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Destination guide

Find relaxing holiday homes to rent near Ipswich

Ipswich is a historically vibrant town and a southwest suburb of Brisbane. While it is near a large metropolitan area, Ipswich has a distinct architectural and cultural heritage with many nearby heritage sites. Within Ipswich, you’ll find a central business district, parks, an art gallery, the Bremer River and attractive landscapes. Ipswich offers a relaxing holiday with plenty of activities to keep you occupied. It’s no wonder that so many families, groups, couples and solo travellers choose Ipswich when they look for holiday homes to rent.

History

Explore Ipswich’s heritage sites near your holiday home

Ipswich was first settled in the early half of the 19th century because of its rich limestone deposits and coal. With accessibility to the Bremer River and railroad connectivity, Ipswich grew to industrial prominence and was almost named the capital of Queensland. Dedicated to the importance of the railway in Ipswich, The Workshops Rail Museum is great for all ages, with hands-on exhibits and historic steam engines. Ipswich’s Old Courthouse has been converted to a performing arts centre, where you can still appreciate its 1859 colonial architecture. The Ipswich Art Gallery is located in the Old Town Hall and is child friendly, and also provides a backdrop to much of Ipswich’s cultural history. One of the best historical overviews of the region you’ll find is the Ipswich Historical Society.

How to get around

Transport to and around your Ipswich holiday rental`

Ipswich is a very connected city that makes transport to and from your holiday rental a breeze. Most travellers visit from Brisbane, which is directly connected by the Ipswich motorway. You can find daily bus or coaches running from Brisbane to Ipswich. Additionally, other major highways connect Ipswich to Warwick, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba. The railway is another convenient mode of transport in and around Ipswich, with most trains leaving from the Ipswich Railway Station. Around town, you could hail a taxi or take advantage of the many bus routes. Some travellers prefer the freedom of a car hire, which is available to you in Ipswich.

Food & drink 

Taste delicacies of Ipswich near your holiday home

Like many Australian cities, Asian and European immigrants have shaped the food landscape. One such international delicacy is the Japanese-inspired tonkotsu ramen, which includes a boiled egg, bamboo shoots and seaweed, enjoyed miso or spicy. From the European continent, you can find the classic German bratwurst accompanied by sauerkraut or fries. Appropriate for the hot Ipswich days is a bowl of summer ale ice cream, which is made using fresh beer from one of the local breweries. Wine is a popular evening beverage, as the Queensland region has multiple wineries and vintners. Of course, the classic lamington cake is a favourite in Ipswich, made up of a light sponge cake coated in chocolate sauce and coconut.

Essential info

Key facts for holiday accommodation in Ipswich

Before you book your holiday accommodation, you want to have all the necessary information to maximise the enjoyment of you visit. Ipswich is a thriving city of more than 200,000 people. For your convenience, there is a Visitor Information Centre that offers Wi-Fi and provides maps, brochures and extensive information on what to do and see in Ipswich. The weather in Ipswich is lovely if you enjoy warm temperatures, as it is considered to be a humid subtropical climate. On average, summers experience 30°C temperatures with relatively high rainfall around 100 mm. If any medical or safety concerns arise, the emergency number is 000, and there are two major hospitals in the downtown area. Ipswich is considered a safe town, with hundreds of CCTV cameras, and is one of the safest suburbs in Brisbane.

Where to stay near Ipswich?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17 holiday rentals near Ipswich. From 5 Cottages to 10 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ipswich for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ipswich?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ipswich. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ipswich Show Society: 252 holiday rentals
  • Ipswich City Square: 326 holiday rentals
  • Ipswich Hospital: 273 holiday rentals
  • Ipswich Civic Centre: 295 holiday rentals
  • Limestone Park: 272 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ipswich listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ipswich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 5 Cottages in Ipswich. Our other popular types of Ipswich holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 10 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 5 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 5 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Ipswich?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 13 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Ipswich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.