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What’s new in the Heritage City | Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Festival of Horsepower

The Festival of Horsepower has kicked off with the Winternationals this week.  The biggest drag race outside of North America will see cars and bikes drag along the straight all weekend.  Find out more about the festival here: https://www.discoveripswich.com.au/festival-of-horsepower/

Celebrate world gin day

Imbibis Craft Distillery is celebrating world gin day on June 11 with the release of their new Heritage City Gin.  They will be open from 12pm-7pm for tastings and cocktails and will have live jazz music from 2pm.  The gin will be flowing, wine and beer will also be available for purchase and delectable grazing boxes available from Baked by Brooke.  There have only been 160 bottles of the new gin available, it will be available to purchase online at 9am on June 11.

Queensland Raceway to reveal renovations

On July 2 Queensland Raceway will hold an open day to launch the new improved facility – with new pit lane infrastructure, corporate suites, shaded seating and viewing areas, a new café and an loo upgrade.

There will be kids activities like face painting, balloon twisting and a jumping castle, plus a 100-car show ‘n’ shine.  See Matty Mingay  and the Hot Wheels Stunt Team, as well as past and present Supercar drivers with Q&A sessions.  There will be on-track displays and passenger opportunities with the V8 Race Experience, On Track Drift and 2-Up Superbike runs.

Racing legend Dick Johnson will re-open the main straight on the day.  And the only Aston Martin Vulcan in the Southern Hemisphere (1 of 24 in the world) will be part of the special day, with hot laps being actioned off, with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities in SEQ.

New interactive camel experience 

Summer Land Camels are excited to announce a new Interactive Camel Experience!  Get up close and personal with a camel at the world’s largest wild camel training facility.    Hear from one of the experienced and knowledgeable cameleers about camels survival superpowers and learn all about their unique and quirky anatomy.  You’ll get to pat and brush the camel and hand-feed a special treat. You’ll learn about their different personalities and the incredible bond that develops between camels and their trainers.  This highly entertaining experience will fascinate and educate and leave you with a new appreciation for the majestic, gentle animals. 

Winter Igloo Garden at the Mihi Tavern

The winter igloo garden is back!  Cosy up in your own private igloo and enjoy a delish menu boasting everything from smoked salmon, sliced rump, to barramundi; then end off with a delightful dessert tasting board including double caramel brownies and cheesecake. Top it off with an adult hot chocolate! Two hour bookings are from Monday-Sunday; choose either 5:30 pm or 7:45pm! Tickets are only $59pp and bookings are essential!

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail re-opens

After a spate of drenching rain, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail was opened again in its entirety today.  This means people can ride the 161km trail from Wulkuraka in Ipswich all the way to Yarraman.

More information about the trail online here: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/BVRT