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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.
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
Celebrate Sunday with Springfield Markets.
Second Saturday of every month! 3pm to 8pm.
The award-winning 99 Bikes Cycle Epic is a great mountain biking tradition that began in 2002 with a bunch of mates challenging themselves on a
The Fernvale Country Markets take place every Sunday at the Fernvale State Primary School on the Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale.
The Ipswich Turf Club Incorporated is a proud and historic Club having grown from the first races held in the Ipswich area in 1848, to
Do you have a budding chef at home who wants to do something fun during the school holidays? You're in luck
The Ipswich Trail Run series is a community event leading participants through one of South East Queensland’s most beautiful nature refuges where we can really
VENTURE into the great outdoors!
With over 6000ha of open parks and conservation areas it’s no wonder Ipswich is starting to become the home of
Jurassic Creatures, is an interactive walk through event that will captivate young and old alike. Explore a prehistoric world full of moving dinosaurs. Get ready
Presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia this exhibition is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60