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Goolman Lookout Trail

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area

The Goolman Lookout trail forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Hardings Paddock Picnic Area off Carmichael's Road in Purga, just South of Ipswich. Visitors to the Estate can take in the natural wonders of the area through a range of recreational activities including hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding. The conservation estate is over 1900 hectares in area supporting extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, and Mounts Blain, Catherine and Goolman. The Estate is an important wildlife refuge supporting 136 bird, 25 mammal, 13 reptile and 8 amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species.

The multi-user Goolman Lookout trail winds its way to Goolman Lookout where you enjoy spectacular views of Mt Goolman and Ivory's Rock, Scenic Rim and Brisbane. On a clear day, it's possible to see the Pacific Ocean.

Journey Details

Duration
2.5 Hours
Distance
5.6 Kilometres

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Horseriding

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Parkview Colonials Bed and Breakfast

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
From AU$100 - 200
For bed and breakfast accommodation in South East Queensland, Parkview Colonials in Ipswich is located close to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and numerous local, city and country attractions. Since 1994, the comfortable colonial homes with ensuites and twin share rooms, have welcomed thousands of guests to an enjoyable stay, whether overnight or long term. Located on Limestone Hill opposite beautiful Queen's Park with its flora and fauna, Nature Centre, playgrounds and Japanese Garden, Parkview is easy to find and adjacent to a variety of restaurants, fast food, shops, and the central business district. Parkview is often chosen for garden weddings, as a photo venue for wedding guests during their stay. A bridal suite is also available. Overseas conference delegates also add an international excitement during occasional events. Business people, tradesmen and service personnel are welcome. The host's flexible policy and local knowledge often help to make your stay easier and successful. Hosts Elaine and Bruce Glass are readily available to help make your visit enjoyable, but respect your privacy and will not impose. Wood fires, air-conditioning, cable and remote controlled television, kitchen, laundry and facsimile are available for your comfort and enjoyment.

Oaks Aspire

Woodend, Ipswich Area
From AU$83 - 699
Providing excellent short or long term accommodation to both business travellers and visitors, Oaks Aspire sets the benchmark for contemporary studio, one and two bedroom apartment accommodation. This modern apartment hotel's facilities include a gym, lap pool, sauna and spa, meeting and business facilities, broadband access, and more. Ideally located in the centre of Ipswich's eclectic Central Business District and close to the city's burgeoning corporate hub, Aspire combines contemporary style and technology with spectacular views of the parklands and the river. Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, you are perfectly positioned to access all that Ipswich has to offer.
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120 - 400
Metro Hotel Ipswich International is as central as it gets in the Ipswich Central Business District. Situated next door to the Ipswich Civic Centre and Market Square Park, the hotel is the perfect place to stay if you're in town for one of the large number of theatre and musical events in this arts-loving city. It's also a popular venue for wedding receptions and conferences. Then there are the heritage walks, with Ipswich being renowned for its well-preserved historical public buildings, almost on the Metro's doorsteps. The six-storey hotel has tasteful minimalist décor, with some rooms having a view out to the stunning D'Aguilar Range while others can see up to the landmark water tower on Denmark Hill. Apartments with kitchenette are also available, and the hotel offers complimentary undercover parking in addition to complimentary NBN-backed WiFi. In-house dining is a must at Harvest Restaurant and Bar, and Metro Hotel Ipswich International also offers 24-hour room service, as well as being set amongst plenty of local cafes and restaurants within walking distance, including the award winning Pumpyard micro-brewery.

Quest Ipswich

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$150 - 465
Quest Ipswich Apartments, just one kilometre from the Ipswich Central Business District, is the popular go-to place for many wanting a modern and comfortable accommodation experience. Sixty-four serviced apartments over three levels, from studio to 1-3 bedrooms, provide spacious and airy living areas, tasteful décor and fully self-contained kitchens. There's also a communal laundry. With an adjoining heritage-listed cottage ideal for meetings, Quest Ipswich Apartments regularly hosts small conferences, and visitors can take advantage of the warm Queensland weather with an outdoor pool and barbecue area. Ipswich Hospital and St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital are within walking distance, as are Ipswich Showgrounds and the pride of Ipswich, the historic Queens Park. You're also on the right side of town for a 10-minute drive to the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre (open on the third Sunday of the month) and the Ipswich Motor Sport precinct.

