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Booval War Memorial

Green Street, Booval QLD 4304

One of Australia's best known sculptors, Daphne Mayo, is believed to have created the Booval WWI memorial while apprenticed to Ipswich monumental mason Frank Williams. The memorial, a slightly smaller than life-sized soldier standing on a plinth, was unveiled on 15 February 1919 by Governor Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams. The marble and granite memorial honours the 221 local men who served during WWI. A committee representing the Ipswich suburbs of Booval, Silkstone, Newtown and Raceview had raised £499 through entertainment and public subscriptions during the previous year. A voluntary 'working bee' had prepared the foundations. War had delayed Daphne Mayo from taking up a travelling scholarship and she bided her time learning the art of carving with Williams. The Booval statue is attributed to her because of timing and the strong resemblance it bears to a model she made. Its style echoes Williams'. Mayo's work includes the Brisbane City Hall tympanum and the Queensland Women's War Memorial in Brisbane's ANZAC Square. Plaques honouring 16 local men who died in WWII as well as tributes to later conflicts have since been added.

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Ironbark Ridge Vineyard

478 Middle Road, Purga QLD 4306

This Scenic Rim Vineyard was established in 1984 and is located at Purga, 40 minutes from Brisbane. Come and enjoy the beautiful mountain views whilst tasting the award winning Ironbark Ridge wines. All wines are made from grapes grown only on the estate and are all hand planted and hand picked. Varieties include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Verdelho, Dolcetto. Call and book for a Coffee, Cake and Tasting or an Olive plate when tasting. Bookings for functions welcome.

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Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

88 Limestone Street, Ipswich QLD 4305
4 Hearts Brewing Pumpyard Bar and Brewery is a microbrewery/bewpub in Ipswich, Queensland. The Pumpyard Bar and Brewery is the first brewery in Ipswich since 1903, located in a 100 year old heritage listed building in the Ipswich Central Business District. The craft beers are brewed on site and they also have a wide selection of other beverages, including other beers, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks. The bar menu consists of gourmet burgers, pizza, souvlaki, beer ice cream and other items all made in house and from scratch.
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The Workshops Rail Museum

North Street, North Ipswich QLD 4305
The Workshops Rail Museum is an AUD20 million wholly interactive authentic heritage and cultural experience located at Australia's oldest operating railway workshop. Hands-on exhibits and multi-media encounters bring rail to life with modern displays, train simulators, real trains to climb aboard, the Nippers Railway kid zone and the largest model railway of Queensland. The Workshops Rail Museum also plays host to a range of exhibitions and exciting school holiday events throughout the year, including the annual "Day out with Thomas" event. Take a tour into Queensland Rail's active heritage workshops to see the gems of the State's heritage Steam Train fleet being restored and maintained. See sparks fly and feel the heat of the furnaces as you enter the largest industrial site in Australia open for public access. Enclosed footwear required. The Workshops Rail Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.
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Ipswich Antique Centre

86 East Street, Ipswich QLD 4305
Ipswich Antique Centre is a multi-dealer Antique Centre housed in a Landmark Heritage Listed Building, the 1895 Congregational Sunday School Hall. The Centre is air-conditioned and has a large car park accessed off Roderick Street. It adjoins the hospital and medical precinct in Ipswich Central. Their ever changing range of antiques and collectables covers the full spectrum from Australian, English, Country and Retro Furniture to jewellery, collectables, bric-a-brac, china, glassware, prints and posters, 'boys' toys, vintage clothing, clocks and gramophones, and Australian pottery. Ipswich Antique Centre is only 30 minutes by road from Brisbane and at the gateway to Western Queensland, and the Southern States. They are the largest antique centre in regional Queensland.
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Queens Park In Ipswich

10A Milford Street, Queens Park, Ipswich QLD 4305
Queens Park was the first park to be developed in Queensland, first being surveyed in 1842 and the design dating back to 1862. Visitors to the park will experience old world charm with modern day conveniences. Its close proximity to Ipswich City Centre allows for easy access to shady gardens and a relaxing lunch-time outing. Features include extensive formalised gardens, Nerima Gardens (a Japanese-styled garden), the Ipswich Nature Centre, children's play facilities, Bush House, Bush Chapel, several sporting clubs, a kiosk and the new Environmental Education Centre. Queens Park is open 24 hours per day (though only selected areas have lighting).
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Ebbw Vale Memorial Park

