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Getting To Ipswich
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.
Crafted by Evelyn Roth Festival Arts, the climbing web is a large-scale, multi-coloured crocheted net suspended from the gallery ceiling.
21 March - 10 May
Enjoy a day at the museum with hands on exhibits, craft making and classic family games and toys.
Get creative with the world’s most loved building bricks! Create LEGO® masterpieces, while DUPLO® keeps the littlies entertained.
27 June - 12 July
Bring the family along to marvel at gems, jewellery, minerals, specimens and collectables at the Ipswich District Lapidary Club Gem and Mineral Show.
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
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.
If the words cosmopolitan, distinctive and delicious get the juices flowing, then head to fourthchild restaurant.
The building may have been built in 1861 but the menu at the Stumps Hotel is far from traditional.
Inkuku stocks fair-trade gifts and homewares from more than 20 countries.
This conservation park is home to a koala habitat and rich biodiversity close to Ipswich.
Ipswich Antique Centre is a multi-dealer Antique Centre housed in a Landmark Heritage Listed Building, the 1895 Congregational Sunday School Hall. The Centre is air-conditioned and has a large car park accessed off Roderick Street.