Motel Monaco

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$85 - 95
Motel Monaco is always a popular choice if it's comfortable, budget accommodation you want in Ipswich. It's just a three-minute drive from Ipswich town centre and the same distance to the award-winning Workshops Rail Museum. The motel is also a few minutes' stroll to the hub of Ipswich shopping, the bustling, undercover Riverlink Shopping Centre which has 150 specialty stores. For meal options, there are restaurants and take-away food outlets nearby. Importantly for car travellers, Motel Monaco guests enjoy free parking, and inside your air- conditioned room you'll receive complimentary wi-fi and Foxtel pay television as well as the usual motel facilities such as towels, linen, fridge and tea and coffee making supplies. You can also make use of a shared laundry. Children under two stay free of charge if using existing beds, and there's a lovely park and playground directly across the road for them to run off all their energy. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor pool and barbecue facilities, making Motel Monaco great value for its reasonable rates.

Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$135 - 450
The Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn is situated one kilometre from the centre of town on the road to Warwick and Boonah, and is set in peaceful surroundings with delightful sub-tropical gardens. They offer you fresh, spotlessly clean motel rooms, self-catering apartments, and friendly hospitality. There is a sparkling pool and a free barbecue. It is an excellent venue for small events and within walking distance of the Central Business District, hospitals, showgrounds and university. There is an excellent restaurant and piano bar on-site.

Rosehill Apartments

Eastern Heights, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100 - 120
If you're looking for somewhere to stay that's quiet yet still within cooee distance of the Ipswich Central Business District, Rosehill Apartments tick all the boxes. Located in the attractive suburb of Eastern Heights, you'll have the advantage of a residential feel while being within a few minutes' walk to the acclaimed nearby attractions of Queens Park, the stunning Japanese Nerima Gardens and Ipswich Nature Centre. Rosehill Apartments are at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac on an elevated property that offers a spacious one and a half acres of leafy surrounds. Situated one kilometre from the Ipswich Central Business District, there are beautiful views out to mountains in the distance and at night you can see the lights of Brisbane. There are three recently refurbished two bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a queen and two single beds, fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus a carport. All units are air-conditioned and linen is supplied for your stay. Sit on the balcony, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, soaking up the view while you plan your activities. You'll see why people who have stayed speak highly of Rosehill Apartments' comfort and handy location, and why they'll return.

Central Motel Ipswich

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$95 - 145
Central Motel in the Ipswich Central Business District is within walking distance of many of this historical city's major attractions. It's a stone's throw to the beautiful Queens Park with its children's playground, the popular Ipswich Nature Centre and the serene Nerima Gardens. There's a bus stop right at the door and the city's numerous shops and restaurants are at your beck and call, including a supermarket 100 metres away. From here, you can also take one of the heritage walks around Queensland's oldest provincial city. Hospitals are close by, as is the Ipswich Civic Centre where arts lovers enjoy concerts. Guests often make the motel their base when attending events at the Ipswich Motorsport Precinct, Bundamba Racecourse, Amberley RAAF Airbase or Ipswich Showgrounds. Accommodation in the air-conditioned Central Motel ranges from a Single Room to a Family Unit which has two rooms. Some of the features for motel guests are covered parking, port-a-cot if required, and outdoor barbecue area, while units feature microwave ovens, fridge, television and free wireless broadband (conditions apply). A delicious breakfast is served. Guests speak highly of Central Motel's friendly and helpful service, central location and high quality for its budget prices.

Ipswich Country Motel

Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$125 - 200
The Ipswich Country Motel offers you all you need in a motel with country-style friendly service. Located just a few minutes drive from the Ipswich Central Business District and walking distance to Brothers Leagues Club with a small shopping village conveniently located just across the road. Overlooking sporting grounds and bushland makes it's the perfect quiet spot to wind down between exploring Ipswich's many points of interest. Offering 45 comfortable, well appointed rooms, some fully self-contained and free wi-fi to all guests. Parking is at your door, mostly undercover and also caters for Recreational Vehicles and Caravans with a few secure sites for short stays. A very spacious car-park can easily accommodate trucks and buses. The motel has a picturesque pool complete with Bali hut that is popular for weddings and is ideal for functions/conferences both big and small, having up to a 200-person capacity. Unwind in the evening with a perfectly chilled drink and delicious meal from on site restaurant, Mediumrare Char Grill and Bar, boasting the best steaks in Ipswich. Close to both the Cunningham Highway and Brisbane Road, it's an ideal location for travellers and is a leisurely 30 minute drive from Brisbane Central Business District.
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