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Experience the thrill of a lifetime driving a Holden or Ford V8 Race Car around the infamous Queensland Raceway in Willowbank!

We are one of the closest accommodation venues to Queensland’s premier race circuit – Willowbank. Just 10 minutes to the circuit where the biggest two & four-wheel events, in Qld, take place. This is the only location near Brisbane where you can drive on the same race track that international heroes do.


Gulf Western Oil  Winternationals

The biggest event of the year is back!! The Winternationals is the largest championship drag racing event held outside of North America, and is the final round of the Aeroflow 400 Thunder championships.

From the amazing Professional brackets through to Junior Dragsters, every bracket that competes for national championship honours will be represented at the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, with more than 500 cars and motorcycles from all over the country expected to be on track over four big days of racing. 



DATE CHANGE – Now to be held as a single event:

 2 – 4 August 2024

Rounds 5 and 6 will be an exciting July double header at Queensland Raceway – a venue which has proven to be both a fan and category favourite, facilitating the need for an extra weekend of track time at the renewed circuit.



August 24th & 25th –Lock it in! 

Across 2 Days, Saturday & Sunday you will see some of the Fastest Sport Compact Cars in the World racing to take out the Jamboree title, and break world records!

Australia’s biggest Sport Compact event on August 24th – 25th at Willowbank Raceway! 

Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum is a great day out for the whole family. The Museum is known for their school holiday activities such as Build it!, Circus Train, Toyland Express, The Great Train Robbery, and of course the iconic Day out with Thomas event (the biggest Thomas & Friends event in the country) that runs from Boxing Day every year until the end of January.

Ipswich Turf Club


Join us trackside for a perfect day of racing

Embrace the Ipswich Cup!

22nd June 2024 – Rich in history, heritage and horses there really is nothing like the Ipswich Cup. But it is more than a horse race; it is the social day of the year for the greater Ipswich region.

Parks and Gardens

For the families, there are many parks, gardens and attractions which are FREE.

The Ipswich City Council Animal and Bird enclosure is well worth a look, located in the Ipswich CBD, directly across from Queens Park


Spring Thunder

Round 6

Willowbank Raceway

Sept 21 & 22,  2024

The Arts

Ipswich Art Gallery is situated in the CBD and has regularly changing art and exhibits. It is interactive and child friendly with a dedicated hands-on Gallery just for children.


Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Experience the magic and adventure of a hot air balloon flight floating above the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane’s big backyard from the air!

Offering a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers ensuring absolutely everyone’s needs are catered for and you enjoy the experience you deserve. 

Receive a 10% discount on your accommodation when you choose to stay at Country Motel Ipswich when booking your flight.

Pterodactyl Helicopters

Since 2008, Pterodactyl Helicopters has been partnering with the best local cafes, wineries, restaurants, pubs, breweries, and accommodation places in southeast Queensland and Brisbane to put together a selection of once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tours and scenic flights, where getting there is half the fun.