"IPSWICH - OLDE WORLD CHARM HERE!" Ipswich by balhannah

Ipswich Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 55 photos

A thriving city & Heritage experience!

If you are following my 11,500km trip, our next TOWN is ROSEWOOD

Ipswich is Queensland's oldest provincial city.

Located only 40 minute's from central Brisbane it is the perfect place for a day's adventure.

There is the Greg Norman designed Golf course of the
Brookwater Golf Club, a picturesque and challenging Championship course.

What I really like, is discovering the city's graceful colonial homes, superb old churches and historic sandstone buildings, there are so many, and most people have taken pride in keeping them painted and looking nice.

You will see many different designs, either on a heritage walking tour or by
just driving around the city.

You can easily spend a full day here!

Ipswich under water in January 2011

Unprecedented rainfall, caused the Bremer river that runs through the city of Ipswich to break it banks and flood the Ipswich CBD and low lying areas.
Lots of homes have only their roove's showing, some not even that. This is the same flood that hit Brisbane and devastated the city. The water has receded, and left on top of the house are a couple of steel container bins! Hard to imagine!

My prayers go to all these people that have been devasted, and I have done what I can to help these people .

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely heritage city
  • Cons:Can be very hot in summer, and very cold in Winter
  • In a nutshell:A good city to see historic queensland homes
  • Last visit to Ipswich: Dec 2013
  • Intro Updated Dec 18, 2013
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  • JulieJueletha's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Beautiful architecture in the home on the opening photo. Very nice

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    Great page about old charming town. I enjoying in reading your travel stories! I would like to visit one day. Thank you for sharing!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Dee, great page!! Ipswich looks like great little town to visit. I love Queensland architecture and your opening photo of a beautiful home is a real winner!! I'd love to visit the Nature Park and see a Bilby (I hope they have a successful breeding program). Japanese Garden is also lovely! There is sure a lot to offer the visitor here!

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Looks like they've got some nice preserved history here. If you visited in 2012, and the big floods happened in 2011, that must be that many of these historic structures survived the flood?

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jul 18, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      Lovely homes here, most of these are in the hilly area of Ipswich and not by the River.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    If I could only have more years to get out and down that way to see all the variety of wonders. Keep showing me the great sites.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      May 28, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Oh well, At least you can travel virtually! Am away at the moment so will catch up with your new pages a little later.

  • Anniko's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Hi Dee ... Thanks for the tip on the Ipswich Nature Centre ... My husband went to a speciality garage sale in Ipswich (plastic model kits) but I wasn't interested, so had to think of something for me to do ... then I read your pages on Ipswich ... I've driven past Queens Park many times, but never knew about the nature centre ... so I went there with camera in hand ... and wandered through all the toddlers and prams ... I really enjoyed looking at the animals, and have even written a review on it ... Thanks again!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    Ipswitch certainly does look lovely, esp with the colorful colonial homes.

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    I checked out your train museum tip and compared it to the Didcot Train Museum which cost £5 for non steam days or
    £8-9 for steam days. Instead of Thomas the Tank Engine they have Peppa Pig days though they do tell you when.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Mar 30, 2013 at 2:12 AM

      I wouldn't recommend this one, too expensive and not enough for your money. A good idea to tell you when the trains are done for the children. The best Train museumI have seen, is at Port Adelaide. The one at York comes in 2nd.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Hi Dee, Beautiful Queenslander. Next time I am in Brisbane I will visit Ipswitch.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Dee, lovely little page about your adventures in Ipswich. I would love to visit the Railway Museum, but definitely only on a day when the trains are not decorated with "Thomas the Tank" faces. *winkygrin*

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Nov 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

      It really did spoil it for us. An excellent train museum is at Port Adelaide in South Australia, the best I have seen so far anywhere in the world.

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