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Top 08 Things to do in Ipswich – Explore Queensland's Origins

Queensland's oldest provincial city Ipswich has much to offer. The ideal place for loads of family fun and the young at heart this city knows how to entertain the discerning tourist.

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Discover the Rail

A visit to the Workshops Rail Museum of Ipswich comes highly recommended. The place promises an interactive experience at what is Australia's oldest functioning rail workshop. Re live a piece of history as you explore the interactive displays covering huge steam locomotives, extra large industrial machinery, multimedia displays and some very interesting exhibits for children. Kids will love the day out with Thomas exhibit that is a brilliant presentation.

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Enjoy the Green Spaces

Queens Park in Ipswich is the highlight amongst the fabulous 500 parks of the city. Ideal for spending some free time at these green spaces promise to set your mind at ease. Queens Park is the top of the crop offering free BBQ facilities and loads of open spaces to enjoy. You also get free entrance to the Ipswich Nature Centre and a chance to explore the beautiful and tranquil precincts of Nerima Gardens. Queens Park is a mere 15 minute walk from Oaks Aspire Apartments and is well placed for easy access from your Ipswich hotel.

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Explore the World of Ipswich Art

Art lovers are in for a treat at the many galleries scattered across the city. Promising to beguile and interest young minds these galleries are known to host special exhibits and workshops across the year. Drawing on the potential of a child's creative mind these programmes encourage children to experiment with their artistic side at exhibits such as the 'paint machines'.

4

Indulge in a Game of Golf

Designed by Greg Norman the Ipswich Brookwater Golf course is tipped to be one of the best public greens in all of Queensland.

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Visit the Motorcycle Museum

Visit the Australia Motor Cycle Museum and marvel at the over 200 bikes on display. Fascinating, the vintage collection has bikes that date back to 1905. A wide range of models and brands are on display together with the latest designs.

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Tour the Sky's

Hop aboard a Pterodactyl Helicopter tour and soar into the blue sky. The only company in South East Queensland that does a winery tour via helicopter these tours are some of the most popular in Ipswich. You can choose from standard landing sites such as the woodlands of Marburg, Warrego wines and the Australian Motor Cycle Museum.

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Relish a Hot Air Balloon Ride

One of the most romantic tours you can indulge in the hot air balloon rides of Ipswich promise stunning bird's eye views of this vintage city. Tours drift over Ipswich City, the Somerset countryside and Scenic Rim.

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Action Parks offer Fun for the Family

A popular venue for families the Robelle Domain is an excellent entertainment park. Kids and adults alike may enjoy loads of fun at the zero depth water park, gaming zone and the 5km long biking precinct. Hang around after dark and take in the spectacular light show.

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