For bed and breakfast accommodation in South East Queensland, Parkview Colonials in Ipswich is located close to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and numerous local, city and country attractions.
Since 1994, the comfortable colonial homes with ensuites and twin share rooms, have welcomed thousands of guests to an enjoyable stay, whether overnight or long term.
Located on Limestone Hill opposite beautiful Queen's Park with its flora and fauna, Nature Centre, playgrounds and Japanese Garden, Parkview is easy to find and adjacent to a variety of restaurants, fast food, shops, and the central business district.
Parkview is often chosen for garden weddings, as a photo venue for wedding guests during their stay. A bridal suite is also available. Overseas conference delegates also add an international excitement during occasional events.
Business people, tradesmen and service personnel are welcome. The host's flexible policy and local knowledge often help to make your stay easier and successful.
Hosts Elaine and Bruce Glass are readily available to help make your visit enjoyable, but respect your privacy and will not impose. Wood fires, air-conditioning, cable and remote controlled television, kitchen, laundry and facsimile are available for your comfort and enjoyment.
Metro Hotel Ipswich International is as central as it gets in the Ipswich Central Business District. Situated next door to the Ipswich Civic Centre and Market Square Park, the hotel is the perfect place to stay if you\'re in town for one of the large number of theatre and musical events in this arts-loving city. It\'s also a popular venue for wedding receptions and conferences. Then there are the heritage walks, with Ipswich being renowned for its well-preserved historical public buildings, almost on the Metro\'s doorsteps. \n\nThe six-storey hotel has tasteful minimalist décor, with some rooms having a view out to the stunning D\'Aguilar Range while others can see up to the landmark water tower on Denmark Hill. Apartments with kitchenette are also available, and the hotel offers complimentary undercover parking in addition to complimentary NBN-backed wi-fi.\n\nIn-house dining is a must at Harvest Restaurant and Bar, and Metro Hotel Ipswich International also offers room service, as well as being set amongst plenty of local cafes and restaurants within walking distance, including the award winning Pumpyard micro-brewery....
Ipswich Flag Inn offers 24-hour check-in, all ground floor units, close to CBD, shops and university. We recommend our spa suite that comprises a package deal of chocolates, champagne and a full cooked breakfast. We also have family units with full cooking facilities included. Ipswich itself is renown for its history, architecture, and scenic escapes. Take the kids to the Railway Museum, or go for a stroll in the Queens Park Nature Centre. Be amazed by the wonderful arts at the Global Arts Link Gallery or hear the engines roar at the Willowbank Raceway.
For an authentic heritage Bed and Breakfast experience in the centre of Ipswich, Marys Place offers old-fashioned hospitality in a charming and welcoming environment. Owner, Mary, has decked out the 1928 air-conditioned bungalow with antique furniture, traditional colour schemes from the original era, and quality linen. It's opposite Ipswich General Hospital and a short walk to Saint Andrew's Private Hospital.
Mary also adds some special personal touches, such as a cup of tea in bed in the morning. Or how about tea with chocolate before you head to bed after a hard day's sightseeing around historic Ipswich? She's happy to try and accommodate your heart's desires - whether it's to set the atmosphere for a romantic getaway or making special arrangements for hospital patients and their families.
Marys Place has a shady verandah, tea and coffee making facilities, kitchen and laundry, plus a very pleasant breakfast room with views to the city and mountains beyond. Choose from two Queen-sized and one Double room, with an antique Queen Anne bed, Australian Colonial furniture, Laura Ashley wallpaper and beautiful rugs.
Ipswich locals and visitors alike know that the go-to place for authentic woodfired pizzas and top quality pastas is Tomato Brothers in the Ipswich Central Business District. The restaurant is run by a couple and their daughter so it’s definitely a family affair, meaning they’re very family-friendly – as evidenced by their special Kids’ options such as the ever-reliable Ham and Pineapple pizza. Whether you decide to eat in or pick up some take-out for dinner, Tomato Brothers’ Italian delights will get your tastebuds dancing.
The eaterie makes their fresh pizza bases from scratch onsite and offers gluten free varieties as well. A favourite with regulars is the New Orleans with its combination of chicken, bacon, mushroom, sun-dried tomatoes and Cajun-flavoured potato, topped with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce. The Carnivore’s Feast Calzone – a meat lover’s dream – is also a hit, as is their Chicken and Pumpkin Risotto.
Tomato Brothers is a short stroll from several accommodation options in and near the city of Ipswich, which makes it an ideal place to eat if you’re in town. They also do takeaway banquets for functions and events....
