A stunning full service restaurant offering the finest local produce prepared to the highest quality and attentive service professionals will create a dining experience to be remembered.
Open plan design that leads to the impressive Terrace Bar is where all the action is, ideal for after work drinks, meet up with friends or to watch the big game on our 4 meter outside LED screen.
Stage and outside bar will have you partying to all hours and Jimmy?s Sports Bar and Gaming Lounge is where you can try your luck or have a punt.
A café and designated kids play area is perfect to catch up for a coffee while the little ones play, and Function room that can cater for your small get together, business meeting or extravagant celebration.
Orion Hotel truly is ?for every occasion?.
Springfield Lakes Hotel offers stylish, comfortable and very handy accommodation just 20 minutes' drive from Ipswich Central Business District and 30 minutes from Brisbane. Situated in the heart of Springfield Lakes and close to shops, the hotel has 20 rooms which are serviced daily, some of which have lake views. Brookwater Golf Course is a few minutes away as is the popular family fun spot, Robelle Domain, with its huge Orion Lagoon and playground.
If you'd like accommodation in a convenient but quiet setting, a lap pool, exercise room and access to a laundry, Springfield Lakes Hotel ticks all the boxes. There's also the BLVD - the in-house restaurant - offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a 16-seat boardroom, making it a popular venue for conferences during the week while weekends regularly host wedding parties.
Rooms are either a King Room or Executive Suite - with a separate bedroom and a sofa bed so that it sleeps four - and there's also a wheelchair-friendly Disabled Access room. Complimentary secure parking and free wi-fi round out the package.
If you're into local history and traditional craftsmanship then put a visit to Ipswich's historic Cooneana Homestead on your itinerary. Home to the Ipswich Historical Society and Spinners and Weavers, Cooneana Heritage Centre houses historical photographs, memorabilia, artefacts and mining displays that showcase the rich and diverse history of Ipswich - Queensland's oldest provincial city.
Explore Jim Donald House - a fine example of a Workers Cottage - which has been faithfully restored and furnished to reflect the period - 1890s to early 1900s - when this architectural style was popular. In the classroom area of the museum. children can experience an olden time classroom complete with "engraved" wooden desks and slate boards - a great experience for school groups. Ipswich's important mining history is also represented with indoor and outdoor exhibits and the traditional crafts of spinning and weaving can be seen on Thursdays.
Cooneana Heritage Centre is open every second and fourth Sunday of the month from March until November inclusive, from 10am to 2pm. Regular trading hours include Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm....
Every first Sunday afternoon of the month from 2pm to 5pm they have their acoustic Didgeridoo Jam in the Park at Didgeridoo Festivals HQ in Bellbird Park. Come in and have a jam or bring a blanket and relax, kick back and listen to a mix of instruments combined with the Didgeridoo. They are a didgeridoo community with a unique gathering of instruments surrounded by gum trees and friendly wild life. This is a free non alcohol community event that is child friendly....
If you're in or near Ipswich, the kids don't have to drive you wild jumping all over the furniture when Just Jump Trampoline Park and Play Centre gives them hours of fun.
Located at Ipswich suburb, Redbank, an easy half-hour drive from the Brisbane Central Business District, Just Jump offers one hour sessions for a small cost. The good news for mums and dads is that there's a cafe on-site so you can sit back, relax and watch the youngsters burn off the energy.
All you have to do for a bouncing good time is bring your socks and you're off! For the admission price, you have an hour of Trampolining and unlimited Indoor Play, which includes Jumping Castles, Imagination Play, Slacklining and Ballsports. If a child is two or under, an adult can join in the jumping fun and pay just for the child.
Just Jump Trampoline Park and Play Centre is a popular spot for fully catered birthday parties, and they also offer hot food platters. There's a discount for group bookings, group fitness classes and upstairs is a gym, Just Sports n Fitness.
In the Ipswich suburb of Ebbw Vale, the memory of young men cut down in their prime in WWI lingers by a football field. The AL Petrie soldier statue memorial was originally unveiled near Ebbw Vale railway station on 14 May 1918. It was relocated in 1969 to Ebbw Vale Memorial Park, once known as the Whitwood grounds, named after a local colliery which had fielded two soccer teams since the 1890s.
Among the 22 names of those who enlisted in WWI are soccer team members William Jeffrey, Peter Jeffrey, H Mills and LW Breslin.
Unlike other states which favoured more architectural monuments, many Queensland communities chose the soldier statue for its traits of youth, masculinity, loyalty, bravery and innocence.
Soccer is still played on the grounds, along with cricket, softball and touch football and major community gatherings....