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.
Providing excellent short or long term accommodation to both business travellers and visitors, Oaks Aspire sets the benchmark for contemporary studio, one and two bedroom apartment accommodation.
This modern apartment hotel's facilities include a gym, lap pool, sauna and spa, meeting and business facilities, broadband access, and more.
Ideally located in the centre of Ipswich's eclectic Central Business District and close to the city's burgeoning corporate hub, Aspire combines contemporary style and technology with spectacular views of the parklands and the river.
Whether you are visiting for business or leisure, you are perfectly positioned to access all that Ipswich has to offer....
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.
Motel Monaco is always a popular choice if it's comfortable, budget accommodation you want in Ipswich. It's just a three-minute drive from Ipswich town centre and the same distance to the award-winning Workshops Rail Museum. The motel is also a few minutes' stroll to the hub of Ipswich shopping, the bustling, undercover Riverlink Shopping Centre which has 150 specialty stores. For meal options, there are restaurants and take-away food outlets nearby.
Importantly for car travellers, Motel Monaco guests enjoy free parking, and inside your air- conditioned room you'll receive complimentary wi-fi and Foxtel pay television as well as the usual motel facilities such as towels, linen, fridge and tea and coffee making supplies. You can also make use of a shared laundry.
Children under two stay free of charge if using existing beds, and there's a lovely park and playground directly across the road for them to run off all their energy. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor pool and barbecue facilities, making Motel Monaco great value for its reasonable rates.
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.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay that's quiet yet still within cooee distance of the Ipswich Central Business District, Rosehill Apartments tick all the boxes. Located in the attractive suburb of Eastern Heights, you'll have the advantage of a residential feel while being within a few minutes' walk to the acclaimed nearby attractions of Queens Park, the stunning Japanese Nerima Gardens and Ipswich Nature Centre.
Rosehill Apartments are at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac on an elevated property that offers a spacious one and a half acres of leafy surrounds. Situated one kilometre from the Ipswich Central Business District, there are beautiful views out to mountains in the distance and at night you can see the lights of Brisbane.
There are three fully furnished two bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a queen and two single beds, fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus a carport. All units are air-conditioned and linen is supplied for your stay.
Sit on the balcony, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, soaking up the view while you plan your activities. You'll see why people who have stayed speak highly of Rosehill Apartments' comfort and handy location, and why they'll return....
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....
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....
Springloaded Trampoline offers kids and kids at heart an ideal way to bounce off all your excess energy just a hop, skip and a jump from the Ipswich Central Business District at West Ipswich. The popular trampoline park offers visitors of any age and skill level several varieties of trampolining fun, with its specially trained court attendants making sure everyone has a good time, with safety just as high a priority as the fun factor.
Only the best gymnastic-grade materials are used at Springloaded Trampoline, so feel free to bounce away to your heart's content on the Performance Tramps, Platforms (with walk-up walls), the free Bounce Open Play Area, and the Foam Pits. And speaking of hearts, trampolining is great low-impact exercise that's beneficial for your heart, with the added benefit of burning off kilojoules. Who knew losing weight could feel this exhilarating?
Springloaded Trampoline is a popular venue for self-catered birthday parties and they also offer gymnastic classes, so instead of having the kids bounce off the walls at home, bring them along. And if you're not jumping yourself, you don't pay.
Bookings are essential....
Located an easy five minutes drive from Ipswich Central, the Haig Street Quarry Bushland Reserve offers a family friendly setting with spectacular views of the Scenic Rim. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful wildflower display in spring, moderate level walking tracks along with Willy Wagtail and Bearded Dragon circuits, and the water birds around the pond....
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....
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.
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....
One of Australia's best known sculptors, Daphne Mayo, is believed to have created the Booval WWI memorial while apprenticed to Ipswich monumental mason Frank Williams. The memorial, a slightly smaller than life-sized soldier standing on a plinth, was unveiled on 15 February 1919 by Governor Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams.
The marble and granite memorial honours the 221 local men who served during WWI.
A committee representing the Ipswich suburbs of Booval, Silkstone, Newtown and Raceview had raised £499 through entertainment and public subscriptions during the previous year. A voluntary 'working bee' had prepared the foundations.
War had delayed Daphne Mayo from taking up a travelling scholarship and she bided her time learning the art of carving with Williams. The Booval statue is attributed to her because of timing and the strong resemblance it bears to a model she made. Its style echoes Williams'.
Mayo's work includes the Brisbane City Hall tympanum and the Queensland Women's War Memorial in Brisbane's ANZAC Square.
Plaques honouring 16 local men who died in WWII as well as tributes to later conflicts have since been added....