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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 you lift off, with friendly Captain Mike Jarvis taking you over the Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Logan and Redlands regions.
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 Central Business District. Situated in the historic former Technical College, which opened in 1901, Pumpyard has won an enviable reputation as the place to go for top quality, locally brewed beer and plenty of atmosphere.
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 District that was the first town hall built in Queensland, the gallery has an enviable collection of over 2000 works.
Monthly Market at the Ipswich Turf Club.
Queensland Raceways will host all four rounds of the 2018 QR-FX 'Race Your Mates' Series.
Dust off your old armies, they are going to have a fantastic day of trading.
Ripley Community Markets are set at Providence Splash n Play Park, on the second Saturday of every month, from 3 to 8pm. Enjoy foodies, arts and crafts, homewares, live music, jumping castles and animal farm with on site licenced cafe.
Hey, you got an hour? Arj has been doing a ton of thinking. It isn’t easy, but he needs to be 100 per cent honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.
A Traditional Oktoberfest Celebration. Beer tent, German band and food. German beers brewed on site. The best Oktoberfest celebration Ipswich has seen in years. They have built the first brewery in Ipswich since 1903! Their Brewery and bar serves their awesome food, their beers, guest beers, cider, wine and spirits.
Winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Tarasevich-Nikolaev will delight classical music fans across 16 venues in regional cities with a program including Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor K.397, Chopin’s Berceuse Op.57, Rachmaninoff’s 6 Moments musicaux Op.16 and more.
Winner of the Percy Grainger Second Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Tarasevich-Nikolaev will delight classical music fans across 16 venues in regional
Pack a picnic and get outdoors with the family at this FREE movie event screening Diary of a Wimpy: The Long Haul.
They look forward to welcoming guests to their ninth annual Diwali Festival of Lights, Sunday 4 November 2018 from 4pm!