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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Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Multiple Locations
Floating Images is Brisbane's closest hot air ballooning company. Simply drive 30 minutes west of the Brisbane Central Business District to experience a one 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.

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar and 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.

Pterodactyl Helicopters

Multiple Locations
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.

Country House Gifts and Homewares

Ipswich Area
Spread over several rooms and full of beautifully lit nooks and corners, Country House Gifts and Homewares offers a shopping experience like no other. A true retail destination, this is one of the loved Ipswich spots that lure regular visitors from Toowoomba, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and beyond.

Tap'd

Booval, Ipswich Area
If you're in Ipswich and love your craft beer and mouthwatering food, then Tap'd at the PA Hotel will be paradise for you. Boasting 72 beers and ciders on tap, Tap'd is the largest craft beer bar in the southern hemisphere.

The Workshops Rail Museum

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$14.50 - 14.50
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 3000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers' Building - it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present.

Orion Springfield Central

Springfield Central, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
Food, Fashion and lifestyle in a unique resort style centre. Orion Springfield Central combines the best of a traditional town centre – with its main street, town square, public spaces and parks – and integrates this with a carefully planned retail environment unlike any other in Australia.

Ipswich Nature Centre

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
Ipswich Nature Centre in Ipswich's historical Queens Park offers a magical opportunity to get up close and personal with Australian native wildlife. For 80 years, locals and visitors have been able to see animals on this site, and the twenty-first century version is up there with the best of wildlife refuges.

Schudio Studio

Ipswich Area
Cass Doherty and Kim Schubel have created a unique and colourful hub on Ipswich’s Brisbane St with their Schudio Studio. The design studio started out in 2016 selling primarily textiles and homewares – all designed and printed and packaged right here in Ipswich – but the duo has since diversified their range into other exciting areas.

Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
Jets Leagues Club is a complete entertainment and gaming venue, housing Restaurant 18EightySeven which offers high quality dining in Ipswich. Aligned with the Ipswich Jets Rugby League Football Club, Jets occupies the gracious historic building formerly known as the Hotel Cecil (built in 1887).
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