Where to stay in Ipswich…

If you're visiting for CMC Rocks QLD or another event on in Ipswich find out where to stay below...
12 Oct 2022
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Whether you are visiting Ipswich for business or pleasure, coming for an event like CMC Rocks QLD or visiting friends and family there are multiple accommodation options available.

Best Western

Featuring an array of modern rooms with kitchenettes, a laundromat, wireless internet, on-site restaurant, cocktail lounge and an outdoor pool, this hotel has everything a traveller could ever need.

Best Western is close to the beating heart of the Ipswich Central Business District, there are a range of amenities nearby, including restaurants, takeaway food, medical facilities and walking tracks. 

Country Motel Ipswich

Ipswich Country Motel

Having recently undergone a refurbishment, the Country Motel Ipswich offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in Ipswich, close to major highways, roads and amenities.

The motel is also able to cater for tour groups, and can cater for large vehicles including buses, trailers and trucks with its free off-site parking.

There is also an on-site restaurant, Casa Mia, perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a bar where guests can enjoy an afternoon drink. 

Cumquat House

​Relax and unwind in the heritage city at this charming bed and breakfast. Built in 1914, Cumquat House features six rooms, each with its own king or queen bed.

It is also positioned close to a number of restaurants and attractions, such as Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the 88 Limestone Precinct, as well as the Ipswich Antique Centre.

Oaks Ipswich Aspire Suites


Located right next door to award-winning dining, in the city centre stands the the Oaks Ipswich Aspire Suites.  The apartment hotel offers one, two and three-bedroom rooms, has a gym, lap pool, spa and sauna.

Pocket Retreats

Take in the starry skies and explore the natural surroundings, including secluded access to the Brisbane River at this 120-acre working cattle farm.  There are two retreats to choose from at Pocket Retreats, the larger has a full kitchen, living room, covered deck, separate bedroom and bathroom.  The other is more compact but just as stylish with a fire pit outside and fantastic view to the river. 

Quest Ipswich

With 64 serviced apartments, including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as studio rooms, there is plenty of space and comfort for the whole family at Quest Ipswich.

Each room has cooking facilities, so you could make your own meals, or take a short drive or stroll into the Ipswich Central Business District to dine at one of the city’s fine restaurants and bars.

There is also an on-site swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, conference facilities and car parking. 

Quest Springfield Central

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Located in one of the fastest growing economic regions in Queensland, Quest Springfield is right in the heart of the bustling region, close to the Orion Lagoon, Robelle Domain and Orion Springfield Central.

Featuring a wide range of self-contained apartments designed to have a home away from home feeling, you will be left feeling refreshed after your visit. 

Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale

Located a short 30-minute drive from Ipswich’s CBD, Spicers Hidden Vale has all the comforts of luxury with true country hospitality. 

Featuring heritage cottages with one to four bedrooms, guests will have all the comforts of home waiting for them, not to mention their own verandah where they can view the stunning sunrise or sunset.

Diners will also be able to feast on an array of local ingredients at the award-winning restaurant, and enjoy activities such as bush walking, bike riding, swimming and croquet.

Springfield Lakes Hotel

Excitement and tranquillity awaits you at Springfield Lakes Hotel.  Guests can choose between an executive queen or executive king room.

There are also meeting and conference rooms for people away on business trips. 

Tallavalley Farm B&B

Enjoy country peace and quiet with an entire house all to yourself in this idyllic spot at Tallegalla, an ideal base for exploring the country towns of Rosewood and Marburg and the region’s many great walking trails. The three-bedroom two-bathroom Tallavalley Farm B&B is on a 50-acre working property and there’s a yard next to the house so you can even bring your dog and your horse! 

Urban Getaway

Urban Getaway is a luxury home away from home, perfect for up to 11 guests and located right in the heart of the Ipswich CBD. It features four bedrooms, each with bathrooms upstairs and an apartment downstairs that can be rented alongside the upstairs or as a standalone booking.

There’s also a deck with sweeping views and it is located right in the heart of town.

Woodlands of Marburg

Woodlands of Marburg suite

Step back in time as you enter this recently restored plantation-style mansion, which was built in 1889.

Offering an on-site restaurant and cafe, deluxe and executive suites, Woodlands of Marburg is ideal for short breaks or weekend getaways.

It is also a popular wedding venue as it features exquisite botanical garden surroundings, and an authentic on-site 19th century chapel. 

Budget friendly options…

Hardings Paddock

Camping at Hardings Paddock

For a more rustic experience book into Hardings Paddock right at the foot of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate.  Great for bird-watching, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding (BYO horse and bike).  You will need to bring your own camp shower and drinking water but there are camp loos available.  

Ivory’s Rock

Camping at Ivory's Rock

Immersed in nature with wallabies hopping around and koalas to spot, along with private bathrooms, Ivory’s Rock ticks a lot of boxes.  Add in mountain views, powered sites, Wi-Fi, bunkhouses and a rent-a-tent service where the staff will set up your tent and beds, and you’ve got a great location for all levels of camping.  The park is suitable for caravanning and camping and open weekends and school holidays. 

Motel Monaco

A three-minute drive to The Workshops Rail Museum and the Ipswich CBD means the comfortable and budget friendly Motel Monaco is a great choice for those wanting to be close to the action.  Kids stay for free if using existing beds and the motel is across the road from a playground. 

Rosehill Apartments

Sit on the balcony and enjoy the peace and quiet only a few minutes’ walk to Queens Park.  There are three two-bedroom apartments available, each with kitchen, laundry and carport.  Rosehill Apartments is in a quiet location and is not far from the Ipswich CBD.

Rosewood Showgrounds

The Rosewood Showgrounds Camping Facility is located 20 minutes from the Ipswich CBD and an hour from Brisbane in the RV friendly town of Rosewood.  The showgrounds have 16 powered sites with access to water and sullage and about 40 more unpowered sites.  It’s a great place to start exploring the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive and the nearby Grandchester Model Steam Railway.

You can also explore Ipswich and Brisbane using the nearby Queensland Rail Network.

Villa on Ferguson

If you’re budget conscious this affordable house is in a handy location in North Ipswich. Villa on Ferguson is an ideal option for those looking for a budget-friendly place to stay that still has plenty of room. It’s also walking distance to one of Ipswich’s favourite family destinations, The Workshops Rail Museum.  

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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