Brisbane Road, Ebbw Vale QLD 4304
In the Ipswich suburb of Ebbw Vale, the memory of young men cut down in their prime in WWI lingers by a football field. The AL Petrie soldier statue memorial was originally unveiled near Ebbw Vale railway station on 14 May 1918. It was relocated in 1969 to Ebbw Vale Memorial Park, once known as the Whitwood grounds, named after a local colliery which had fielded two soccer teams since the 1890s. Among the 22 names of those who enlisted in WWI are soccer team members William Jeffrey, Peter Jeffrey, H Mills and LW Breslin. Unlike other states which favoured more architectural monuments, many Queensland communities chose the soldier statue for its traits of youth, masculinity, loyalty, bravery and innocence. Soccer is still played on the grounds, along with cricket, softball and touch football and major community gatherings.
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V8 Race Experience

Champions Way, Willowbank QLD 4306
The word is out - the V8 Race Experience at Queensland Raceways near Ipswich is the ultimate adrenalin charged thrill. The choice is yours - Holden or Ford - then you're securely strapped in alongside a professional coach who'll prep you on braking, cornering and handling the track. It's all the thrills of being a pro racing car driver but with safety as its number one priority. Once you're kitted out in the right gear, you'll stay in touch with your coach the whole time via two-way communication built into your helmet, then it's all systems go as you tear around the track. The vehicle is custom designed so that anyone can drive it, and there's an option to go automatic if you're not confident handling a clutch. And if getting behind the wheel is just a bit too much excitement, you can opt to be a passenger with a professional driver. So, for the ultimate gift (especially for Father's Day), a treat for yourself, or something for both women and men to tick off your bucket list, the V8 Race Experience is something special to remember forever. ...

Rocky Knoll Lookout Trail

Carmichaels Road, Purga QLD 4306
The Rocky Knoll Lookout trail forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Hardings Paddock Picnic Area of Carmichael's Road in Purga, just South of Ipswich. Visitors to the Estate can take in the natural wonders of the area through a range of recreational activities including hiking, mountain bike riding and horse riding. The conservation estate is over 1900 hectares in area supporting extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, and Mounts Blain, Catherine and Goolman. The Estate is an important wildlife refuge supporting 136 bird, 25 mammal, 13 reptile and 8 amphibian species as well as 531 different flora species. The Rocky Knoll Lookout trail is a moderate level hike through eucalypt woodlands to Rocky Knoll Lookout. Glimpses of the scenic rim and the surrounding Ipswich area are provided along the way....

Inspirations Ipswich Gallery

Shop 801 Ipswich City Mall, Ipswich QLD 4305
Inspirations Ipswich Gallery is right in the heart of the Ipswich Central Business District in the Ipswich City Mall. Located at the top of the escalators (near Harvey Norman), Inspirations Ipswich is a gallery and retail outlet for local artists. The artistic talents of this local co-op are featured through various media including textiles, jewellery, ceramics, porcelain and paintings. New works are regularly being added to the gallery, creating a dynamic exhibition of inspirational pieces. Emerging and budding artists can develop and reinvigorate traditional skills through a series of workshops delivered by local artists. If you’re looking for inspiration for that special piece, this is the place for you....
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Hardings Paddock Campground

Carmichaels Road, Purga QLD 4306
Just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 45 minutes from the Brisbane Central Business District, the Hardings Paddock campground is perfect for a weekend getaway for the whole family. Surrounded by natural bushland, there are just eight camping sites - suitable also for motorhomes and caravans - available to add to the feeling of seclusion. While there's no power available, there are some essential creature comforts including toilets, camp-shower cubicles - bring your own shower bag and water - kitchen, barbecues, tables and a holding yard for horses (with access to water). You will need to bring your own drinking water and with all the activities on offer across the 2,200 hectares of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate you're going to need to keep up your fluids. Recreational opportunities include bird-watching, hiking, mountain bike riding and horseriding - bring your own bikes and horses too! The camping area at Hardings Paddock is locked at all times. Once your booking is confirmed you will receive a camping permit/confirmation with the combination code to access the campground. The combination code is changed regularly. Check out the website for campground rules, trail updates and to download the trail guide. ...

Ipswich Jets Leagues Club

15 Downs Street, North Ipswich QLD 4305
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). Restaurant 18EightySeven serves up tempting a-la-carte meals and weekly specials. There are pasta, burgers, salads, and meat lovers are spoilt with choices such as 400 gram Rump served with Lattice Cut Chips and Fresh Garden Salad. There's also the award-winning JBS Beef City Black Rib Eye Fillet, or if you prefer fish, how about Skin On Snapper - Celeriac Remoulade, Broken Capsicum and Caper Dressing, Lemon Wedge and Fine Herbs. The Kids' Menu offers youngsters' favourites like Pork Sausage with Chips and Salad, and they can work off some extra energy in the Jets Cadets Play Centre - an unsupervised play room. The Coffee Shop, open until the club closes, offers lighter meals as well as delectable sweet treats, and there are two bars - the Sports Bar, with TAB, KENO and sports television, and the Bank Bar in the Gaming Lounge. Jets is also a popular place for private functions....

