Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia.
It is located approximately 40 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Brisbane.
1. Diverse Range of Attractions in Ipswich
Attractions include the Ipswich Art Gallery, D’arcy Doyle Place, Queens Park, Nerima Japanese Gardens, the Workshops Rail Museum, steam trains, more than 500 parks, wineries, and cafes, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centres.
2. It’s a Hub of Festivals
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, Winternationals car drag races, a round of the V8 Supercar series, the Ipswich Festival and Ipswich Show.
3. It has Jets
Amberley an outer suburb of Ipswich is the location of the RAAF Base, and home to australia’s squadron of F111 jets. These aircraft are famous for their spectacular dump and burn routines at air shows.
4. A Booming place to live near Brisbane
Ipswich is centrally located in the booming south east Queensland region of Australia. To the east is the capital city Brisbane, and to the west are the rural and agricultural areas of the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys. The city is ideally positioned on the national road network – 40 minutes drive from Brisbane, an hours drive from the Gold Coast and 60 minutes drive from domestic and international air and sea ports. Many locals buy caravans to make the most of the great SE Queensland location. Ipswich comprises an area of 1207 square kms and has a population of 145,000 people. Ipswich enjoys a subtropical climate and is a safe, friendly and multicultural city. Residents come from 115 different ethnic backgrounds, speaking 84 languages.
5. Queensland’s Oldest Provincial City
Ipswich is Queensland’s oldest provincial city, and 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 is an exciting place to live, work, invest and visit. Education plays an important role in the local economy with two universities and a wide choice of private and state government schools. Ipswich is alive and leading the way in tourism, sport, industry, technology, education and residential development.