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June 15, 2020 Visit STH Pacific & Oceania No Comments Email Email

Tourism experiences are once again opening up in Ipswich thanks to the easing of restrictions.

Sip and Dip Paranormal Experience

Sip and Dip are running classes again bookings needed.  They are also kicking off paranormal painting sessions where you paint The Scream at the Goodna Cemetery and then Pariah Paranormal will conduct a paranormal investigation.  Light refreshments are included, BYO chair.

Contact Jaana Brown on 0438 758 269

Beer Tasting Tours

Ballistic Springfield are launching beer tasting tours to take you behind the scenes of the brewery, while they’re not open for dining just yet, the tours will run in the afternoons between 2pm and 5pm.  Bookings through their Facebook page.

Contact Wade Curtis on 0400 170 347.

World’s First Drive-In Monster Truck Show

To celebrate the relaxing of covid restrictions the Tivoli Drive In Theatre and Tivoli Miracle Centre have come together with long time partners in entertainment KC’s Fireworks for a night family fun and entertainment – drive in style.  Bring a car load for $120, stay in your car for the entire show and even order food to your car!  Gates will open at 4pm on Friday June 12 for the event with the show starting at 5.30pm.  Listen to live music from the Miracle Centre bank, an uplifting message from Paster Joel Shaw and live performances from Ipswich Ovation Arts, before the headliner Monster Freestyle Showdown.  There will also be an amazing fire and light illuminations and fireworks!  Also in the show is The Human Inferno a 16 year old who rides his motorbike through walls of fire!

Contact Tivoli Drive In 0488 848 654

Here’s what’s open:

From this weekend you’ll be able to visit The Llama Farm or Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby farm to visit and pet the cute animals.

Contact Shane Hancock from The Llama Farm on 0403 284 665 and Penny Allen from Haigslea Ewe Nique Hobby Farm 0410 487 263

The Workshops Rail Museum is opening up for annual pass holders from June 13 and from June 15 for everyone else.  You just have to book in.

Contact Louise Whitlock 3232 5100.

Floating Images are flying the hot air balloons again from June 16 for family groups and individuals 8 ppl per flight at this stage.

Contact Graeme Day 3294 8770

Ipswich Art Gallery is opening on the June 12, bookings are essential.

Contact Carly Morrissey 3810 7712

Hardings Paddock is open for camping from this weekend but it’s BYO toilets and cooking (BBQ facilities and toilets are shut)

Contact Carly Morrissey 3810 7712

JulesArt is opening for art classes on June 13. And booked gallery visits.

Contact Julie Maddocks 0408 158 356

Limelight Cinemas are open for private bookings up to 20 ppl $25 per person – cost includes a $10 food voucher.

Contact Alexis Poulsen 0466 111 102

Pterodactyl Helicopters will fly again from this weekend doing heli-pub crawls and winery tours as well as private Brisbane River experiences with The Soul Nook Collective bell tents and picnics.

Contact Brendan Parker 0418 878 707

Seraphim Escape Rooms are open from this weekend for bookings.  Two scary rooms available and one kid friendly room.

Contact Keziah Jarret 0433 948 338

Hidden Vale Adventure Park has been open for a little while now allowing people to go mountain biking and has seen a surge in clients.

Contact Hayden Brooks 0414 343 579

Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa is open for massage and beauty and clients have been coming back in droves.

Contact Sonja Glinster 0412 838 811.

Willowbank MX are open for dirt biking action and have seen people very keen to get back into the sport.

Contact Ineke McMahon on 0400 781 916

Accommodation is open again also.  Including farm stays like TallaValley B&B, Keira Farm, Quest Ipswich and Springfield, Oaks and Spicers Hidden Vale – and deals can be had!

Restaurants are open for dining in again

See who’s open for dining in here: https://www.discoveripswich.com.au/whos-open-for-dining/

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Ipswich Nature Centre will open in school holidays

The Ipswich Nature Centre will open for booked animal encounters during the school holidays.  While it is a paid experience the ticket price will be $8 for everyone and a family pass for four is $30.

Queensland’s newest camping park opens

The Ipswich region was set to welcome a new accommodation experience to its mix with the opening of campgrounds and a caravan park at Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, in the southern town of Peak Crossing right before Covid hit.  Now the camping ground is planning on opening in the June/ July school holidays.

With wallabies hopping about and koalas to spot, it is a great place to take some time out surrounded by Australian bush, including a number of conservation areas.  Caravan clubs are welcome, as well as mums and dads wanting to give the kids a taste of nature, yet still have creature comforts such as laundry facilities, WiFi and even a number of private bathrooms.

To make life easier, Ivory’s Rock will be offering a number of rent-a-tents, where all the hard work is done for you, arriving to a fully made up tent complete with beds and linen. These tents are priced for couples, but up to two small children can also be accommodated in the double-sized tents.

The 600 hectare property backs onto Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate (Mt Flinders) and the Ipswich-Boonah Trail. For the first time, walking trails around Ivory’s Rock itself will be open to the general public, with campers and caravanners able to explore the private property and take in spectacular views.  Being just a few kilometres off the main road between Ipswich and Boonah, the campground makes for an ideal base for drives around the Ipswich and Scenic Rim regions.

The caravan park and camping ground will take guests between Thursday and Sunday nights.

Famil opportunities available.

Contact Beck Black 0416 027 979

New guided walks available

Two night time walks were set to be available before Covid restrictions for visitors to explore Ipswich’s conservation estates under the guidance of Ranger Jody and Ipswich Trekker, Josh ‘the Bear’.  They were postponed but are now ready to roll with bookings opening up for the experiences once again.

Ever wanted to explore the walking tracks after dark and experience the magical City Lights from the best vantage points at White Rock – Spring Mountain?

Or perhaps explore the night sky during astrological events under a full moon, meteor shower or just spotting the odd shooting star at Mt Flinders on a Starlight Trail? Guided Trail Walks of Ipswich opens up these amazing conservation estates to the public after hours.  Learn more about the history, flora and fauna of each location and enjoy light refreshments at the summit and lookouts. Bookings essential – contact Ipswich Visitor Information Centre on 07 3281 0555 or visit DiscoverIpswich.com.au

Contact Carly Morrissey 3810 7712

For famil opportunities and images contact Carly Morrissey

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