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Railway Workshop Museum
The $20 million Workshops Rail Museum, a campus of the Queensland Museumm is not what you would call your 'everyday Museum'. It isn't a quiet place, with everything from huge steam locomotives to massive, one-tonne hammers that make stacks of noise.

Built on the historic site of the birthplace of rail in Queensland, The Workshops Rail Museum is a Museum to have fun in and learn all about rail in Queensland through touching, driving, playing on and with all sorts of amazing rail equipment. Take a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Working Workshops, the oldest continually operating railway workshops in Australia, and see QR workers busily maintaining and restoring QR's Heritage Rollingstock.

Events at The Workshops Rail Museum include Friends of Thomas, Ipswich Model Railway Show, Wizards and Witches Express, Circus Train, Bunny Eggventures, Santa Sunday and the Annual Workers Reunion.

Upgrade to an Annual Pass Membership when you visit (equivalent to only two visits) which entitles you to free entry throughout the year, free entry to other campuses of Queensland Museum (charges may apply to temporary exhibitions), 10% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Trackside Café.

Open Times:

9.30am to 5.00pm daily (except Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day)

Contact Details:

Phone - 07 3432 5100
Fax - 07 3432 5114
Website -
Email -
Street Address - North Street, North Ipswich
Postal Address - PO Box 2234, North Ipswich Q 4305

Ticket Prices:

Single Entry
Adult $17.50
Concession $14.50
Child (under 3 years of age) FREE
Child (ages 3 to 16) $10.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) $50.00

Annual Membership
Adult $35.00
Concession $29.00
Child (ages 3 to 16) $20.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) $100.00

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Willowbank Raceway

Willowbank Raceway is located 30 - 45 minutes west of Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia. We offer a year round program of drag racing entertainment for the whole family. Six major events are held annually with a variety of features including Top Fuel, the kings of the sport. The supercharged action of Top Doorslammer and Supercharged Outlaws. Pro Stock vehicles, Top Fuel Motorcycles and Pro Stock Bikes and the Funny Car & Dragster excitement of Top Alcohol. Willowbank presently runs the two national events on the Australian Drag Racing Calendar. The Winternationals, held over the three days of the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend in June and the Australian Drag Racing Nationals, the oldest Australian Drag racing event is held in November each year. Willowbank Raceway also stages a variety of street oriented events on a regular basis. This enables the enthusiast to try out the performance of their vehicle under safe, controlled conditions. Racing is conducted mainly on Saturday and Wednesday nights throughout the year. A full calendar of events is available on our website

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Warrego Wines

Warrego Wines is a modern winery nestled near the historic and delightful township of Marburg, part of Queensland's newest wine region - The Scenic Rim. Our state-of-the-art winemaking facility uses high-tech equipment and modern techniques (as well as the dedication and expertise of our winemaker and his team) to ensure that Warrego Wines continues to mature into a first-class winery.
Warrego Wines offers visitors the chance to taste and buy award-winning wines through our charming cellar door, to take a guided tour of our winery, and to dine in pleasant surroundings with friends and family. Warrego Wines is available for special functions, social outings & parties.
Warrego Wines also offers visitors the chance to enjoy light lunches seven (7) days a week.Whether enjoying the sun in our garden courtyard or inside in the comfort of our cellar door, what better way to enjoy an afternoon than with a good meal and a glass (or maybe two) of fine wine. Just 15 minutes from Ipswich, 45 minutes from Brisbane, Warrego Wines is the gateway to the vineyards of the Scenic Rim, Stanthorpe, Darling Downs and South Burnett wine districts

Open Daily (10am to 4pm)
Corner Warrego Highway & Seminary Road,
MS 292 Marburg,
QLD 4306.
Ph: (07) 5464 4400
Fax: (07) 5464 4800

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Queens Park

Queens Park is located on the corner of Limestone St as you come in to the City of Ipswich. It is well maintained and offers a wide variety of things to do for the young and the young at heart. You will find a large play area. Lookout that has views of the Ipswich area from Limestone Hill. A kiosk, the popular Japanese Nerima Gardens.
You can also pay a visit to the Wildlife reserve where you can see bird life. Kangaroos and emus as well as other animals. Stroll through the reserve and observe these creatures closely. There is also a bush Chapel where may Ipswich couples have chosen as their site to marry. The Queens Park in Ipswich is worth a visit during your stay in Ipswich.

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Ipswich Art Gallery (GAL)
The Ipswich Art Gallery is an award winning art gallery and social history museum located in the heart of the Ipswich CBD. More than an arts and cultural facility, the Ipswich Art Gallery is the most visited tourist attraction in the Ipswich region with over 1 million local, national and internationml guests since opneing in May 1999.
The Gallery (formerly Global Arts Link or GAL) hosts a changing program of visual arts, craft and heritage displays as well as the ever-popular Children's Gallery.

The Ipswich Art Gallery is open 7 days a week 10 am to 5 pm (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday. Open Anzac Day noon to 5 pm),

Situated in d'Arcy Doyle Place, Nicholas Street, Ipswich
CBD. PO Box 191, Ipswich Queensland 4305. Phone 3810 7222 or fax
38120428. Email:

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Hot Air Balloon Flights

Enjoy The Magic & Adventure of Ballooning over the beautiful Valleys of the Scenic Rim & the heritage city of Ipswich. Imagine floating majestically and effortlessly over the picturesque countryside of SE Qld. Admire the breathtaking views as they gently unfold before your eyes. Possible views from the balloon include: the city of Ipswich & its classic Queenslanders & heritage buildings & homes, Flinders Peak, Mt. Walker, the Great Dividing & McPherson ranges, Mt. Tamborine, Moreton Bay, the skyline of Brisbane, Mount Coot-tha, D'Aguilar range, Wivenhoe Dam, the Brisbane, Fassifern & Lockyer Valleys, the Brisbane & Bremer Rivers. Flight times are about one hour and include a Champagne Breakfast & Flight Certificate.

Floating Images - 259 Junction Road, Karalee Qld 4306 Australia
Telephone: (07) 3294 8770
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Nerima Gardens
Located next to the nursery in Goleby Ave, Ipswich.
Admission is free
Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 3.45pm, Sat, Sun & Public Holiday until 5.45pm
Enquiries: Ipswich City Council
(07) 3810 6810

Edna & John From New Zealand Enjoying Nerima Gardens
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Woodend Nature Centre

The Woodend Nature Centre is located on the banks of the Bremer River close to the Ipswich CBD. A Flying Fox colony roosts along a gully in Woodend as part of the reserve. The Woodend nature reserve was established in 1994.There is a large viewing deck, which allows excellent viewing of the flying foxes colony. Prime viewing time is fly out, which is late afternoon to dusk. To arrive at the Woodend nature Centre leaving Ipswich CBD towards Harlin Rd, In the Suburb of Woodend and turn into Williams st. Parking is provided for up to 8 cars.

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