Things to Do in Ipswich

Top Things to Do in Ipswich - Ipswich Must-See Attractions

Things to Do in Ipswich

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Top Attractions in Ipswich

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What travelers are saying

  • Nestlein
    Stanthorpe, Australia211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We haven't been here in a very long time, and we were surprised at all of the improvements. We loved seeing the birds and animals. The bilby enclosure and the wombat were highlights.
    Written June 7, 2023
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  • Culture00695258429
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    walking and interacting with the Llamas was the best animal experience ever! I’d recommend booking a visit well in advance as this experience will be booked up very soon!
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Kathy S
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some good interactive and interesting displays. Would have stayed longer if they had some sort of ice cream or frozen drinks. Even a freezer with ready to go ice blocks would be good as it gets quite hot walking around in Ipswich.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • Pres D
    Sydney150 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The bike trail is excellent. It is well maintained and easy to follow (no chance of getting lost). It's a pretty moderate trail apart from a number of gullies where the old rail bridges are decaying and the bike trail goes down the gully and back up the other side. The trail is 90% gravel, but it's smooth and wide- no ruts or washouts, and no mud or swampy patches.
    We rented bikes from Bikeline in Ipswich- excellent bikes and excellent customer service. Also used outtherecycling who provided and excellent service transporting us and out bags. Thoroughly recommend the Grand Hotel in Esk for great meals. (not pub food, but very good gourmet restaurant standard).
    The landscape is magnificent- farmland, eucalypt forest, country towns and villages, and the historical rail route. In June the mornings were crisp but after cycling a few km we were warmed up. Some of our group used ebikes, but these were not necessary if you take your time. Most of us had to walk up the uphill side of a few of the gullies.
    Written July 6, 2024
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  • B T
    London, UK1,174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thought this was very good, they had a few different animals inside, it's in a nice setting in the park and it is completely free to enter!
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • Kirsten and Henk
    Brisbane, Australia438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this area for walking, riding, doggy day out, grandchildren. So many options with pathways, toddler water park, swimming pools, many secret areas and parks. Has a cafe at pool. Great for birthdays or family get together. Has auditorium in middle for Xmas carols. Would highly recommend. Just bring a towel and hat for free day out.
    Written November 11, 2020
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  • ttschernez
    Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an amazing experience with my 15 year old grandson who has dreams of joining the Royal Australian Air Force. Fabulous display and such a knowledgeable guide. That this heritage centre is so close to Brisbane and is free to visit adds to its appeal.
    Written July 3, 2024
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  • Rebecca R
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the centre of a city just out of Brisbane, there is a paradise where you feel all you worries leave you, jsut amazing, well done to those looking after these gardens, Ive watchen them grow over the years and never tire seeing them
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Gaja G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great location - lots of great places to eat and have coffee. The libraries are fantastic and they hold lots of wonderful events throughout the year.
    Written June 10, 2024
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  • Colleen B
    Brisbane, Australia39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fun morning for my grandson. Activities were interactive and challenging. The tape tunnel was extremely well thought out and constructed. So many places to explore. Pity it’s closing soon but get there if you can.
    Written February 13, 2020
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  • Compass68230189830
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I titled this "a perfect start" as we managed to have beautiful weather to sit on the VIC verandah and enjoy our tea/coffee/water and biscuits and little cakes for morning tea. There were 38 us from the Yeronga Probus Club. I had made arrangements with Sarah over a few emails and she was most helpful and we met her on the day. In fact all the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were made to feel so welcome.

    We would have liked to stay longer and spend time in the enticing looking shop, however, we were running half an hour late due to our tour bus being caught up in shocking traffic in Brisbane on the way to picking us up.
    So we had to hurry along because we had arranged for Sandra (a VIC volunteer tour guide) to hop on our bus and take us on a tour of many incredible heritage homes and buildings. She arranged for us to view inside St. Mary's Church, built in 1874. We all enjoyed her tour immensely and were very impressed with Sandra's vast knowledge of Ipswich.

    After dropping her back at VIC, we proceeded to Ipswich Little Theatre (also referred to as the Incinerator Theatre) for a delicious home made lunch followed by a short live presentation in the heritage listed theatre. I shall put some comments down separately re this destination. It is a real "gem" in Ipswich and strangely not enough guests knew about it. The heritage listed Incinerator used to burn waste from 1936 but decommissioned in the early 1960s. Saved by the Little Theatre in 1969. It is renowned for being the only building in Queensland designed by Walter Burley Griffin who also designed the city of Canberra.

    Big thankyou from our Club to both these destinations.
    We will be back!!! Bronwen.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Mars
    Melbourne, Australia151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wooow! Probably one of my favourite hikes to date. It's hard yakka but so worth the effort for all the views you get BEFORE the actual peak. Almost an hour from Brisbane and you do drive on a mostly 1-lane gravel road for a few kms before getting to the Picnic Area (check the Ipswich ?council page online if it actually is open as Ive heard they can close sometimes due to Weather issues). Note that there is no reception (at least not optus) on the drive in and at the picnic area but you do get some as you climb higher up the track. It doesnt open until 6am which kinda sucks cause i like starting super early especially due to heat. Thankfully no recent rain and I drive a 2wd so wasnt too bad driving however Id have probably turned back if it was wet at all.
    The hike is pretty epic but lots of rocks and dusty dirt which made coming back down alot more difficult- I did fall once and very hard but I slipped like a billion times. So good grippy sturdy shoes are a must! Take your time and enjoy it... This had a lot of Firsts for me - boulder hopping, ridge walking, a slight wall climb which terrified me on the way back down not gon lie but made it that much more satisfying. Im like a camel I dont need a lot of water generally on hikes (idk why) but I did drink about 800ml on this one so be prepared if u know ull need it. I carried 3 litres tho lol. There are toilets in the picnic area but I only used the one in the nearby town Peak Crossing so not sure if it's any good.
    I did in just under 4 hours😊 defs will do again in the cooler months altho wasnt too bad for a November day.
    Written November 19, 2023
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