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Within Top of Town are a bevy of character filled cafes, coffee nooks and a laneway bar.Stop here for coffee or brunch before heading off to explore, with the option to come back for lunch.One of its walking paths encircles an old disused quarry and another leads to a crude Triassic discovery hut with replica dinosaur prints.The main attraction however, are the water towers which can be climbed for the city's most stunning views – a 360 degree vista that takes in countryside, mountain ranges and the entire city.For coffee the best bets are Urban Pantry, a Byron bay style coffee bar and gourmet pantry that peddles delicious sweet treats and their own blend of beans Mudlark from a Byron bay roastery.Otherwise head around the corner to Ellenborough St where a charming Euro style laneway contains the seating for Rafter and Rose, a top notch cafe that also serves up delicious baked goodies, breakfast and lunch or funky Fourthchild.Well-preserved engines and carriages capture the romance of the vintage era of rail travel for general public and royalty and the interactive displays, films, simulated train driving and themed children's playground are but some of the attractions so set aside at least a couple of hours to really appreciate this one.Lastly, if staying late around late in the day, try some street food and drinks in the historic laneway cafe bar 116 Laneway and dinner next door at its Mehfil Indian restaurant.
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Not far away the Ipswich Antique Centre in a heritage-listed building is a great place to browse and has its own in-house cafe.
This bushland reserve just to the south and up the hill from the town centre sits atop a network of abandoned mine tunnels.
As well as a sensational children's playground it incorporates an enchanting Japanese garden – Nerima Gardens and in the heart of the park the Queens Park Café makes a great child-friendly casual dining option This delightful rambling mini wildlife zoo (also at Queens Park) is free to visit and consists of a well maintained labyrinth of wheelchair and pram accessible pathways and boardwalks that pass close by enclosures of an extensive range of native Australian animals, reptiles and birds as well as a little barn of baby farm animals.
Housed in Ipswich's 150 year old town hall, the Ipswich Art Gallery is one of Queensland's best regional galleries, showing a constant flow of touring expos as well as its own private collection.