As Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich has a rich history. It is renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage. Ipswich proudly preserves and still operates from many of its historical buildings and homes, with more than 6000 heritage-listed sites.
Ipswich also has a range of charming townships within the western rural areas of the city, each with its own legitimate claims of historical significance. Ipswich offers all the modern facilities and attractions of a progressive city. Attractions include the Ipswich Art Gallery, the Workshops Rail Museum, steam trains, more than 500 parks, wineries, cafes, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centres. If getting a bird’s eye view of the Ipswich region is something you fancy you can take a hot air balloon ride or a helicopter tour.
Ipswich hosts regular national and local festivals and events such as the Queensland Open Golf Championships, Ipswich Cup – the city’s annual major horse race, drag racing’s finest at the Winternationals held at Willowbank Raceway, Queensland 400 V8 supercars at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich Festival and Ipswich Show.
Main attractions include:
Ipswich Art Gallery
Denmark Hill Conservation Park
Ipswich Nerima Gardens
Qld Motorsport Museum
Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.
(Courtesy of Ipswich City Council)
EXPERIENCE AND LIFESTYLE IN IPSWICH