What's On in Ipswich

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Experience the magic and adventure of a hot air balloon flight floating above the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane big backyard from the air! Offering a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers ensuring absolutely everyone's needs are catered for and you enjoy the experience you deserve.Floating Images offers a 1 hour city and country hot air balloon rides experience including a restaurant breakfast.



Parks and Gardens

For the families there are many parks, gardens and attractions which are FREE.
The Ipswich City Council Animal and Bird enclosure is well worth a look, located in the Ipswich CBD / 4 Min from the Ipswich Country Motel directly across from Queens Park.



The Arts

Ipswich Art Gallery is situated in the CBD and has regularly changing art and exhibits. It is interactive and child friendly with a dedicated hands on Gallery just for children.



Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum is a great day out for the whole family. The Museum is known for their school holiday activities such as Build it!, Circus Train, Toyland Express, The Great Train Robbery and of course the iconic Day out with Thomas event (the biggest Thomas & Friends event in the country) that runs from Boxing Day every year until the end of January. Check the website to see what is coming up.



Pterodactyl Helicopters

Just a stone's throw from Brisbane, Queensland Pterodactyl Helicopters offers helicopter tours through the scenic areas of Ipswich, Brisbane, The Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Logan and Redlands regions. Within these regions are a range of wineries, museums, art precincts, accommodation and restaurants, from country pubs to fine dining. Not only will you experience scenic views and the thrill of a private helicopter ride, but also sample delicious local food and wine and meet real Australians on the way.

Enjoy an intimate, romantic helicopter ride for two, or blow your mind with a group adventure helicopter tour for any number of passengers - from 2 to 150.



Theme Parks

If it's the Big Theme Parks you are after head down the Ipswich Motor way and onto the M1 and a 45-60 min drive will have you arriving at Dream World, Wet and Wild, Movie World, Seaworld and Surfers Paradise at the Gold Coast.

www.dreamworld.com.au          wetnwild.com.au          movieworld.com.au         seaworldresort.com.au        


Motor Sports

We are one of the closet accommodation venues to Queensland's premier race circuit - Willowbank. Just 10 minutes to the circuit where the biggest two & four wheel events, in Qld, take place. This is the only location near Brisbane where you can drive on the same race track that international heroes do.

                            qldraceways.com.au                 www.willowbankraceway.com.au     


The Ipswich Turf Club

The Ipswich Turf Club is only 5 minutes away, and boasts 47 race meetings a year. The Ipswich Cup is held in mid June each year.



Live Music

Ipswich live music venues are increasing and you will find most evenings and Sunday afternoons at a club or a pub with a cold ale, a comfy chair and some delightful sounds.