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Fourthchild Cafe

Ipswich Area

Price Range * Dinner under $20 (AUD)

Fourthchild has made its mark on the Ipswich cafe scene with its simple menu (that changes daily) and stylish, industrial-chic fit out. The venue is hip and vibrant and the counter-top cakes certainly test your self control. Fourthchild is also open for dinner on the weekends, offering a casual menu of honest, home-style dishes.

Licensing

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

Price Range

Mains under $20 (AUD)

Service Times

M T W T F S S
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
126 Brisbane Street
, Ipswich Area
Queensland
Australia

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Pterodactyl Helicopters

Multiple Locations
From AU$745 - 970
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. Choose from adrenaline-charged offers, such as the Helicopter River Run - a low level flight winding along the Brisbane River - or combine dining out or a trip to a winery with the Pterodactyl experience. Packages include the Wine Tour to several local boutique wineries with lunch provided, and the Country Pub Crawl where you drop in to authentic Aussie pubs to sample the beer and have some great tucker. Now, that's travelling in style! Why not impress your partner with a romantic lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale or the historic Woodlands of Marburg? Or get a large group together for an adventure helicopter tour? With the ideal flying conditions in and around Ipswich, Pterodactyl is the perfect way to take in a birds' eye view of the historical city and its picturesque surrounds. A special time is between September and November for the purple beauty of flowering Jacarandas
For the tastes and sounds of New Orleans in the heart of Ipswich, Nu Orleans Bar Restaurant has got the authentic Bourbon Street ambience down pat. The popular meeting place offers live music from the Jeff Usher Quartet playing jazz and blues every Friday and Saturday night in the upstairs mezzanine, while the street level bar has videos of music greats. The function room can cater for up to 100 guests. Cocktails include the Nu Orleans Sidecar – Brandy, Light Rum, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice and Grenadine Syrup – and you can also get Mocktails, Wine, Spirits, Beers and Ciders. Why not try some Tapas with it? The Nu Orleans Sliders feature Cajun Marinated Chicken, Smokey Bacon, Mozzarella and Horseradish Cream; or the Southern Style Potato Skins can be topped with Smokey Bacon, Chorizo and Mozarella. Nu Orleans favourite Mains include the succulent Pork Ribs served with Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Beer Battered Fries and Salad. From the French Quarter comes Shrimp Nu Orleans – Broiled with Butter, Garlic and Spices and served with Jasmine Rice, while the Bourbon Street Chicken is marinated and grilled, with Tender Shrimp in a rich and creamy Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Mashed Potato.

Ipswich Antique Centre

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
If you're looking for antiques and other collectibles and memorabilia, you can't go past Ipswich Antique Centre in the Ipswich Central Business District. Occupying the Heritage-listed Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall, built in 1895 and designed by renowned architect, George Brockwell Gill, the atmospheric retail centre is a treasure trove for antique lovers. As a bonus, it's air conditioned and has a large, free carpark. After a year-long restoration, the thriving antique hub now lures visitors from near and far who can't resist the "city antiques at country prices" ethos. Many Brisbane residents make the 40-minute trip to Ipswich especially to nab the unbeatable bargains. A towering exposed roof and stained glass windows set a conducive ambience as you stroll around looking for the ultimate buy, and there are around 15 regular, plus unique mini-mart dealers where anyone can hire a square metre or larger to show their approved wares. Whether it's vintage jewellery or clothing, movie memorabilia, kitsch 1950s and '60s items, or larger items such as Australian Colonial or Victorian English furniture, you can be guaranteed to find that special something at Ipswich Antique Centre.

The Workshops Rail Museum

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$21 - 21
The acclaimed, award-winning Museum should be on every Ipswich visitor's to-do list. Steeped in history - it was once the workplace of over 3,000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers' Building - it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present. The old boilershop houses the museum, where you're dwarfed by beautifully restored locomotives and carriages, and where kids and kids at heart will marvel at Queensland's largest model railway featuring detailed real-life scenes of the state. The interactive Nippers' Railway will keep youngsters enthralled for ages with activities such as driving a train and collecting tickets, and a popular exhibit for older ages is the Diesel Revolution where you take the controls of the diesel locomotive simulator. You can also soak up the romance of a bygone era walking through an historic refreshment carriage, or peer into the opulent Vice-Regal carriage to see how the Governor travelled. Steam shop tours happen twice a day, and the place is packed during school holidays, with the popular Day out with Thomas programs running from Boxing Day to the end of January.

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar & 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. Known as Pumpyard because of the site's original use as the water source for the City of Ipswich, it now supplies its happy customers with liquid of the amber kind from its brand, Four Hearts Brewing. It's been selected in the Top 50 beer venues in Australia by Beer and Brewer Magazine, and was listed in the Top 100 food destinations in Queensland by The Courier Mail's Queensland Taste food guide. With their gourmet burgers, pizzas, share plates, a kids' menu and sweet treats such as House Made Beer Ice Cream, you can see why. Pumpyard's décor is funky industrial with huge shiny vats housing the craft beer produced onsite. There's also a function space, and an outdoor area with a shaded garden to enjoy a cold one, with chilled-out acoustic live music on Sundays.

