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Top 5 Tourist destinations in Ipswich

Things you must do in this beautiful little town

Ipswich is located Queensland, Australia. Ipswich enjoys a subtropical climate and is a safe, friendly and multicultural city.

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The Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum

One of the best places to catch a train to in Brisbane is to go to the Workshops Rail Museum. Ipswich is known as the birthplace of rail in Queensland and back in 1865, the first train to run in the state was built here. Since then over 200 steam locos and more than 11,000 carriages and wagons were built at the once bustling industrial site just north of the Ipswich CBD. Today the site is home to Australia's premier rail museum, which was built with the young train enthusiasts very much in mind. The museum's massive model railway is the largest model railway in the world. You can see suburban Brisbane, busy ports, coastal landscapes, the cane and coalfields, outback Queensland and the iconic Kuranda Railway in Cairns modeled here.

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Das Neumann Haus

Das Neumann Haus

Das Neumann Haus was built by German immigrant, Hermann Neumann in 1893. The house was refurbished later in the in the 1930's and was open to public as a house museum. Today it houses a coffee shop that serves authentic local lunches and bakery items. Das Neumann Haus also has a range of locally hand knitted baby clothes and boutique gifts.

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Ipswich Nature Centre

Ipswich Nature Centre

You find an array of Australian wildlife at the Ipswich Nature Centre. Lush landscaped gardens are recreated to represent local flora communities. Built in 1936, this is also houses Ipswich's very own zoo. You find a bunch of cute native animals including wombats, emus, wallabies, koalas and reptiles. There is also a barn that the kids are bound to love. You find pigs, calves, guinea pigs and lambs here at the barn.

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Queens Park

Queens Park

One of the oldest parks in Queensland, Queens Park is surrounded by lush greenery. This is the perfect place to spread out a picnic or set up a barbecue under the pleasant Australian weather. If you are not an outdoors person then the Queen Park Café offers a spread to fulfill your hunger. Kids can have a ball at the playground inspired by Ipswich's coal mining historywith an impressive design incorporating a flying fox, fixed model train and water pumps. The Liberty Swing is a special ride that people with physical disabilities can enjoy.

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Ipswich Art Gallery

Ipswich Art Gallery

The Ipswich Art Gallery is located forty kilometers west of Brisbane in a restored colonial building. The Gallery presents a program of changing exhibitions and heritage displays with complementary special events, limited-season performances, family activities and art workshops. The Ipswich Art Gallery is one of the largest and most visited regional art galleries in Australia. If you plan to travel to Queensland then you shouldn't miss a chance to stopover at this beautiful town. Those trying to locate hotels in Ipswichwill be pleasantly surprised to find the state of the amenities at the Oaks Aspire Apartments.