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Top 10 things to do in Ipswich
Attracting visitors to its vast green spaces, heritage buildings and growing cosmopolitan dining options, Ipswich has an ever-present urban charm. Queensland’s oldest provincial city provides a well-preserved link to the past through gracious old buildings, beautiful parks and a creatively quirky food and shopping precinct, known to locals as the Top of Town. With more than 5000ha of parkland and conservation estates available in the region, you can picnic, hike, mountain bike or horse ride while admiring the best that nature has to offer.
Not every weekend can be about relaxing – head to Ipswich if what you're really after is an adrenaline hit!
History, leisure and the arts collide in Ipswich’s range of shops, art galleries and vineyards.
For visitors with kids in tow, Ipswich has more than you could fit into a single weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from trying.
Visit The Floating World to see a purpose-built drawing machine at work. As a pivoting arm moves a pen across slowly revolving paper, it draws loops that become spirals, creating increasingly intricate drawings.
Until 10 July
The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition showcases 44 portraits that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.
Until 5 June
Steer your way through the Great Endeavour Rally and find out why this is one of Australia’s longest and most successful charity motoring events.
The Handmade Expo is a monthly ‘Handmade, hand-crafted, home-baked, artisans’ market that is a permanent and widely attended fixture on the Events calendar at Bundamba in Ipswich.
Until 20 December
For those who like to take it easy in the morning with a freshly brewed coffee and a sweet or savoury treat to banish the hunger pangs, you can’t go past one of these cafes in Ipswich.
Discover the old world charm of Ipswich’s heritage through the historical parks and gardens, galleries and established antique stores that scatter the city.
Ipswich has a variety of accommodation styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Rest your head on a plush pillow at one of these hotels, homestays or bed & breakfasts and wake up fresh the next morning, ready to explore.
Coffee connoisseurs flock to this espresso nook, where upturned crates against brick walls give a very Melbourne feel ... but with typical Ipswich-style laid-back friendliness.
This conservation park is home to a koala habitat and rich biodiversity close to Ipswich.
The building may have been built in 1861 but the menu at the Stumps Hotel is far from traditional.