Ipswich

Two people enjoy the hunt for a treasured antique find at Top of Town, Ipswich

30km, 30-minute drive from Brisbane CBD

Ipswich has a rich history as well as a vibrant cultural scene, making it an ideal destination for a weekend drive. 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. Start with coffee or brunch before heading out to explore more than 5000ha of parkland and conservation estates by foot, bike or horse.

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Older than the city of Brisbane, Ipswich is just a half-hour drive but a world away in terms of things to do, places to explore and heritage to uncover.

The food and drink scene in Ipswich has grown, offering everything from cafes to bars, breweries and restaurants.

For those who haven’t been to Queensland’s oldest provincial city, you’re in for an experience that spans from exploring its heritage-listed beauty to full-on family fun.

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