Christmas wish list

Give your loved ones an amazing experience this holiday season with this xmas wish list, gift certificates available now!
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Helipicnic tour

The Soul Nook Collective

Book yourself the ultimate picnic experience with Pterodactyl Helicopters.  Fly to a romantic and secluded location on the banks of a river or stop at Woodlands of Marburg with a styled bell tent by The Soul Nook Collective.  Everything is taken care of, the food, the bubbles and the view.  All you have to do is sit back and relax.

Hot air ballooning

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Float majestically over Ipswich and surrounding countryside with Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. Watch the sunrise as you enjoy a once in a lifetime hot air balloon experience.  Take in historic buildings, farms and mountain views on their one hour balloon flight and breakfast package.  Top it all off with breakfast and bubbles.

Horsepower adventure

Ipswich trike tours

A great way to see Ipswich and surrounds is on three wheels. Jump on board a Brisbane Trike Tour and get your motor racing to a different beat on this guided tour.  


Another way to get the heart pumping is through a V8 Race Experience.  They make great Christmas gifts for the rev head in your life.

Tickets start at $199 for 6 hot laps.



Spicers Hidden Vale view

Spoil yourself and loved ones with a relaxing break at Spicers Hidden Vale, add on dinner at the award winning Homage restaurant and you’ve got a recipe for an amazing Christmas gift.

Or take in the history at Woodlands of Marburg with their resort style accommodation, onsite pool and grand mansion.  Take a mansion tour and enjoy a bite at the on-site café or spend the day exploring the town of Marburg.

Other options include historic Cumquat House, Quest Ipswich and Springfield and Oaks Aspire Ipswich.  See more options online

Day at the spa

new rooms

Spoil the special someone in your life with a gorgeous massage and spa voucher from Ipswich Massage and Herbal Spa.

They also have an exclusive line of beauty products available which would make a great gift.

Amazing dining experiences

Ungermann Brothers Ice Cream Parlour | Ipswich

Leave the cooking to someone else and treat your loved ones to breakfast, lunch or dinner in Ipswich. 

The 88 Limestone Precinct set inside the old Technical College is home to the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery which is famous for it’s locally brewed beers and epic chicken burgers as well as Dovetails restaurant

Dovetails has delicious oysters, scallops and steak on the menu.  Finish your meal off with a visit to neighbouring Ungermann Brothers Ice Cream Parlour and taste test their gourmet flavours including salted caramel, bacon and pecan; fairy-bread; and strawberry balsamic.

Or visit The Cottage Restaurant for a fine dining experience with Brisbane Valley quail on the menu, venison, confit duck and mouth watering 48 hour cooked pork belly or 72 hour cooked waygu brisket.  

Find more dining options online.

If you’re after something a little more casual book into one of Ipswich’s funky cafes like Rafter and Rose on Ellenborough St.  Rafter and Rose offer home cooked goodness like their pumpkin pie, gluten free eclairs and filled doughnuts. 

Read a list of 20 cafés you need to visit in Ipswich.

Escape room challenge

Seraphim Escape

If you and your little ones like puzzles then you don’t want to miss the Christmas themed escape room at Seraphim Escape

This family friendly room will have you working together to solve puzzles as an hour timer counts down, adding a sense of urgency to the game – which is even more fun. 

Seraphim Escape also have two scary rooms for the adults, which would also make a great gift.

Gift buying

Soul Sista

There’s actually a whole strip of great shopping options in the Top of Town including cute baby and toddler shop Cute to Boot, handmade gift lines at Embers and Twine and fashion forward stores Soul Sista, Obsession Shoes and Oh Jo Jo Boutique.

If you still haven’t found the perfect gift check out Country House Gifts and Homewares, one of the largest gift shops in Ipswich with thousands of lines in stock from novelties, beauty, jewellery and new babies.

Head into the mall to find gifts at Trottie Beck and Ulli’s New Age Rockz.

Find great gifts for green thumbs at Trevallan Lifestyle Centre.

Travel a little further afield to Marburg to shop at eclectic boutiques The Soul Nook Collective and The Black 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 bestie Milly the Wombat, 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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