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

408 - 492 Mt Crosby Road, Chuwar QLD 4306
A wonderful way to cool down and enjoy the great outdoors in Ipswich is at Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve. The crossing is a low-lying bridge that crosses the Brisbane River in the suburb of Chuwar, and this long-time favourite with locals and visitors has all you need for a relaxing day out for all ages. Although Colleges Crossing has been severely damaged by floods in recent years, each time it's bounced back bigger and better, meaning that many of the facilities are fairly new. This includes a nature-based children's playground covered by shade sails with equipment such as a fort, musical wall, spinning seats, tree log tunnel and frog sculptures. There's a lake for fishing and kayaking, and while it's advised not to take the full plunge for a swim, you can enjoy paddling in the shallows and skimming stones. The large, grassed area has plenty of room for sports and there are also bike/scooter paths and walking tracks. After all that exertion, sit back and enjoy the treats served at the café with beautiful views of the river, or bring your own picnic or barbecue to enjoy at the sheltered tables. ...

Kholo Gardens Trails

243 Riverside Drive, Muirlea QLD 4306
Kholo Gardens is one of the best kept secrets in Ipswich. Established in 1988 on a historically significant site, it is today one of the most welcoming and beautiful parks in Ipswich. Featuring almost 40 hectares of stunning grounds, walking tracks and boardwalks meander along creek lines, through sub-tropical rainforest and even down to the banks of the Brisbane River. Giant Kauri and Hoop Pine trees planted by early settlers tower over the gardens, while a nearby soothing waterfall cascades into the still coolness of the lily pond. Some rarely seen species of local flora and fauna can be found at Kholo. It is a haven for plant-lovers and bird watchers alike. Those with a love of Nature will enjoy the chance of seeing a Grease Nut Tree (Hernandia bivalvis), or the possibility of spotting a Tusked Frog, Great Crested Grebe, or maybe even a large Powerful Owl. Remnant vine thicket merges into rehabilitated dry rainforest, a palm grove, Eucalypt forest and expansive open areas to provide an assortment of habitats for our local fauna. There is also a charming waterlily pond, complete with its own resident family of ducks....

FX Superbikes

Champions Way, Willowbank QLD 4306
The Australasian Super-bike Championship is a motorcycle race of the highest calibre with breakneck speeds and breath-taking moments that will everyone on the edge of their seats. These events are where some of the big names in the motorbike scene come to face off as they tear around Queensland Raceway in a fight to be the very best. A great day for the whole family so be sure not to miss out!...

Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve

Brassall, Brassall QLD 4305
Located only 6 kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District, the Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve is an oasis in the suburbs and home to many water birds that live in and around the Quarry Pond. The reserve is a great place for bird-watching, especially along the aptly named Willy Wagtail Circuit, and the Tom Craik Lookout is perfect for viewing the planes taking off and landing at the Amberley RAAF Base. Picnic spots including picnic shelters, a playground, toilets and nearby parking the Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve an ideal location for a day in the bush....


45 Roderick Street, Ipswich QLD 4305
Ipswich as a tourist destination has much to offer visitors who want to savour a rich heritage and cultural activities, have some adrenalin-charged adventure, bask in the great outdoors or attend some of Queensland’s biggest events. It’s all here in the thriving provincial city just 40 minutes’ drive from Brisbane City. Renowned for its beautiful sprawling homes and public buildings with historical significance, Ipswich has some wonderful heritage trail tours so you can explore the city and beyond. The region is also rich with picturesque natural areas where you can walk, hike or bike, with tracks suitable for any skill level. And make sure you pop in to the award-winning Ipswich Art Gallery and The Workshops Rail Museum. If you’re up for a physical challenge or fast thrills, Ipswich has all sorts of experiences on offer, whether it’s to get behind the wheel of a race-prepared V8, as a passenger in a purpose-built rail dragster, or hitting the clouds with a hot air balloon or helicopter flight. Then there are the major annual sell-out events such as CMC Rocks Queensland, Winternationals and V8 Supercars motorsport events, and Ipswich Cup horse race. You’re certainly spoilt for choice!...