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Newstead House, Brisbane

4.6
#4 of 21 in Historic Sites in Brisbane
Historic Site Tourist Spot
Take in an important piece of Brisbane history at Newstead House. The city's oldest surviving home has occupied its spot on the Breakfast Creek bank of the Brisbane River since 1846. Tour the luxurious, Victorian-furnished rooms and relax on the wide verandahs of this Colonial Georgian cottage. The site offers picnic facilities, and the area down by the river provides particularly pleasant al fresco dining beneath shady trees. Arrange your visit to Newstead House and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brisbane using our Brisbane holiday planner.
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4.5
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  • Fantastic history ghost stories, furniture and settings in this historic home beside the windy Brisbane river at Breakfast Creek where you can see the Ship Terminal and Gateway bridge in the distance ...  more »
  • Very well presented with many real old artefacts and the tour was well worth it too, lovely guide, so thanks a lot.  more »
  • Food trucks, wine, Newstead brews, jazz and smiling people coverage on the Newstead House gardens. A lovely way to spend a sunny few hours and a stroll along the river. Free and loads of local parking...  more »
Google
  • Love the gardens and that it is beside the river and i love the atmosphere i find it is intresting to read about the people that lived there and i love all the antiques
  • A lovey riverside location for a picnic, a breezy walk or some fitness if you're a local. Occasional events like Food Trucks & Jazz are also a treat. The house itself is probably not worth the trip if you are just sightseeing.
  • We had our wedding at Newstead House and we absolutely love this location. So beautiful, rich in history, helpful staff and just generally a nice place to be!
  • Went for the food trucks and jazz. Great location for a family picnic. Well presented historic home. I remember visiting this place almost 40 years ago and i still like it
  • I do Tai Chi next door

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