Choose your own adventure in the ‘Swich

Mix and match these adventures to create your perfect adventure.
16 Mar 2023
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

If your ideal holiday is an adrenaline-pumping adventure, then get your thrills right here.  Mix and match your choices to create your perfect getaway…

Hardcore Blasters

If you’re a paintball fan, then Hardcore Blasters will satisfy your action cravings.  Inside their dedicated indoor gel ball field you’ll navigate through rooms, take cover behind vehicles and blast your way through game modes including search and destroy, and more.  Their public sessions include entry, a gel blaster hire, full face mask and unlimited gel balls.

Stay at Oaks Ipswich Aspire Suites close to Hardcore Blasters and next door to the award-winning Bakehouse Steakhouse, a top spot for dinner and a sneaky cocktail.

Rage Cage Smash Rooms 

Rage Cage Smash Rooms Ipswich

Ipswich now has a safe environment where people can release tension, frustration and anger while smashing things!  Rage Cage Smash Rooms allow you to smash to your heart’s content including a number of breakable items including computer monitors, glasses.  You session includes safety gear a tub or crate of smashables and all the weapons or tools you will need.

Rampage Axe Throwing

Or you can try your hand at axe throwing with Rampage Axe Throwing.  There’s eight lanes of targets and the activity is suited to ages 12 and up.  You don’t need any experience throwing an axe either as there are coaches on hand!  The facility is located conveniently behind Rage Cage Smash Rooms.

Stay at Urban Getaway to be right in the heart of the city.

V8 Race Experience

V8 Race Experience

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to drive a V8 Supercar here’s your chance.  The V8 Race Experience puts you in the drivers’ seat with a professional driver in the passenger seat to give you tips as you take the iconic paperclip track at Queensland Raceway.  You can choose to drive in their new purpose built Mustang or Camaro or the legendary Falcon or Commodore.  You can also book hot laps with a pro driver to get the full experience.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Rise before dawn to experience a magical hot air balloon ride with Floating Images. With 30 years ballooning experience, owner/chief pilot Graeme Day will be your guide through the skies over the Ipswich region. See the sunrise as you float majestically over the countryside dotted with a patchwork of fields, nature reserves and views to the Ipswich CBD and Brisbane skyline. After you come back down to earth, enjoy a gorgeous breakfast prepared by Fourthchild Cafe. A Floating Images gift voucher is perfect for any special occasion.

Stay at Quest Ipswich and be close to your departure point for an extra half hour of sleep.

Go Karting

Go karts at Queensland Raceway

A brand new karting experience has launched at Queensland Raceway.  No bookings are required, you can simply turn up Thursday to Saturday 11am-9pm or Sunday from 9am-5pm, jump in a kart and have some fun.

The maximum speed of the karts is 70kmh and the track includes flat-out straights, high g-force corners, thrilling chicanes and challenging hairpins.  Races are $49, drivers must be 10+ years of age and a minimum of 150cm tall. 

Seraphim Escape Rooms

Seraphim Escape

Book in with a couple of friends, or your partner to see if you can escape before your time runs out.  There are two horror-themed rooms to try, the Executioner’s Toolshed and Atonement, two of the scariest rooms around.  There’s also a Christmas-themed room, for those looking for a milder experience.  Book for their ultimate date night package for a great night out, including dinner at the popular Pumpyard Bar before your escape challenge begins.

Stay at Country Motel Ipswich so you won’t be too far from the action.

Valhalla Paintball

Valhalla Paintball

Take an adrenaline-fueled adventure at Valhalla Paintball.  Set on 120 acres in a hidden valley, this paintball field is run by a former Aussie paintball pro with 12 game modes – including one where 20% of your group will start as zombies!

Motocross fun

Grab your bike and test out the seven professionally designed tracks for beginners all the way to advanced riders at Willowbank MX.  The recreational ride park for motocross enthusiasts is open most days, but bookings are essential.

Heli MTB

Pterodactyl Helicopters

Just like a scene out of a Bond movie, be delivered to Hidden Vale Adventure Park by helicopter, rent your mountain bikes and take the shuttle service to the highest downhill descent in SEQ.  The 500 Above trail is just as epic as you would imagine, a 7km continuous descent.  After your day riding, enjoy lunch at Spicers Hidden Vale, before being flown back.

Pterodactyl Helicopters also run heli tours that can take you to wineries and country pubs or just to Spicers for lunch…

Stay the night at Spicers Hidden Vale for the ultimate getaway.

For all the region’s accommodation options see our accommodation page.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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