Ipswich

Ipswich as a tourist destination has much to offer visitors who want to savour a rich heritage and cultural activities, have some adrenalin-charged adventure, bask in the great outdoors or attend some of Queensland’s biggest events. It’s all here in the thriving provincial city just 40 minutes’ drive from Brisbane City.

Renowned for its beautiful sprawling homes and public buildings with historical significance, Ipswich has some wonderful heritage trail tours so you can explore the city and beyond. The region is also rich with picturesque natural areas where you can walk, hike or bike, with tracks suitable for any skill level. And make sure you pop in to the award-winning Ipswich Art Gallery and The Workshops Rail Museum.

If you’re up for a physical challenge or fast thrills, Ipswich has all sorts of experiences on offer, whether it’s to get behind the wheel of a race-prepared V8, as a passenger in a purpose-built rail dragster, or hitting the clouds with a hot air balloon or helicopter flight. Then there are the major annual sell-out events such as CMC Rocks Queensland, Winternationals and V8 Supercars motorsport events, and Ipswich Cup horse race. You’re certainly spoilt for choice!

45 Roderick Street
, Ipswich Area
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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From AU$35 - 45
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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From AU$2.00 - 10
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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