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Basin Pocket: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bob Gamble Park - River Heart Parklands


In recent years, Ipswich has really made the most of its river with fabulous new attractions such as Bob Gamble Park. The previously unused riverbank areas along the Bremer are now home to the River Heart Parklands, of which this was unveiled as Stage 2.

Bob Gamble Park, with its shade sails, has all you need for a cooling day out, with a zero-depth water park for the kids to splash around in and even ride their bikes through, and play equipment including a climbing spider. There's a 25-metre flying fox so youngsters can practise being Tarzan, and swings suitable for toddlers right up to long rope 'logs' for groups to ride. Add to that the thriving Discovery Forest with balance beams, forts, wooden totem poles and a bridge across a dry creek bed, and you won't be able to drag yourself or the kids away.

There are ample picnic and barbecue facilities so everyone can satisfy the appetite they've built up with all of that energetic fun. Well-maintained toilets and showers are also on hand to make your day out one of complete contentment and comfort.





2 Blackall Street
Ipswich City, QLD, 4305

Located 1.3K from Basin Pocket

The Workshops Rail Museum


The acclaimed, award-winning Museum should be on every Ipswich visitor's to-do list. Steeped in history - it was once the workplace of over 3,000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers' Building - it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present.

The old boilershop houses the museum, where you're dwarfed by beautifully restored locomotives and carriages, and where kids and kids at heart will marvel at Queensland's largest model railway featuring detailed real-life scenes of the state.

The interactive Nippers' Railway will keep youngsters enthralled for ages with activities such as driving a train and collecting tickets, and a popular exhibit for older ages is the Diesel Revolution where you take the controls of the diesel locomotive simulator. You can also soak up the romance of a bygone era walking through an historic refreshment carriage, or peer into the opulent Vice-Regal carriage to see how the Governor travelled.

Heritage Railway Workshops tours happen twice a day, and the place is packed during school holidays, with the popular Day out with Thomas programs running during the winter school holidays.




North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.3K from Basin Pocket

Ipswich Riverlink Shopping Centre


Riverlink is Ipswich's main shopping centre, hosting major stores Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi. Mini majors include Best and Less, Healthyworld Pharmacy and JB HiFi while some 140 specialty stores complete the retail mix.

Located on the banks of the Bremer River, Riverlink is a heritage site and a short walk to the city's CBD across a purpose built walk bridge.

The centre is also home to Limelight Cinemas, boasting "The Lounge" which is serviced by catered dining and luxurious seating.

A restaurant precinct overlooks the river reflecting amazing sunsets and at night, becoming a romantic and magical sight. It's the perfect place to dine, particularly in the warmer months when cooling breezes from the river chase the heat of the day.

The site was originally Ipswich's first railway workshop and even today, beautiful old steam trains are shunted across the river, passing between Riverlink's two shopping malls. It's a real treat for shoppers to see these old beauties and many photos are taken.

With over 2,800 car parks (most of them undercover), it is a convenient destination and is also serviced by an on site bus interchange and taxi rank with a short walk to the railway station.




Corner Downs St and the Terrace
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.5K from Basin Pocket

Basin Pocket: Events

A Room for Wild Animals


Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer.

In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.

Today they speak on behalf of their living relatives, teaching us about wildlife diversity around the world, and invite us to think about animal habitat protection and conservation.

The exhibition features a lion, tiger, jaguar, cheetah, polar bear, brown bear, black bear, moose, buffalo, deer and antelope.

Included with Museum entry.


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North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.2K from Basin Pocket

After Dark: Science Fusion


Eats, beats, and drinks - see what really happens at the Museum after dark.

Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join them for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner chic geek. Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows. You will have the opportunity to hear from the science experts, experiment with technology, kick back to live music, indulge your tastebuds and see the Museum like never before.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Aug


North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.2K from Basin Pocket

National Science Week: Wild


Celebrate National Science Week at the The Workshops Rail Museum with a range of activities and programming aimed at kids and school groups. Additional programs will run alongside their exhibitions to get your little ones inspired by science!

For schools (free of charge, weekdays 14-18 August):
Wild Rangers Wildlife Encounters Show
Animal Academy: Animal Adaption Workshop
Think Like a Scientist: Classification and Biodiversity Workshop

For kids:
Creation Station
A Room for Wild Animals Exhibition
Big Mammal Trail
Animals Match-Up Trail

Note: All activities are available for visitors to enjoy, but school groups must make a booking to attend the two workshops. See their website for further prices, ticketing and information.


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North Street
Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.2K from Basin Pocket

Grandchester Express


Get on-board this return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station. Add Museum entry and make a whole day out.

During this two and a half hour return trip, passengers have the option to disembark at Grandchester station and explore the grounds, watch the locomotive be uncoupled from its train and ran around for its return trip.

Bookings are essential and passengers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Departs and returns to The Workshops Rail Museum platform.

Departure time: 10am

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours


Event Dates
2017
      30th Sep


North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.2K from Basin Pocket

Museum Twilight Markets


The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination!

Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

Torchlight tours will be running throughout the evening at a cost of just AUD10 per person. Limited spots are available with bookings available on the night.

Presented in partnership with BrisStyle.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Aug
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      15th Dec


North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.2K from Basin Pocket

Christmas Express


Join Santa on a festive return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station.

Departing at 10 am from the Museum platform, enjoy a 2.5 hour journey through the scenic countryside.

When you arrive at Grandchester station, see the steam locomotive turned around for the journey home.

Bookings are essential and passengers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Departs and returns to The Workshops Rail Museum platform
Departure time: 10 am
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours


Event Dates
2017
      9th Dec


North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 1.3K from Basin Pocket

Basin Pocket: Travel Tips

Ipswich Visitor Information Centre


The Ipswich Visitor Information Centre is located at Queens Park on Queen Victoria Parade in Ipswich.

This multi-award winning Visitor Information Centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and travel planning. With a Team of passionate, knowledgeable locals to provide insights into the things to see and do in the Ipswich region, a visit to the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre is a must.

Included in a long list of visitor services are a free booking service for accommodation and tours; a great selection of souvenirs and local arts and crafts; free parking for cars, caravans and coaches; cafe for light refreshments; and free wi-fi internet access. There's even a shower for the long-haul travellers.






Queens Park,
14 Queen Victoria Parade
Ipswich City, QLD, 4305

Located 1.7K from Basin Pocket

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