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The wildest nitro show on earth – Top Fuel Dragsters – are ready to blast into 2023 as round four of the Burson Auto Parts Australian Top Fuel Championship hits Willowbank Raceway Jan 6-7. 
 Top Fuel headlines the massive New Year Nitro line up that also includes Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Mod, Pro Stock and Sportsman categories. Joining the on-track action is a huge firework spectacular, show and shine, food trucks, more.



Queensland Raceway’s premier racing events with invited local racing categories showcasing some of the best drivers and cars in the state and from afar.

Regularly featuring Excels, Sports Cars, Production Touring, Queensland Touring Car Championship, Superkarts and more – the Queensland Racing Drivers’ Championship offers the closest and most exciting local racing in the region.

6th November  –  19th November   –  10th December

CMC Rocks 2023



Are you up for the Challenge?

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.


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.

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.

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.

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


Ipswich Turf Club


Join us trackside for a perfect day of racing

The Ipswich Turf Club is the home of the Ipswich Cup and so much more. Now boasting new horse race day stalls, refurbished track as well as impressive renovated facilities, the venue has something for everyone.

Embrace the Ipswich Cup!

17th June 2023 – 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.

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.


Air Tattoo

The Australian Defence Force will open the gates of RAAF Base Amberley to the public for the first time since 2008 this October as part of its 2022 Ipswich Amberley Air Tattoo.

The Air Tattoo, run in partnership with the Ipswich City Council, will take place on Saturday, 29 October and Sunday, 30 October, Defence has announced.

The event will involve flypasts over the base throughout the weekend, organised by the Royal Australian Air Force, as well as static aircraft displays on the ground.

Other items, including military equipment from across the ADF, will also be on display throughout the weekend.

Shannons Motorsport Championships

August 2023 – Dates TBC
Queensland Raceway

The best motorsport drivers and teams from around Australia will converge on the refreshed Queensland Raceway for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.

With plenty of different categories on show, it promises to be a motorsport event you cannot miss.

The Queensland Drag Racing Championships bring racers from all across the state to compete for a prestigious QDRC trophy and Track Champion status at Willowbank Raceway, delivering high-octane action for both racers and spectators. 

Next Date: 19th November 2022

Hosting championship racing for competitors across the QDRC SuperComp, QDRC Comp Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services QDRC Outlaws, Modified, Ultimate Financial Super Sedan, Prime Signs/Speed Ele Super Street, Neptunes Pool Care Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster and All Site Demo Top Sportsman brackets, the QDRC hosts on average more than 130 racers per round, with no shortage of thrilling action.