Day-tripping to Marburg in the City of Ipswich

The town of Marburg lies in the city of Ipswich, halfway between Brisbane and Toowoomba along the Warrego Highway. To drive to Marburg from Brisbane takes about 45 minutes.

The town has many heritage buildings in its main street including the Marburg Hotel which was built in 1879. It draws in visitors from far and wide, especially for its amazing Sunday lunches.

Right across the street is Scotland Yard Antiques. The store has been open for about 30 years and is one of the last antique stores in the area.

For ideas of where to eat in Ipswich: Where to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Just outside of town there are several great attractions worthy of a visit. Haigslea ‘EWE Nique’ Hobby Farm welcomes guests to spend time with a menagerie of cute and cuddly animals. There are alpacas, goats, sheep, chickens and the list goes on. Delicious morning teas are also offered. To keep the farm experience manageable, guests must book in advance.

For more day-trip ideas: Luxury experiences in the City of Ipswich

Finally, a wonderful place to base yourself is at the nearby Woodlands of Marburg. It’s listed by the National Trust and was once a 19th Century Plantation Owner’s residence. Nowadays it hosts weddings, corporate retreats and functions. It also offers the most elegant accommodation in the area. On-site is also the Tommy Smith Café which is open for breakfast and lunch, Wednesday to Sunday. It’s also available for weddings and functions.

Head to the Discover Ipswich website for more ideas of things to do in the City of Ipswich!