Ipswich Travel Guide

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Ipswich Things to Do

  • IPSWICH NATURE PARK

    Want to see Australian Animals for FREE, then come to Ipswich and the very well set out Nature park.In this Park, you will see different species of Australian Kangaroos and Wallabies, Birds, Reptiles, a Wombat (often quite hard to spot as they sleep in a burrow), Dingo, and of course, the endangered Bilby (see my other tip)When we were there, the...

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  • Discover the ENDANGERED AUSTRALIAN BILBY

    Located in Queen's Park, Ipswich, is an Animal and Bird (Ipswich Nature Centre) enclosure that you can visit for FREE.In July, 2009, a new addition, the silky, grey furred BILBY was added. Known for their silky grey fur, and they are so cute!!..... four endangered Bilbies have been given a new chance at life in the custom-built habitat.The bilby is...

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  • WORKSHOPS RAIL MUSEUM

    Are you a Train buff? or just interested in having a look through a Rail Museum. This one, has exhibits on everything to do with the Railways in Queensland.You will see old Trains, photos, Model Railways, the old Timekeeper's building, and even a Nipper's railway for the children to have fun.You can do a behind the scenes tour of the " working...

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  • VISIT IPSWICH - HERITAGE CITY

    Ipswich is QUEENSLAND'S OLDEST PROVINCIAL CITY and dates from the state’s earliest colonial days.Established in 1827 as a convict out-station for the quarrying of limestone and farming, Ipswich soon became a busy port on the Bremer River and later grew in importance with the development of its coal mines and railways. Ipswich has many imposing...

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  • MINI-ZOO OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS

    Hidden in the heart of Ipswich City, within Queens Park, is a mini-zoo of Australian wildlife, called “The Ipswich Nature Centre”. Entrance is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated. Well maintained, pram-accessible paths and boardwalks traverse lush greenery, as they meander through enclosures housing indigenous animals. Visitors with small...

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  • DRIVE A RALLY CAR

    Do you watch Rally racing on television, well, you can choose to drive a Rally car for the time you want! A "Ute Man," no problem, drive a Rally Ute on dirt!Rallying is one of the most exciting forms of motorsport on 4 wheels, and at international level, man and machine are tested to the limit where car speeds and driver skills are incredible. You...

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Ipswich Hotels

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  • Quest Ipswich

    57-63 Warwick Road, Ipswich, 4305, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn

    51 - 55 Warwick Road, Ipswich, 4305, Australia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Ipswich International Hotel

    43 South Street (Cnr Foote Lane), Ipswich, Queensland, 4305, Australia

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Ipswich Off The Beaten Path

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    by robertgaz Updated May 15, 2008

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    Ipswich has a few local attractions including museums, art galleries, markets and craft stores but it is better known as the home of RAAF Base Amberley which is the Royal Australian Air Force's largest operational base.

    The country area near Ipswich offers the chance to explore country towns, wineries and the nearby Glasshouse Mountains.

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    by balhannah Updated Nov 29, 2009

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    Favorite thing: As you wander around, you may come across some very unusual Tropical fruit trees.
    There used to be a lot at the Big Pineapple on display, but that is closed now, but I did find the unusual 'SAUSAGE FRUIT TREE' the day I visited Ipswich.

    These Trees are South African. The leaves are an important livestock fodder, and the fruits are much prized by monkeys and elephants, something we don't have in Australia!

    They have hundreds of huge sausage-like fruits that hang down from the limbs on long, rope-like stalks.
    The fruits may be over 2 feet long.
    The hard, grey fruit of the sausage tree has a thin skin covering a firm, fibrous fruit pulp containing numerous small seeds.
    The fruit, although inedible itself, is a common ingredient in traditional beer, and is said to hasten the fermentation process.
    The fruit is also used as a cosmetic cream, to ensure a blemish free complexion.

    Perhaps I should have picked a few to try and see if it worked!

    The one I saw, was at the University grounds in Ipswich. If you visit, there are lovely heritage buildings here, as well as nice views over to the Mountains (Flinder"s Peak).

    Fondest memory: The entrance is next to the Ipswich showgrounds, off Warwick Road, Ipswich.

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