Ipswich’s Must Try List for 2019


The Bakehouse Steakhouse
Yes, you read correctly – the Bakehouse Steakhouse is back. Enter the pink door nestled within the historic 1800’s brick façade and you will find a steakhouse like no other. As the next chapter begins, experience the delights and excitement of a unique steakhouse experience. Whether you remember it from the 70s or are a newcomer to the Bakehouse Steakhouse experience, it is a place where everyone from families to friends are welcome. (Pro tip: it makes a good place for Instagram content!)

Costco Bundamba
Oh Costco, is there anything you don’t stock? From groceries and confectionary right through to appliances, television and media, automotive supplies, tyres, toys, hardware, sporting goods, jewellery, watches, cameras, books, housewares, apparel, health and beauty aids, furniture, office supplies and office equipment, Costco is known for carrying quality brands at very affordable prices. The catch? You do need a membership to visit, which can set you back around $60 per annum and the opening date for Bundamba still hasn’t been confirmed.

The Soul Nook Collective
Have a big event in 2019? Look no further than the Soul Nook Collective. With their Luxury Bell Tents & Pop Up Picnics, they can cover a wide range of small events, like Girls Days, Bridal Suites, Birthday Parties, Romantic Picnics, all with a unique difference. Perfect for those who are bohemian at heart, or want to create a unique experience for their guests in 2019!

Springfield Central Library
Much more than your average library, The Springfield Central Library is a place you must try in 2019. Located within the Orion Springfield Central shopping precinct, is the newest branch of Ipswich Libraries providing a bright, fresh space where members can learn, enjoy and relax.
It features a STEAM-powered Maker Space with a Virtual Reality Room and an Augmented Reality Sandbox providing a hands-on digital experience to delight young and old.
The new library also boasts a wide range of resources including adult and children’s books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs and audio books, plus The Market Place where members can explore hand-curated collections to find just the right book.

Murder Mystery Train Trips
Take a murder mystery vintage train ride in the newly restored Sunlander Dining carriages of the 1950s for a new night of fantasy and mystery in Murder on the Rails!
The latest interactive murder mystery is set in 1965, in the days of the ‘Underbelly’ gang feuds.
Guests get to work out ‘whodunnit’ with the assistance of Officer Rhodes as the train passes on a twilight journey through the scenic surrounds of the Swanbank Branch line.
The evening commences upon boarding the train, which has been stopped enroute to Brisbane due to a murder of a young man having been discovered on the tracks ahead. Also joining the train here are four mysterious new passengers who each have a connection to the deceased.
Then over dinner in the vintage dining carts the audience plays detective, trying their skills at solving the murder. Was it the Bikers or perhaps the pair of Mods?
Guests will be treated to a full onboard dinner service with entree, main and dessert, as well as a wine and spirits service.