Each week, one lucky reader of Ipswich First news alerts will win – simply by being a subscriber! Not only will you get the chance to read wonderful stories about your city, you’ll be in with a chance of winning, just for being you. Every Friday at 2pm, a subscriber will be drawn at random, and contacted by email with details about how to claim their prize. It’s that easy.

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August 11:
Strap yourself in for a rock star ride

Pterodactyl Helicopters is an Ipswich tourism success story. Their group of friendly pilots know as much about Ipswich as anyone, and this is your chance to grab a friend and see from the sky how fast we’re growing. Take a joy ride over the city, and land in style for a pub lunch at Sundowner Saloon. It’s your chance to feel like a rock star!

August 18:
Spice it up with a hidden escape

Sneak away for a mid-week stay at Ipswich’s finest retreat – Spicers Hidden Vale. You’ll be treated to high-end luxury as a guest of the retreat, get to walk or ride the trails of the property, capture the sunset, and settle in for an evening of fine food. Your bed is just a stroll away.

August 25:
Fore! A swing in the right direction

Two people will be treated to 18 holes of prime real estate, and some of the best landscaping a golf course can offer. Brookwater Gold and Country Club is your host, and once the round is complete, there’ll be a lunch spread waiting, to the value of $100.

September 1:
A bird’s eye view of the city

You and a friend will meet in Ipswich and be taken to your amazing balloon with Floating Images. Watch the massive flight machine inflate, before taking a breathtaking ride through the valleys of the Scenic Rim, Somerset countryside and the heritage city of Ipswich. At the end of your journey, enjoy a restaurant breakfast. It’s a morning you won’t forget.

September 8:
Eat your way through the city

It’s a pretty simple concept. We give a lucky winner two vouchers, each to the value of $100. Spend one at Pumpyard Bar and Brewery, and the other at Dovetails Restaurant. Bon appetit!

September 15:
Start your engines …

It’s your choice – Ford or Holden. Either way, you’ll be taught how to handle the car, corner, brake and be given a rundown of the Queensland Raceways track before you’re strapped behind the wheel and introduced to your personal race driving instructor. It’s not a race, but there are no limits on speed and overtaking is common during this thrilling drive experience.

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