For the tastes and sounds of New Orleans in the heart of Ipswich, Nu Orleans Bar Restaurant has got the authentic Bourbon Street ambience down pat. The popular meeting place offers live music from the Jeff Usher Quartet playing jazz and blues every Friday and Saturday night in the upstairs mezzanine, while the street level bar has videos of music greats. The function room can cater for up to 100 guests.
Cocktails include the Nu Orleans Sidecar – Brandy, Light Rum, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice and Grenadine Syrup – and you can also get Mocktails, Wine, Spirits, Beers and Ciders. Why not try some Tapas with it? The Nu Orleans Sliders feature Cajun Marinated Chicken, Smokey Bacon, Mozzarella and Horseradish Cream; or the Southern Style Potato Skins can be topped with Smokey Bacon, Chorizo and Mozarella.
Nu Orleans favourite Mains include the succulent Pork Ribs served with Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Beer Battered Fries and Salad. From the French Quarter comes Shrimp Nu Orleans – Broiled with Butter, Garlic and Spices and served with Jasmine Rice, while the Bourbon Street Chicken is marinated and grilled, with Tender Shrimp in a rich and creamy Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Mashed Potato....
The Cobb & Co Tourist Drive is a scenic route between between Ipswich and Toowoomba via the Lockyer Valley.
The drive celebrates the first mail route awarded to Cobb & Co in Queensland when, on January 1, 1866 the mail service commenced from Brisbane to Ipswich. Passengers and mail heading further west were taken from Ipswich to Grandchester (Queensland's oldest railway station) by train and then by another Cobb & Co coach for the rest of the journey to Toowoomba.
The drive follows the railway line and the original Cobb & Co route between Ipswich and Gatton. Just as Cobb & Co's passengers needed occasional stops during their journey, so do modern-day travellers. So, along the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive, three convenient locations in Rosewood, Forest Hill and Gatton have been designated Staging Posts.
All Staging Posts are situated where services, such as public toilets and the availability of food and drinks, are accessible seven days a week....
For entertainment of the theatrical or musical kind in Ipswich, the Ipswich Civic Centre has got a year-round program to please all tastes. The entertainment venue in the city’s heart has seen many great shows grace its stage – from Mary Poppins to the Imperial Russian Ballet, to country music stars Adam Brand and Beccy Cole, and even kids’ superstars, The Wiggles.
Ipswich Civic Centre provides light refreshments and main meals courtesy of Stars Café Bar for selected shows. It has ramp access entrances and an in-house lift to assist patrons of any mobility, and you can buy specially allocated wheelchair tickets. It’s also equipped with a hearing loop system and offers a reduced ticket price for registered carers who need to attend a show with a client or family member.
Things aren’t slowing down in 2016 with acts including Kate Miller-Heidke, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, a Queensland Theatre Company production, and A Tribute to Roy Orbison. All that’s left is to book, sit back and enjoy the shows!...
Floating Images is Brisbane's closest hot air ballooning company. Simply drive 30 minutes west of the Brisbane Central Business District to experience a 1 hour city and country balloon flight.
Passengers enjoy glorious views whilst floating majestically over the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside's. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane's big backyard from the air - with Floating Images!
You know you’re in good hands at Floating Images – Owner / Chief Pilot Graeme Day has over 25 years’ experience across 3 continents, with the last 15 years based in the local region, so he knows the weather, geography and history very well. They offer a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers, giving you their full personal attention.
Floating Images' flights are ideal for any visitors, families and friends. Balloon rides are a great way to celebrate one of life's special enquiries occasions, weddings, tick an item off your bucket list, incentive or reward your team on a corporate outing or simply just indulge and just spoil yourself.
For "the flight of your life" call or book online for flights, gift vouchers or enquires....
If you love discovering something a little different and eclectic when you’re shopping, Ipswich’s Top of Town fits the bill. This historical stretch of Brisbane Street bordered by Ellenborough and Waghorn Streets, has cafés, restaurants, vintage stores, clothing boutiques, a luxury massage/spa, homewares and collectibles on offer. You’ll be impressed by the original shop façades and heritage buildings such as the Old Flour Mill Building, designed by renowned architect George Brockwell Gill, and now a retail centre.
For sustenance, choose from Rafter & Rose Café, Nourish, Deann’s Coffee House, Cactus Espresso Bar, or Fourthchild Café and Restaurant. Pumpyard Bar & Brewery at 88 Limestone Street is the local place to be with its funky industrial décor and onsite-brewed craft beers.
Fashionistas will be obsessed with Obsession Shoes, which carries overseas cult brands, while Diamond Dames has custom-made and limited edition retro frocks and accessories. Other specialty shops are Daily Planet comics, C.J. Vogler & Son – a hobby and model store which opened in 1877 – and stylish kitchen and homeware store, Gemütlich....