Vintage and eclectic: Explore Ipswich’s CRAVE trail

A new trail featuring the best of Ipswich's vintage, handmade and eclectic stops is luring visitors to the heritage city.
08 Feb 2020
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer


Follow Ipswich’s vintage and eclectic CRAVE trail

Ipswich is a city with more than its share of creative energy and it’s all showcased in a vintage/artisan trail that visitors to the region can explore.



There are more than 20 colourful businesses from across the wider region that form the CRAVE trail of all things creative, retro, antique, vintage and eclectic.

It’s a suitably fabulous fit for the heritage city, home to more than 7000 heritage-listed sites, with its many specialist retailers in the vintage scene and also in upcycling and furniture restoration.


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Among those involved is Robyn Dennis at The Art & Craft Cottage (pictured above) who often sees visitors from as far away as the Gold Coast and Maleny at her shop which is packed with a massive array of yarns and craft items.

Many visit for Saturday morning craft sessions then venture out for coffee at one of the cafes in the Top of Town precinct.

“CRAVE I think is very exciting as there are just so many unique things this region has to offer in the way of antiques, vintage and craft,” she said.


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The trail includes vintage specialists such as Ipswich Antique Centre (pictured above), Scotland Yard at Marburg and The Vintage Advantage.


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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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