Ipswich

With gracious heritage buildings lining the streets, and set amongst 500 hectares of parkland, Ipswich is proudly Queensland’s oldest provincial city. And it’s only a hop-skip-and-a-jump from Brisbane.

Great from every angle

•    Start your day on a high with a peaceful hot air balloon flight over the Scenic Rim and Somerset regions.
•    Jump behind the wheel of a powerful V8 Supercar or visit the Rail Museum showcasing locomotive steam trains from the early 1800’s.

Hidden foodie secrets

•    For a no-fuss meal, head to one of the many parks and stretch out on a picnic blanket.
•    There’s no need to cook at the ‘Top of Town’ – two blocks of character-filled cafes, coffee nooks, eclectic boutiques, hotels and tapas bars guaranteed to suit everyone’s taste buds.
•    Work off the calories by hiking the many circuits, trails and boardwalks or opt to explore on mountain bike or horseback.

Plan your holiday

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What the centre cannot hold: New work by Madeleine Kelly

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
2 August – 7 October 2019
In these new works Madeleine Kelly takes images of local flowers and seed pods as a starting point and interweaves them with disparate images drawn from a variety of sources. The finished paintings present a complex realm where references from mythology, politics and art history intersect with and the artist’s concern for the environment.

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
12 August 2019 – 2 February 2020
Based on the popular ABC television series co-created by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, and told through the show’s distinctive brand of humour, this exhibition showcases the ingenuity of outback mechanics whose clever resourcefulness can turn branches, spinifex and sand into tools and spare parts to get cars back on the road.

The World Turns Modern: Art Deco from the National Collection

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
7 September – 27 October 2019
Comprised entirely of works selected from the National Gallery of Australia collection, this exhibition provides superb examples of the diverse expressions of Art Deco. From around the 1920s, Australian artists responded to the international movement towards modernism and Art Deco.

Queensland Arts Council cover art and poster collection: 1981-2008

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
14 September – 3 November 2019
This exhibition presents the much-loved Queensland Arts Council posters and program covers from 1981 to 2008. In most years the QAC commissioned leading Australian artists and illustrators to create the designs, and their original works are a feature of the exhibition.

Mamma Mia!

Ipswich Area
From AU$35.00 - 180.00
20 – 22 September 2019
Ipswich Musical Theatre Company (IMTC), that brought you sold out performances of The Phantom of the Opera (2014), Mary Poppins (2015), Wicked (2016), Les Misérables (2017), and Strictly Ballroom (2018), now brings you a brand new production of the world’s favourite feel-good musical MAMMA MIA!

Wildlife Rangers

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
21 September – 6 October 2019
Step into the shoes of a Wildlife Ranger these school holidays! See mammals, marsupials, reptiles and more as they arrive at the Museum for the September school holiday program Wildlife Rangers. Live Show at 11am.

The Handmade Expo Market Ipswich

Bundamba, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 21 September 2019
Monthly Market at the Ipswich Turf Club. They are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own 'Handmade experience'. This is an outdoor market with up to 100 amazing stalls of products and food.

V8 Race Experience

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
From AU$199 - 399
22 September 2019
Are you up for the Challenge? Experience the thrill of a lifetime driving a Holden or Ford V8 Race Car around the infamous Queensland Raceway in Willowbank!

Spot

Ipswich Area
From AU$15.00 - 17.50
23 September 2019
Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia! Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost!

Friday Night Drift

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
From AU$20 - 20
27 September 2019
Queensland Raceway regularly hosts Friday Night Drift Practice which provides top drivers a chance to test new setups and equipment but more so an opportunity for newcomers and social drivers to see how their car performs - and most importantly how their driving stacks up.
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