Rob Williams

What's on in Ipswich this week

A QT guide to the best events across the Ipswich region this week.


Nature Walks

  • Purga Nature Reserve   
  • Daily 6am-6pm

GET out into nature and explore a landscape that is home to one of the most endangered trees in Australia.

The swamp tea-tree grows only in pockets in south-east Queensland and is found in abundance at Purga Nature Reserve. Walking trails allow for easy exploration and walkers also have the chance to spot local wildlife such as wallabies and koalas.

For more information, visit

Behind the Lines

  • Ipswich Art Gallery
  • Daily, 10am-5pm

A selection of 80 of the best cartoons from 39 cartoonists.

This exhibition displays some of Australia's most controversial cartoons that test the boundaries of free speech and the freedom of the press.

Ipswich Nature Centre

  • Queens Park, Goleby Ave   
  • Tuesday-Sunday, 9.30am-4pm

SEE an array of Australian wildlife including rock wallabies, bilbies, emus and wombats or check out the reptile area. Ipswich Nature Centre sits in the heart of Ipswich and has called Queens Park home for more than 80 years.

Take note of the rotunda that serves as the entrance - it dates back to 1891.

Entry is free but gold coin donations are appreciated. Phone 3810 6666 for more information.

Aging Stronger, Active Longer

  • North Ipswich Reserve Corporate Centre, The Terrace
  • Every Friday until March 18, 9am-12.30pm

SENIORS can come along and learn about and experience a variety of physical activities.

They will also learn how to adopt a nutritious diet and maintain good health and wellbeing.

Further information, 3810 6646.


Steam Train Sundays

  • Roma Street Station   
  • Sunday, 10.15am

BUY your tickets for The Workshops Rail Museum's Steam Train Sunday. The popular steam train returns to the track from this week until December for one-hour trips through Brisbane in heritage style.

Now in its seventh year, the steam train ride isn't running out of puff, with more trips available than ever before, departing and returning to Roma Street station at 10.15am and 11.40am on selected Sundays.

For more information call 3432 5100.

Police light up highway with road safety operation

Police light up highway with road safety operation

Spreading the road safety message was priority for police

Risque glamour on menu as burlesque dancers come to Ipswich

premium_icon Risque glamour on menu as burlesque dancers come to Ipswich

Burlesque performers to move into Ipswich social scene

Tricks of the tradies to meet shortage

premium_icon Tricks of the tradies to meet shortage

Schools seek to meet the state's trade skills shortage

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