Ipswich Experience

What’s a wonderful way to appreciate Queensland’s heritage city of Ipswich? Take to the skies with local hot air balloon operator, Floating Images.

Graeme Day has 25 years’ experience flying hot air balloons, and much of that is in the Ipswich region.

During an early morning flight over the city, you’ll see heritage homes and buildings, the Bremer River, landmarks like the Workshops Railway Museum – as well as country scenery to the Scenic Rim, Somerset region and beyond. Floating Images is the closest hot air balloon company to Brisbane – only 30 minutes away.

If you’re rising at dawn to take a balloon ride, it’s worth considering staying overnight. Quest Apartments has comfortable studios – and a choice of one, two or three bedroom apartments. Best of it, it sits right on the doorstep of the city heart.

That’s where you’ll find The Cottage Restaurant – a beautiful, fine dining establishment set in a 156 year old heritage home. The home was a girls’ boarding school in the 1800’s but today it’s in the hands of Angela Naoum and her chef husband, Mark.

Head to Discover Ipswich for inspiration and information on everything to do and see in the Ipswich region.

Floating Images
259 Junction Rd, Karalee
3294 8770

Quest Apartments Ipswich
3813 6000

The Cottage Restaurant
108 Limestone St, Ipswich
3143 2644

Discover Ipswich