While away the time with holiday planning

Some people have some extra down time on their hands... So why not spend it holiday planning!
06 Apr 2020
Josh Kerr, Ipswich Trekker

In these rather interesting times of social distancing and fear we find ourselves trapped at home without a lot to do or much money to do it with. So when the clouds part and the prison doors roll back open again we’d better be ready.

Therefore I do believe the only logical course of action at this moment is to spend the extra down time we have now, mindlessly making plans for later. Because let’s face it, there will be life after Corona.

So what to do when the first humans emerge from their bunkers into the post pandemic, Mad Max Earth? Well I have a few suggestions that you might like to take into account while you’re holiday planning.

Summer Land Camels

Who doesn’t like camels? Oh, lots of people. Well let’s change some minds!

From ice cream to camel feeds, guided tours, a café and even an assortment of self-care products. It’s a bit cliché, but there’s genuinely something for everyone at Summer Land Camels.

The guided tours are of a particularly high calibre and you’ll be sure to end up recommending this one to a few friends.

Seraphim Escape 3

We do in fact have our very own escape room in Ipswich and it’s pretty damn good if I do say so myself.

With three unique rooms to choose from and regular scenario updates, if you want to reconnect with your loved ones and practise a bit of team building after being isolated for the last few weeks, I can’t think of a better way of doing so.

Ipswich Nature Centre

Animal Encounters is part of a new series of guided experiences in Ipswich, which offers the chance to get up close and personal with some of your favourite Australian mates at the Nature Centre.

It’s also a fantastic point of reference to start rebuilding society and you can be sure the pool of potential prospects will be made up of like-minded individuals with excellent taste.

Don’t forget to have a peak at some of our other guided experiences while you’re here.

Ghost Tour at the Ipswich Cemetery

It turns out that Brisbane Ghost tours operate significantly within Ipswich and one of their most enthralling experiences is the evening tour of Ipswich Cemetery.

Spend a night with our resident undertaker, Jack Sim and both immerse yourself in a bit of history while learning about some of the darker tails of Ipswich’s past.

Flinders Peak is waiting

I’ve done plenty of writing on all the wonderful places to hike in Ipswich, so I won’t harp on about it too much.

But basically, you want to get yourself over to here or here at a minimum. Option three is syncing up a set of VR goggles and walking on a treadmill while clicking about on street view.


Maybe you’re like me and have been withering away on house arrest, nothing but oats to sustain you and no one but a particularly cheeky shih tzu for company.

Then it could be a good call to vacate the shelter and re-enter civilised society with a platter of different dining options. See here for some of the finest joints in town to chow down and re-ignite your pallet.

What’s that? My list isn’t big enough?

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Josh Kerr Ipswich Trekker
Josh ‘The Bear’ Kerr, is an Ipswich local, hiker, tour guide, photographer, fitness instructor and most recently, Ipswich’s Google Trekker. Having grown up in the area since age 7 and quickly becoming involved in the outdoor scene, he would eventually put these skills to good use trekking almost all of Ipswich and its surrounds for Google Maps. What would ensue, is some of the most comprehensive mapping of any city in the southern hemisphere, from our historic streets and suburbs to our most rugged mountain peaks. “After 8 grueling months and over 3 million steps, Ipswich is finally on the map!”

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