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Newstead House, Brisbane

4.6
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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 to visit Newstead House and other attractions in Brisbane using our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.
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4.6
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  • Didn't come here to see the house but lovely outside and surrounds within the park. Free parking available when visiting. Pleasantly surprised by the themed children's park. 
    Didn't come here to see the house but lovely outside and surrounds within the park. Free parking available when visiting. Pleasantly surprised by the themed children's park.  more »
  • So you do have to pay to visit but I think it’s worth it we really enjoyed the ability to go through at your own pace - make sure you go downstairs it was truly amazing to see!! 
    So you do have to pay to visit but I think it’s worth it we really enjoyed the ability to go through at your own pace - make sure you go downstairs it was truly amazing to see!!  more »
  • We arrived here accidentally as we did a long walk by the river. It is situated in between Brisbane City and the cruise terminal. The view is spectacular. Sit on the lawns or the seats provided and....  more
    We arrived here accidentally as we did a long walk by the river. It is situated in between Brisbane City and the cruise terminal. The view is spectacular. Sit on the lawns or the seats provided and....  more »
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  • Newstead House According to history, this house was built in 1846 located On the northern bank of the Brisbane River at Breakfast Creek. It is the oldest surviving home in Brisbane. It is now a museum, open to public. They have weddings, concerts, high tea but currently it is temporary close. Visitors can enjoy its beautiful surroundings, it’s a lovely place to have a walk, or a picnic.
  • Beautiful location on a bend in the river giving expansive views. Great spot for a picnic (or a wedding!) with lush grassy areas, shaded areas, easy to get to by bike. Some limited parking nearby. The House is definitely worth visiting. Make sure you join in on a tour with a volunteer guide. There’s some really interesting history with significant visitors along the way. Look out for the ‘Lucinda’ chair - it’s providence is linked to Australia’s Constitution!
  • Newstead house has a lot of history about the the house and the grounds. The grounds are immaculate and perfect which I think is very good. Inside the house their is a lot of history to get your head around but how the house is setup it is perfect. The house and grounds are beautiful in every way. But their is only one problem their is not enough parking and even when their is the driveway is too small and it is hard to park and if you park on the street you have to pay😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩. Other than that the grounds are immaculate and they are beautiful. Good job keeping the grounds beautiful you should be proud😊😊
  • Nice park by the river and all these cool night light features. It feels a bit quiet though at night so best not to go alone. Otherwise during the day it is very family friendly and a very open park but it fills up pretty fast on a weekend picnic scene
  • A very informative place to visit. There are a lot of historical pieces of furniture and also the history of the house has been well documented. The lush gardens on The Brisbane River are also a delight.

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