Harvest Restaurant and Bar

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
  • Free WiFi
Right in the centre of Ipswich is Harvest Restaurant and Bar, the signature restaurant of the Metro Hotel Ipswich International. Guests and the public alike flock there for the modern Australian cuisine, courtesy of international Chef, Guy Farrow. The restaurant is bathed in natural light flowing in via glass walls with views over the gardens and mango trees of Market Square Park. Breakfast can either be buffet-style, or dishes such as Spanish Omelette or Smoked Kipper, with Piazza Doro Coffee and Pickwick's Tea on offer. The AUD12 Lunch Menu's favourites include Roasted Pumpkin Risotto and Fish Pie. Dinnertime sees some seriously delicious dishes hit the tables. What about an entrée of Fillet of Cod, Braised Octopus, Ink, Pea Puree and Pernod Butter? For a main course, you might try Confit Duck Leg, Roasted Root Vegetables and Blackcurrant Juice. You can see why diners keep going back! The stylish Harvest Bar has a relaxed lounge atmosphere with a quality selection of drink options, making it the perfect meeting place.
From AU$325 - 435
Floating Images is Brisbane's closest hot air ballooning company. Simply drive 30 minutes west of the Brisbane Central Business District to experience a 1 hour city and country balloon flight. Passengers enjoy glorious views whilst floating majestically over the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside's. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane's big backyard from the air - with Floating Images! You know you’re in good hands at Floating Images – Owner / Chief Pilot Graeme Day has over 25 years’ experience across 3 continents, with the last 15 years based in the local region, so he knows the weather, geography and history very well. They offer a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers, giving you their full personal attention. Floating Images' flights are ideal for any visitors, families and friends. Balloon rides are a great way to celebrate one of life's special enquiries occasions, weddings, tick an item off your bucket list, incentive or reward your team on a corporate outing or simply just indulge and just spoil yourself. For "the flight of your life" call or book online for flights, gift vouchers or enquires.
Wine lovers in the Ipswich area should put Ironbark Ridge Vineyard on their 'must do' list. Situated in rural Purga, just 15 minutes' drive from Ipswich and 45 minutes from Brisbane, Ironbark Ridge Vineyard is an attractive property perched on top a ridge with sweeping 360-degree views out to Pine Mountain, the RAAF Airbase, and Mt. Flinders - a picture of which is on the Ironbark Ridge label. Part of the Scenic Rim Wine Country - which has been an acclaimed grape growing area since the 19th century - Ironbark has won several awards including Best Queensland Dry White for their Chardonnay. The vineyard has 8 ½ acres under grape, with grape varieties being Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Verdelho, Marsanne, Viognier, Rousanne, Shiraz and Grenache. Their two labels, Ironbark Ridge and Nelson's Ridge, use their own hand planted grapes exclusively. An original 1920s miners' cottage is the perfect cellar door tasting location so come by and enjoy an olive plate as you taste the delectable vino on offer. Or contact the vineyard to ask about having a wedding, party or other function in these stunning surroundings.

Cooneana Heritage Centre

New Chum, Ipswich Area
From AU$2 - 2
If you're into local history and traditional craftsmanship then put a visit to Ipswich's historic Cooneana Homestead on your itinerary. Home to the Ipswich Historical Society and Spinners and Weavers, Cooneana Heritage Centre houses historical photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and mining displays that showcase the rich and diverse history of Ipswich - Queensland's oldest provincial city. Explore Jim Donald House - a fine example of a Workers Cottage - which has been faithfully restored and furnished to reflect the period - 1890s to early 1900s - when this architectural style was popular. In the classroom area of the museum. children can experience an olden time classroom complete with "engraved" wooden desks and slate boards - a great experience for school groups. Ipswich's important mining history is also represented with indoor and outdoor exhibits and the traditional crafts of spinning and weaving can be seen on Thursdays.

Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway

Bundamba, Ipswich Area
The romanticism of the steam train era awaits you in Ipswich courtesy of the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway. Hop on board an immaculate vintage wooden carriage and discover the rich mining history of the Ipswich area as you go past ruins of old mines and equipment from days gone by. Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway operates weekend services, the Market Train and Swanbank Picnic Train between Bundamba Racecourse and Swanbank. Opt for a 30-minute trip to the Handmade Expo at the racecourse to pick up a unique treasure, or take a one-hour 45-minute trip where you bring your own picnic or barbecue and enjoy walking tracks overlooking the lake. There’s a children’s playground, and heritage railway gifts can be bought at Swanbank Station. You can also check out the Heritage Bus Association’s heritage tours in buses dating from the 1940s - 1970s. There are Themed Trains such as the Santa Steam Train, with Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway starting a Dinner Train. Budding train drivers can buy a Driver Experience where you get to take the controls of a steam engine under instruction from a pro, and trains can be chartered for special private occasions or period film shoots.
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