Chapel Woods Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated just 9km west of Brisbane CBD, with a feel of being in the country. The well appointed rooms have been carefully created , with privacy being of utmost importance. These stylish modern rooms enjoy flat screen TV with foxtel, free internet access, microwave, bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, and aircon. Having the bus service which takes you to the heart of the city located just 70m away is an added bonus. Enjoy a hearty breakfast overlooking the sub tropical pool setting whilst listening to the abundant birdlife. A short climb up Mt Cootha located right across the road will see you at the Summit Restaurant/Coffe Shop, where you can sip a well earned coffee whilst surveying Brisbane City at its best.
Leatherwood Lodge is luxury Brisbane accommodation uniquely situated on acreage just a 20 minute drive from the city center in the beautiful rural Brookfield valley. The award winning, architect designed Lodge is sited on a high ridge with stunning city and valley views. The four luxurious guest rooms are named after Australian artists and are individually furnished in the Biedermeier style with French and English fabrics.
If you're into local history and traditional craftsmanship then put a visit to Ipswich's historic Cooneana Homestead on your itinerary. Home to the Ipswich Historical Society and Spinners and Weavers, Cooneana Heritage Centre houses historical photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and mining displays that showcase the rich and diverse history of Ipswich - Queensland's oldest provincial city.
Explore Jim Donald House - a fine example of a Workers Cottage - which has been faithfully restored and furnished to reflect the period - 1890s to early 1900s - when this architectural style was popular. In the classroom area of the museum. children can experience an olden time classroom complete with "engraved" wooden desks and slate boards - a great experience for school groups. Ipswich's important mining history is also represented with indoor and outdoor exhibits and the traditional crafts of spinning and weaving can be seen on Thursdays.
Cooneana Heritage Centre is open every second and fourth Sunday of the month from March until November inclusive, from 10am to 2pm. Regular trading hours include Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm....
If you're in or near Ipswich, the kids don't have to drive you wild jumping all over the furniture when Just Jump Trampoline Park and Play Centre gives them hours of fun.
Located at Ipswich suburb, Redbank, an easy half-hour drive from the Brisbane Central Business District, Just Jump offers one hour sessions for a small cost. The good news for mums and dads is that there's a cafe on-site so you can sit back, relax and watch the youngsters burn off the energy.
All you have to do for a bouncing good time is bring your socks and you're off! For the admission price, you have an hour of Trampolining and unlimited Indoor Play, which includes Jumping Castles, Imagination Play, Slacklining and Ballsports. If a child is two or under, an adult can join in the jumping fun and pay just for the child.
Just Jump Trampoline Park and Play Centre is a popular spot for fully catered birthday parties, and they also offer hot food platters. There's a discount for group bookings, group fitness classes and upstairs is a gym, Just Sports n Fitness.
Recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 85 years of experience and 130 koalas. In 2015 Lone Pine was inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame for five consecutive years of excellence.
Interact with 100 species of Australian animals, with hands-on experiences and presentations. Hand-feed kangaroos and wild lorikeets, or get cuddly with a beautiful koala. Lone Pine is also home to two platypus, residing in a AUD1 million exhibit, who will entertain you with their playful antics.
Relax and take in the beautiful surroundings, while you use the free WiFi, which is available all throughout the park. Wireless phone charging stations are also available for customer use at no charge. Three new bloggers areas are now open, providing guests with comfortable seating, USB power stations and free, high speed WiFi.
Unwind with an organic coffee in the "Koala Forest" surrounded by 40 koalas, or catch the action in the Bird of Prey Free Flight Show! You can also enjoy a real Australian outback farm experience at the daily Sheepdog Show, performed by experienced award-winning sheepdog handlers and their loyal dogs....
In the Ipswich suburb of Ebbw Vale, the memory of young men cut down in their prime in WWI lingers by a football field. The AL Petrie soldier statue memorial was originally unveiled near Ebbw Vale railway station on 14 May 1918. It was relocated in 1969 to Ebbw Vale Memorial Park, once known as the Whitwood grounds, named after a local colliery which had fielded two soccer teams since the 1890s.
Among the 22 names of those who enlisted in WWI are soccer team members William Jeffrey, Peter Jeffrey, H Mills and LW Breslin.
Unlike other states which favoured more architectural monuments, many Queensland communities chose the soldier statue for its traits of youth, masculinity, loyalty, bravery and innocence.
Soccer is still played on the grounds, along with cricket, softball and touch football and major community gatherings....