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How to spend a weekend in… Ipswich Central DAY 2 SATURDAY Knock off work early on a Friday, pack a bag and experience a weekend of fun, contemporary tastes and historical delights.

Top of Town


4.00 pm Start your weekend with tapas and

7.00 am Wake up at Oaks Ipswich Aspire Suites , overlooking the iconic St

11.00 am Challenge yourself at

Seraphim Escape Rooms . Voted as having one of the scariest escape rooms in South East Queensland. See if you can escape the Executioner's Toolshed.

cocktails at The Rusty Nail . Try their drink of the week and small bites including pork belly, arancini and more.

Mary’s Catholic Church . Take a dip in the rooftop pool before heading out for breakfast.

8.00 am

1.30 pm

Stroll up the street to leafy cafe Rafter and Rose to enjoy flower adorned house-made waffles served with ice cream, berries and edible flowers made hollandaise. Stock up on almond croissants, sour cream scones and other goodies for later as these sell fast. or their famous eggs Benedict with house-

It’s time to taste some of the craft beers that Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

6.00 pm Stop in for dinner at Bakehouse Steakhouse , next door to your accommodation for the night. You’ll love the chic vibe at this award-winning restaurant, set inside an historic building that was originally a bakery. You can finish your cocktail crawl here too.

create at 88 Limestone. Order an epic share board when you start

to feel peckish.

9.00 am Work off breakfast exploring Top of Town's heritage buildings, street art and boutiques. Don’t miss antiques at The Vintage Advantage , hand-made gifts at Embers & Twine and must-have accessories at Obsession Shoes Boutique . Walk down to Tulmur Place if you’re visiting when the monthly Handmade Expo is on (second Saturday of each month).

3.00 pm Walk over to the Ipswich Art Gallery to browse the collection and touring exhibitions on offer. On your way explore the street art trail to see huge colourful murals around the city.


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