Ipswich is home to some of the best adventures South East Queensland has to offer! Ipswich has a variety of outdoor activities to suit the entire family, from hiking to floating with the clouds in a hot air balloon and inhaling the fumes from drag racers to cooling down in a water park. For your next family day out why not check some of the activities below to see where your next adventure awaits.
Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve is home to 15 International Mountain Biking Association rates mountain bike trails. The Reserve offers a variety of trails from easy to very difficult and is bolstered as an iconic riding destination in Ipswich. There are trails to suit all fitness abilities and recognise the Reserves historical significance. Visitors can take a walk along the Thomas Historical Trail and discover the rich history of coal mining, though the tunnels, mind shafts and relics of the three story “castle” which once towered over Blackstone.
Willowbank Raceway is at the top of any car enthusiasts bucket list. The raceway offers a year-round program of drag racing entertainment the whole family will enjoy. Home to the Winternationals, the largest championship drag race held outside of the United States, Willowbank also offers a variety of street-oriented events on a regular basis. This enables enthusiasts to try out the performance of their vehicles under safe, controlled conditions. Willowbank Raceway is the place to be for anyone looking to burn some rubber.
Taking in stunning aerial views of Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset and the Greater Brisbane Area, Floating Image’s Balloon Flights offer an extraordinary experience. With experience flying hot air balloons in France, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, New Zealand and now Australia, Graeme showcases 29 years of commercial balloon flying experience. There is truly no better way to experience the diverse landscape of Southeast Queensland. Floating Image’s Balloon Flights offer individual and group bookings to cater for you needs.
White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate offers the ideal mountain biking tracks for the whole family. The tracks are a great place for beginner riders to experience riding off the beaten path without worrying about obstacles or technical trail features. The trails at White Rock-Spring Mountain are multiuser trails and also open to hikers and horse riding. The Conservation Estate is open to everyone who enjoys the outdoor with picnic and parking facilities it is easily accessible to everyone.
The Splash ‘n’ Play Adventure Park located in Ripley is definitely worth visiting when the kids are at home next. The newly developed playground includes a giant twisty tube slide and interconnected sky tower. The older kids can play in the above ground rope skywalk and the flying fox, whilst the smaller kids have the seesaw, swings, and cosy dome cubbyhouse. The park also offers a splash of water to cool down during the warmer months. Curly fountains, streams, squirts, and spurts will keep the kids enthralled for hours. The park offers the perfect day outside with BBQ’s and picnic areas to ensure everyone is fed and hydrated after hours spent playing.
Built from 1978 to 1980s, the heritage listed Workshops Rail Museum has been transformed into a destination for the whole family. Step into history when you visit what was a workplace to over 3000 railway workers. The museum offers carefully restored locomotives and carriages where kids will marvel at the real-life scenes of the state. The kids will be further entertained by the interactive Nippers’ Railway, where they can drive trains and collect tickets. The Workshops Rail Museum offers tours twice a day and provide a spacious event venue for any occasion.
Formerly known as Tactical Ops Paintball, Valhalla Paintball offers 35 acres of natural bush and man-made paintball fields. The team at Valhalla are passionate about paintball and it doesn’t matter if they are hosting a teenager’s birthday party group or their first time paintballing, you can be assured you will be looked after at Valhalla Paintball. Valhalla Paintball offer adrenaline filled experiences for corporate groups, team building, fun, birthday parties, bucks parties and Christmas breakups. For the ultimate paintball experience make sure to check out Valhalla Paintball.
Spread across 24 hectares, Rebelle Domain, comprises of over 11km boardwalks, sporting fields, walking track and playground, as well as stunning new Orion Lagoon. Aimed at attracting the families, the parklands are the perfect spot to relax and unwind whilst the kids enjoy the playgrounds and water play zone. You can enjoy a picnic under the shade of a tree or enjoy the evening sound and light show. Robelle Domain really is the perfect place to relax take a break from technology.
Looking for a puzzle to solve? Look no further then Seraphim Escape Rooms Ipswich. Perfect for team building or spending time with friends, escape rooms are not always about escaping. Seraphim escape rooms offer a variety of adventurous puzzles, including murder mystery and defusing a bomb. Each room is themed to match the task at hand and creates a unique environment guests must immerse themselves in to solve the puzzle. With a timer on each room, group must work together to solve the mystery as fast as possible.