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Ipswich, QLD

A thriving city in own right, Ipswich has much to offer the visitor. Build it into your itinerary and you will be rewarded with an interesting mix of old world charm and modern city living.


For lovers of history, Ipswich is the ultimate heritage experience. The State’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich is renowned for its architectural, cultural and natural heritage. And with it being an easy 45 minutes journey from downtown Brisbane by train, it’s the perfect place for a day’s adventure. Plan ahead and book the kids on a steam train ride, then continue the rail theme by visiting ‘The Workshops,’ an interactive railway museum. Discover the city’s graceful colonial homes, superb old churches and historic sandstone buildings on a heritage walking tour.

There’s certainly no shortage of activity in Ipswich – you can learn to gypsy tap at an old-time country dance or stay out late partying at a city club. By day, why not tackle the Brookwater Golf Club, a picturesque and challenging Championship course designed by Greg Norman.

When it comes to dining, tuck into the generous servings of a counter lunch at a charming country pub, discover the emerging dining scene at one of many appetising restaurants. The wine industry is quickly developing in Ipswich, some vineyards already winning awards, so make sure you visit the Warrego, Normanby and Irin Bark Ridge estates.

Culturally, Ipswich is a flourishing arts centre, home to inspiring festivals, galleries, music and art. Treat your senses to a new art experience at the Ipswich Art Gallery, the kids can try their hand at electronic finger-painting while you take in an exhibition. Soothe the soul at a performance by an award-winning choir, take a walk to discover the landscape and sights that inspired Ipswich’s very own Archibald Prize winner Davida Allen.

Nearest Airport: Brisbane Airport

Ipswich Map


  • Caravan and Camping
  • Farm/Station
  • Homestay
  • Romance
  • City
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Nature based

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Golfing
  • Shopping
  • Winery
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Wildlife

About Ipswich

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Ipswich Postcode: 4305
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Brisbane
  • Latitude: -27.6146
  • Longitude: 152.76088
  • Elevation: 26m
  • Population: 2459
  • Median Income: $25168
  • Area (Sq/km): 4.179
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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