Great Queensland Getaways you can do near Brisbane

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15 Oct 2021
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

The Great Queensland Getaway has sold out! The Great Queensland Getaway is now sold out and promo codes can no longer be redeemed in any of the getaway zones.

If you’ve been dreaming of an adventure, a bit of rest and relaxation or just some time with the family, now’s the chance to get your experience at a great price.

The Queensland Government has launched the Great Queensland Getaway campaign offering Queenslanders the chance to grab discount vouchers for tourism experiences around our great state.

We’ve rounded up the best ways to use your Great Queensland Getaway vouchers in Ipswich. Discover what’s on offer below…

How do the vouchers work?

The vouchers are valid to use for tour and attraction packages for 50% off the purchase price (up to $100) – making now the best time to book your dream adventure.

But hurry because the deals end at 6pm on October 31 or until sold out, whichever comes first.  Once you’ve received a voucher code you will be able to book straight away until sold out (you will have to book your travel for use between 18 October 2021 and 23 January 2021.)

You will be able to register for your voucher here from 9am on Monday October 18.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Great Holiday Getaway | Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Wake up early to catch the first rays of the sun as you float away blissfully over the Ipswich countryside.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights are an impressive way to start the day and finish with a delicious breakfast at the popular Fourthchild Cafe.

Use your voucher to take 50% (up to $100) off your booking.

Ghost Tours Ipswich

Great Holiday Getaway | Ghost Tours Ipswich

Get ready for a night of thrills as you learn chilling tales about Ipswich’s dark history on a ghost tour of the Ipswich CBD or cemetery.

Use your voucher code to take 50% off a Haunted Ipswich CBD Ghost Tour, Ipswich Cemetery Ghost Tour or Goodna Cemetery Haunted History Tour.

Ghost Tours Ipswich thoroughly research all their stories to bring you the most interesting and haunting histories, this tour is not suitable for kids under the age of 10 as some of the stories can be frightening, scary or distressing to young children.

The Soul Nook Collective

Great Queensland Getaway | The Soul Nook Collective

Set in the grounds of the old church at Marburg you can indulge in a family styled picnic or a luxury couples picnic at The Soul Nook Collective.

Treat your loved one to a luxury styled picnic setting for two people.  The picnic includes a luxury setting, grazing box, refreshments and a flower bouquet.  With your voucher you can get $100 off the picnic which is usually $199.

Take the family on an adventure to the historic town of Marburg, located half way between Brisbane and Toowoomba and indulge in a beautiful styled picnic for two adults and two children, with plenty of space for the kids to run around and enjoy.  With your voucher you can get $100 off the picnic which is usually $249.

The Llama Farm

Located in a picturesque section of Pine Mountain in Ipswich you’ll find Queensland’s largest herd of llamas.

At The Llama Farm you can book onto a morning farm tour or in the afternoons take a llama for a walk on a lead – and get 50% off with your voucher code.

Also at the farm are donkeys, goats, giant rabbits and camels!

Hidden Vale Adventure Park

Great Holiday Getaway | Hidden Vale Adventure Park

Explore Hidden Vale Adventure Park’s world-class trail network on one of their Pedal Assist eBikes and shuttle to the top trails on-board their CanAm vehicles.

The deal is 50% off (up to $100) on all hires and shuttles.

And once you’ve had enough riding you can stay at the onsite eco cabins or book for a night of luxury at Spicers Hidden Vale resort next door.  Lunch or dinner at the onsite restaurant Homage is also a must do!

Didgeridoo Festivals

Great Queensland Getaway | Didgeridoo Festivals

Men and boys of all ages are invited to book in to make their own Didgeridoo!

You will be guided step by step through the process of making your own quality eucalyptus Didgeridoo to take home.

Didgeridoo Festivals only uses quality Red Box and Yellow Box Eucalyptus logs are used; they are seasoned and ready to be carved.

The Didgeridoos are authentic and naturally hollowed out by termites. All equipment, tools and safety wear are supplied as well as lunch.

The workshops run from 10am-4pm daily.

Seraphim Escape Rooms

Great Queensland Getaway | Seraphim Escape Rooms

Book in for a night to remember as you and your date try to beat the executioner at one of the Brisbane region’s scariest escape rooms – and take 50% off the price with a Great Queensland Getaway voucher.

This tour includes dinner at Dovetails Restaurant and an escape package for two.  Enjoy a delicious 4Hearts share board full of wings, sliders, bao buns, onion rings and more plus a glass of wine, schooner of beer or soft drink.

Then head over to get a shot of adrenalin at Seraphim Escape Rooms as you work together as a team to find clues, solve puzzles, unlock locks, and try to escape your game before your time runs out!

Seraphim Escape Rooms have two scary rooms and one Christmas themed room that is great for those that can’t do the horror theme.


EWE Nique Hobby Farm Haigslea

Great Holiday Getaway | EWE Nique Hobby Farm Haigslea

Take the family for a visit to see the cute farm animals at Ewe Nique Hobby Farm.  You can pet and feed them as you wander around the special enclosure and learn about their habits and traits from farmers Penny and Dave.

For $75 (usual price $150) you will receive entry and morning tea for a family of six, two animal feeds per child, and a Ewe Nique T-shirt for each child!

Watercress Creek Olives & Lime Tour

Great Holiday Getaway | Watercress Creek Olives & Lime Tour

Book in for a farm tour at the working olive and lime farm Watercress Creek Olives and Limes.   Farmer Bernie will take you for a walk through the olive grove and lime orchard, where you can learn about local history and produce.

This working farm offers visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand country life 10 minutes from the Ipswich CBD. There are a variety of trees as old as 350 years, 1000 Olive trees and 800 Lime Trees.

Tour add ons include $10 tastings of the products produced on site, $15 morning or afternoon Devonshire style tea and $35 three course lunches.

Taste the produce, stay for Devonshire tea or lunch and visit the farm gate shop to stock up on olive oil, jams and relish.

Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa

Great Holiday Getaway | Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa

Indulge in a massage or facial package at Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa and get 50% off.

V8 Race Experience

Great Queensland Getaway | V8 Race Experience

Put yourself in the driver’s seat as you race around the iconic paperclip track that the likes of races like Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes have driven on.

With your voucher take 50% off the price of a V8 Race Experience and score a free in-car video.

The V8 Race Experience has new purpose built Mustangs to drive as well as Ford and Holden models – which one will you pick?

VIP Animal Encounters at Ipswich Nature Centre

Great Queensland Getaway | VIP Animal Encounters at Ipswich Nature Centre

Enjoy an upgraded tour to meet your local zookeeper! Learn first hand what happens in a keepers day and enjoy personal encounters with the animals at the Ipswich Nature Centre in this VIP guided walking tour for four people.

Learn about the important work the centre does to support the Bilbies. Discover what goes into caring for local wildlife, meet lovable barnyard animals, meet the keepers doing their rounds, and get to know all the local residents of the Ipswich Nature Centre by name.

The offer includes lunch and a drink at the Prince Alfred Hotel as well as a tour for four people for $100, usual price $200.

Summer Land Camels

Great Holiday Getaway | Summer Land Camels

Riding camels against the picturesque backdrop of beautiful Flinders Peak, is truly a signature South-east Queensland experience.

Feel the magic and serenity as you settle into a peaceful ride (just over an hour) around the picturesque 850 acre Summer Land Camel farm aboard a gentle camel caravan.

This is followed by a delicious breakfast at the onsite Homestead Cafe.

Use your voucher to take $100 off a Sunrise Camel Ride and breakfast for two.

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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