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Getting To Ipswich
Top 10 things to do in 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.
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.
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.
Spice up your visit to Ipswich with a thrilling tour of a lifetime courtesy of an unforgettable Pterodactyl Helicopters experience. Just imagine the excitement as
Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the eclectic Top of Town area of the Ipswich
A visit to Ipswich isn't complete without checking out its award-winning Ipswich Art Gallery. Occupying a beautifully restored heritage building in the Ipswich Central Business
The Fernvale Country Markets take place every Sunday at the Fernvale State Primary School on the Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale.
Queensland Raceway regularly hosts Friday Night Drift Practice which provides top drivers a chance to test new setups and equipment but more so an opportunity
Are you up for the Challenge?
Experience the thrill of a lifetime driving a Holden or Ford V8 Race Car around the infamous Queensland Raceway
Monthly Market at the Ipswich Turf Club. They are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies.
Every first Saturday night of the month from 7pm to 10pm they have their free Didgeridoo Jam at Didgeridoo Festivals HQ in Bellbird Park
National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of Australian Historic Motoring Federation, with the aim being to promote and display Australia’s strong motoring heritage.
Celebrate Friday with them!
Come for an afternoon treat, splash in the new Lagoon, browse their local talented artists and crafters stalls, shop for home
Second Saturday of every month! 3pm to 8pm
In these new works Madeleine Kelly takes images of local flowers and seed pods as a starting point and interweaves them with disparate images
With the Ekka show season almost here, Markets At The Boulevarde invites you to celebrate Best In Show with Market Stalls, Sideshow Games