G FRIENDLY VENUES
CAFES AND RESTAURANTS MARKETS
Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve Joseph Brady Park Limestone Park Queens Park Robelle Domain
Ballistic Springfield Breakfast at Stephanies Brookwater Barista Cafe Kalina Elderflower Cafe Ellen and Rod Fourthchild
Oikos Pumpyard Bar and Brewery Rafter and Rose Raw Energy Remedy Espresso St Shoebill The Retro Diner
Handmade Expo Sunrise Discovery Markets Ripley Markets Springfield Markets
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