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Top Things to do on your Vacation to Ipswich – Uncovering the buzz of an often-overlooked city!

Located simply a 30-minute drive away from the city of Brisbane, the wonders of Ipswich, its activities and heritage are often underrated by many visitors. In our best attempt to prove that Ipswich can be just as fun as any other place you have in mind, here is a list of top things to do in Ipswich!

1

Explore Queens Park and the Nature Centre

This monumental green land of Queensland is one of the oldest in the area and is home to a collection of grand trees, a playground, a flying fox point, café, environment centre, perfectly manicured Japanese gardens as well as the infamous Nature Centre. Its ideal to visit on a budget as an entrance to its mini zoo is free of charge and is open to be savoured by all. You might catch a glimpse of wombats, wallabies, emus, quolls, a variety of snakes, and a bunch of farm animals too! The diversity of the park is simply mesmerizing to witness and should definitely come higher up on your list!

2

Explore local handicraft and farmer's markets

The collection of Ipswich's markets for everything from organic food to local ware and everything in between is simply astounding, no less. While some of the markets solely specialise for certain items, some of them feature an attractive range of items created by small-time designers as well as local produce on specified dates.

3

Stop by at the Ipswich Antique Centre

Calling all collectors and connoisseurs of vintage classics! Occupying a restored 1895 heritage -listed building itself, the Ipswich Antique Centre houses a number of dealers with an extensive collection of invaluable furniture, pottery, clothing, jewellery and lots more.

4

Have a fun night at a drive-in movie

Drive-in cinemas were all the hype in the 70s and were to be found everywhere in South East Queensland but unfortunately have near disappeared all together by now. Since at least once in your lifetime a movie needs to be watched in the open air like this, make sure to check a remaining drive-in theatre on a Saturday night in Ipswich.

5

Revel in the many options of local theatre and entertainment

Ipswich's entertainment culture is rich particularly with its heavy indulgence of creative performing arts with rotational performances of comedy, music and theatre, and is proud of its number of local theatre troops and companies making magic on stage with their incredible performances.

6

Get in character with a unique accommodation experience.

By character, we mean house character! Ipswich is famous for its irresistible scenery! Anchoring on this factor, they have some splendid options for accommodation most of which take the form of shabby-chic places complete with a fireplace to keep you warm through the night along with magnificent fresh produce for dining options. Bed and breakfast options with extremely well-done bedrooms and living spaces with a touch of old-world charm and drop-dead gorgeous views to complement them are not unheard of! If you are looking for a more sophisticated Ipswich hotel accommodation of some sort, well you would still not be disappointed as you would definitely be spoilt for a choice with options such as Oaks Aspire Apartments, to begin with.

7

Calling all motorsport enthusiasts to the Lakeside Park and Queensland Raceway

Fast cars and the adrenaline rush are but for everyone! When you are in Ipswich, an event at the raceway ought not to be missed at all costs. Over 500,000 enthusiasts participate at a multitude of events occurring at this location every year, with the Ipswich Supersprint in July is one that particularly draws in a staggering crowd waiting to get in on the action!

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