Month: July 2017

White Rock-Spring Mountain from above

Ipswich first takes you on an aerial tour of White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate, as captured by @Bushies Untamed​. No wonder Ipswich is fast becoming the bushwalking capital of queensland. White Rock covers more than 2,500ha of bushland and is home to an amazing array of plants and animals. Just 20 minutes from the Ipswich CBD, the estate is perfect for hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (BYO horses), mountain biking and nature study. For the bushwalker there’s everything from a leisurely 200m walk to the more challenging 19km round-trip trail. You’ll need to allow about three hours for the 6.5km...

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Why people are coming to Ipswich: Agents share their insights

Want the inside word on the Ipswich property market? Five agents get the ball rolling by telling us why people are making the move to Ipswich. Trent Quinn, ithink Property: “The latest Population Growth and Forecast report from Matuski has identified Ipswich as a leading growth suburb in South-East Queensland. The city is experiencing an influx of new residents looking to take advantage of the benefits of Ipswich – the relaxed town feel balanced against everything a large regional centre has to offer. With this, as well as being strategically located to Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Gold and Sunshine...

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Ipswich on the big (and small) screen

Ipswich’s mix of old and new is a major drawcard for filming. Here are five productions that bring our city to the screen. 1. Inspector Gadget 2 (2003) French Stewart, Elaine Hendrix, Tony Martin Live action comedy that went straight to VHS and DVD. A car chase was filmed at Middle Road near RAAF Base Amberley. Those born after 2000 can learn more about the VHS format.   2. I Love Pop Music (2009) Ben Lee John Street in Rosewood features as the primary location in Ben Lee’s music video. The first single off Lee’s Rebirth of Venus album...

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Amazing animals caught on camera

Some of the coolest captures from the 2016 Enviroplan Photo Competition are inspiring more great shots this year.   The 2017 Ipswich Inviroplan Photo competition offers cash prizes and community recognition to the best photographers as they share the region’s natural beauty. You don’t have to be a pro to enter. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to take part. Entry is quick and easy. This year, there’s a new Instragram category, to go along with popular themes from last year:   Places This category welcomes images that showcase Ipswich’s wonderful natural areas. Landscape photos and images of...

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What’s the mystery, Bill? It’s Murphy’s law

It’s been years since Murphy’s Town Pub was this busy. It’s just gone 11 o’clock on a Wednesday morning. The familiar chime of the nearby Ipswich town clock rings out across the CBD, and already the pub’s bar and dining areas are a hive of activity. Upstairs is busy too. It’s not the regulars in today. They moved on long ago. Today it’s tradies, architects and heritage restoration specialists. They haven’t come for a quick schooner or two. Instead, they’re here for the painstaking job of returning the historic hotel to its former glory. Today we meet two of...

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