Chinchilla

Situated 81-kilometres west of Dalby along the Warrego Highway in the Darling Downs is the Melon capital of Australia, Chinchilla - producing 25 per cent of the country's watermelons, rockmelons and honeydew melons. It's no wonder why there's fruit spare for the annual melon skiing, bungee and pip spitting competitions held every second February.

Visitors also flock to Chinchilla by the dozen to try their hand at fossicking the Chinchilla Red petrified wood. Licences can be purchased from the visitor information centre, where you're encouraged to settle in with a Devonshire tea and freshly-made scones on the verandah.

Stroll the main street lined in native cypress pines and dabble in the nearby cultural centre, art gallery and historical museum loaded with steam engines and saw mill artefacts. Step it up a notch on the local bushwalking trails and tourist district drives, detouring along sidetracks lined in unique Chinchilla White Gum (Eucalyptus argophloia).

Experience the night sky and stars from within a swag on the banks of the Condamine River and Charleys Creek, and throw a fishing line at the Chinchilla Weir for (almost) guaranteed freshwater golden perch and jewfish.

Chinchilla
Chinchilla,
Queensland
Australia

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22 February 2017
Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery and be the first in Australia to experience playing in a unique TapeScape — a two-story, 20 metre square, creative play space for kids. Explore the tunnels and slides made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson direct from the United States!
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22 February 2017
Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery this summer for an awesome hands-on experience the whole family can enjoy. Popular exhibit Construction Site is back and bigger and better than ever. Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house!

Christmas Express

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2 December 2017
Join Santa on a festive return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station. Departing at 10 am from the Museum platform, enjoy a 2.5 hour journey through the scenic countryside. When you arrive at Grandchester station, see the steam locomotive turned around for the journey home.

Didgeridoo Bush Camp

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7 April 2017
Didgeridoo Bush Camp at Didgeridoo Festivals HQ is a three day event with didgeridoo workshops and a live Performance from Wild Marmalade's Didgeridoo Virtuoso Si Mullumby. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of Ipswich;

Museum Twilight Markets

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21 April 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

Day out with Thomas

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24 June 2017
The world’s most loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying winter school holiday fun at the Museum. Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller. Enjoy hands-on Thomas activities in the Thomas Play Pit and get loads of happy snaps with Thomas’s friends at the Museum.

Museum Twilight Markets

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21 April 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

War-Time Quilts

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18 March 2017
The history of military conflict and the soldier’s life is retold through the ‘war quilts’ of this very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero. While quilting is often considered as the domain of women, this exhibition casts a different spin on the production of quilts during war-time, and shows how the hands of men turned to quilting as a past-time in the midst of the extreme conditions of war.

A Room for Wild Animals

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25 February 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.
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