A 20 minute drive from Ipswich on the Warrego Highway at Marburg, The Girls' Coffee Bar has a loyal clientele drawn to its great coffee and delicious food offerings. As part of Phippsy's complex - a popular stop for drivers halfway between Brisbane and Toowoomba - this charming little eatery has al fresco and indoor air-conditioned dining.
Open for Breakfast, Lunch seven days a week, The Girls' Coffee Bar's Breakfast specialty of Eggs Benedict is a firm favourite - poached eggs, locally baked ham on homemade dark rye toast with a tasty hollandaise sauce. The wide range of open grills, wraps, salads and homemade Gourmet Pies are also much loved, while sweet-tooths won't be able to resist goodies like the Caramel Swirl Brownie or Choc-Ginger Cheesecake. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available, and jams and honey can be purchased.
Coffee is supplied by Melbourne-based company, Amanti, with 'The Girls' using the blend which has a tangy flavour and lovely, light lingering after-taste. Early-morning commuters make use of the 'Text Ur Coffee' by ordering via their mobile phones and picking up their caffeine fix 15 minutes later. For something a little stronger, the caf?/restaurant is fully licensed....
For a fun and adventurous day out, you can't go past Ipswich's National Paintball Fields at Blacksoil on the Brisbane Valley Highway - a 15-minute drive from Ipswich and just over half an hour from the Brisbane Central Business District. The family-owned Paintball Fields have 23 acres of lush fields so you can enjoy a safe adrenaline rush overseen by referees.
Whether it's for a family outing (for over 15s), birthday party, group celebration or corporate event, you're guaranteed to have a day to remember in one of the largest skirmish and paintball fields in Australia. There are eight different themed concept fields, with forts, tournament field, bush fields, open playing fields and more. Once you check in and are provided with your overalls, goggles and breast vests for women, you're ready to splatter paint at your rivals! They have a package and catering tailored to suit your needs.
National Paintball Fields is also licenced for Archery Tag - a game played similar to dodgeball but with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows. Suitable for 10 years and over, an Archery Tag birthday party will be a hit with kids and adults alike!
Spice up your visit to Ipswich with a thrilling tour of a lifetime courtesy of an unforgettable Pterodactyl Helicopters experience. Just imagine the excitement as you lift off, with friendly Captain Mike Jarvis taking you over the Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Logan and Redlands regions.
Choose from adrenaline-charged offers, such as the Helicopter River Run - a low level flight winding along the Brisbane River - or combine dining out or a trip to a winery with the Pterodactyl experience. Packages include the Wine Tour to several local boutique wineries with lunch provided, and the Country Pub Crawl where you drop in to authentic Aussie pubs to sample the beer and have some great tucker. Now, that's travelling in style!
Why not impress your partner with a romantic lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale or the historic Woodlands of Marburg? Or get a large group together for an adventure helicopter tour? With the ideal flying conditions in and around Ipswich, Pterodactyl is the perfect way to take in a birds' eye view of the historical city and its picturesque surrounds. A special time is between September and November for the purple beauty of flowering Jacarandas