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Top 10 Things to Do in Ipswich – What you shouldn't miss

Ipswich is an old mining town in Queensland, Australia located southwest of Brisbane on the Bremer River lately admired for its heritage value and cultural significance.

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Coffee in a funky café

Coffee in a funky café

Apart from the heritage buildings, Ipswich is particularly famous for the array of character cafes offering breakfast, snacks, coffee, and sometimes beer. While you are staying in a classy Ipswich hotel you can pay a visit to one of these character cafes to have an afternoon coffee.

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Harding's Paddock camping sites

Harding's Paddock camping sites

An outdoor excursion at Harding's Paddock can be the best way to relax your mind. It's a beautiful camping site located very close to the Ipswich CBD, which provides facilities for camping, picnics, barbeques, and nature activities like bird watching and hiking.

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Workshops Rail Museum

Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum in north Ipswich takes you on a journey through the timeline of rail eras, holding many items like the Vice-regal carriages, the Panhard Rail motor, and the A10 no 6 Locomotive on display.

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Queens Park

Queens Park

Queens Park is the oldest family park in Ipswich that is ideal for spending a fun-filled day with your kids. It has a fully equipped play area with swings, slides, climbing frames, and even water play. While the children enjoy playing and visiting the mini zoo, the tennis courts, croquet club, and the Japanese garden can keep the adults occupied. You can seal the day with a light snack from Queens Park café.

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Ipswich antique centre

Ipswich antique centre

The ancient Uniting Church Central Memorial Hall in Ipswich, which is listed as a heritage site had been restored by Heather and John Mildwaters transforming it into Ipswich antique centre. This place has a huge collection of valuable items including antique furniture, collectables, clothing, and jewellery.

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Denmark Hill

It is really worth paying a visit to Denmark Hill, which is a conservation park with some natural treks through the bushland grown over old mines that were closed down for a long time.

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Ipswich art gallery

The Ipswich art gallery set up in an old heritage building stores many art pieces by Queensland artists and holds occasional art exhibitions and performances.

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Murder Mystery Train ride

The ideal way to enjoy a mysterious and thrilling adventure while in Ipswich is taking a ride in the Murder Mystery Train. Travel through the beautiful surroundings of Swanbank Branch Line straight into a cold-blooded murder and get a chance to explore your detective skills.

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Pump-yard Bar and Brewery

The most popular attraction in Ipswich is the Pumpyard bar and brewery, ideal for not only having a drink but also treating yourself to a delicious meal.

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Hot air balloon flights over the city

Hot air ballooning is one of the best activities that you can take part in Ipswich. This takes you on a ride over the best scenic sites of the area that will give you something to recall while you are lying on a comfortable hotel bed. If you are travelling during the festival seasons the city hotels are likely to be fully booked, making it quite difficult to find good accommodation. It would be a good idea to make an early reservation if you are hoping to stay in one of the good urban hotels like the Oaks Aspire Apartments.

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