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.

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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.

Finding Santa

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
15 November – 31 December 2019
Santa and his helpers are hiding in Ipswich! Can you find them all? Catch a glimpse of Rudolph waiting for a bus, watch as Dasher and his mates graze and – if you’ve been good this year – you might even see Santa getting your present ready!

The Handmade Expo Market Ipswich

Bundamba, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 16 November 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.

FITFlex - Fitness and Flexibility for Women 50 and older

Middle Park, Brisbane Area
From AU$24 - 24
Weekly from 18 November 2019
Designed specifically to Counterbalance Ageing. Structured, Supervised, Non-Judgemental, You do YOU. FITFlex Travels when you do. They are individualised ad start where you’re at. Building Strength, Balance and Flexibility for Everyday Life.

Friday Night Drift

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
From AU$20 - 20
22 November 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.

V8 Race Experience

Willowbank, Ipswich Area
From AU$199 - 399
24 November 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!

Alex 'Shooter' Williamson - LIVE Comedy show hits Ipswich!

Booval, Ipswich Area
29 November 2019
Comedian, satirist, social media megastar and world-conquering content creator Alex Williamson has sold out theatres all over Australia, New Zealand and the UK again this year, adding shows left right and centre to meet extreme demand!

TapeScape

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
From AU$7 - 20
2 – 24 December 2019
TapeScape is a massive sculpture and indoor landscape by US-based artist Eric Lennartson, inspired by the installations of European design firm For Use/Numen. This latest and largest TapeScape is a unique, tri-level, multi-sensory STEM play environment made entirely from over 115 kilometres of clear packing tape and a scaffold support.

Construction Site Summer Fun

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
From AU$7 - 20
2 – 24 December 2019
Visit Construction Site for awesome, hands-on, summer fun the whole family can enjoy. Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house with the Construction Site Building Blocks. Use giant foam blocks to build whatever you can imagine.

Santa’s Senior Superheroes

Ipswich Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
3 December 2019
Come and join the Ipswich Seniors’ Concert Group as they present Santa’s Senior Superheroes staring a cast of local performers. Welcome to Santa’s home at the North Pole. It is Christmas week and all bar a couple of Santa’s elves have come down with the dreaded Christmas flu and are unable to finish making this year’s presents for the girls and boys.
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