What’s on in July

From markets re-opening to carbaret shows, new guided walks and V8 Race Experiences there's a lot happening - find out what's on in July.
30 Jun 2020
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

After a few months locked down with restrictions a month full of events is sure to bring a smile to your face.  As restrictions ease in Queensland markets are back, theatre shows and even V8 Race Experiences!  Checkout this list of what’s on in July!

Guided bush walk at Ivory’s Rock

Guided bush walks at Ivory's Rock

For the first time walking trails around Ivory’s Rock itself are opening to the general public, with campers, caravanners and day trippers able to explore the private property and take in spectacular views!

In association with Horizon Guides explore the natural wonders of Ivory’s Rock peak with an experienced trail guide.

The first walk is being held on Saturday July  18.  To get involved book your ticket online and meet at reception by 8.30am.
The tour is about 8.8km long and takes about 4 hours.  Your guide will take you up to the saddle for BYO morning tea or an early lunch at the lookout and you then return along fire trails.

A moderate level of fitness is required and it is not recommended for children under 10.

The tip is wear good walking shoes, bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, snacks food/light lunch. A bush cuppa will be provided.

The cost is $75 per adult, $65 per child (10-15 years), to book your spot phone (07) 3077 9668 or email [email protected] (prepayment required to confirm booking).


Moto Ride Day

Queensland Raceway is planning on hosting its first moto ride day for a few months on Sunday July 19.  The day is aimed at providing a fun on track experience for all riders, from first timers to seasoned track day junkies! 

Friday Night Drift

Drifting at Powercruse

Test a new setup or just see how your car performs with Friday Night Drift practice at Queensland Raceway on July 24! 

V8 Race Experience

If you’ve been waiting to get behind the wheel of a V8 – now’s your chance as the V8 Race Experience returns to Queensland Raceway this month.  The first day since restrictions will be July 25.  Get your motor racing with this high-octane experience.

City Lights Guided Walk


Discover the White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate at dusk with this special guided night hiking experience.  Your guide will take up deep into the conservation estate during the City Lights Walking Tour @ White Rock Spring Mountain and Brisbane City will provide twinkling lights for your backdrop at the look out where you can refuel on delicious nibbles including sweets, cheese, crackers and drinks. 

Take in the landscape stretching from Springfield to Mount Coot-tha and the runways of the RAAF base at Amberley.  Switch on the torch for the hike back down and check out the furry and feathered locals along the forest floor and in the trees.

Tickets for this VIP guided night hike are $40 for adults and $25 for children up to 12 years old.  Family pricing is available.  The 3-4 hour hike is not recommenced for children under 8 years old.  BYO hiking shoes and a water bottle.

The next tour is being held on July 25, book here.

Ipswich Cemetery ghost tours

Cemetery ghost tour

For something a little different to do why not book into an Ipswich Cemetery Ghost Tour. 

Historian Jack Sim will tell you the haunted history of the cemetery on the edge of town, opposite the golf course and a former mental asylum.  For over 150 years this morbid museum of Ipswich’s past has grown to six acres and 30,000 lie there.

Hundreds of pioneers and their descendants rest in the black soil – all are equal now – businessmen, politicians, mothers, fathers and children. Their stories, recorded in stone, are both inspiring and tragic.

The next tour is on Saturday July 25 at 7.30pm.  Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for teens and $25 concession.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Enjoy a guided tour of Nerima Gardens before arriving at the tea house to view a traditional Japanese Tea ceremony.  You also have the opportunity to participate and light refreshments are served afterwards.  The next tour will be held on July 25 at 9.30am-11.30am.

Virtual Park2Park

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation is holding a virtual Park2Park on July 25-26.  Presented by the University of Southern Queensland the event can be completed by participants at any time over the weekend and you can choose your own distance and park to run.  Options include half marathon, 10 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 2.5 kilometres.

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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