Visit Brisbane's oldest standing residence, Newstead House. Considered the jewel in the crown of South East Queensland's historic properties the home was built in 1846 and holds a commanding position, with stunning views over Newstead Park & the Brisbane River. You are invited to explore Newstead House, taking in the stunning views at your leisure during opening times. Friday & Saturday 10am - 2pm | Sunday 10am - 4pm. Your general entry ticket also includes a one hour guided tour, offered daily at 11.30am.
Visit: Newstead House, Brisbane, Brisbane Region, Queensland
One of the most prominent homes in Queensland's history, the iconic landmark was built in 1846 and has been occupied by some of Brisbane's most influential colonial figures, including Patrick Leslie, Captain John Clements Wickham and George Harris. Newstead House, Brisbane's oldest standing residence, is the jewel in the crown of South East Queensland's historic properties.
Now operating as a living museum, the grand home is furnished to reflect the occupation of the Harris family, who were in residence between 1862 and 1890. As you wander around the generous verandas, which offer sweeping views over Newstead Park to the Brisbane River, you cannot help wonder what life was like in the early days and how much the vista has changed.
Today Newstead House enjoys a resurgence in community interaction and participation through innovative programming, exhibitions, education programs and welcomes domestic and international visitors.
- Departure Time
Opening Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am - 2pm And Sunday 10am - 4pm
Last entry to House Museum 30 minutes prior to closing
- Departure Point : Newstead House
Disabled drop off zone and allocated disabled parking available. Car Parking is usually available in the driveway of Newstead Park leading up to Newstead House
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Brisbane City Council buses stop at Bus Stop 12 inbound and outbound. For information about catching public transport in Brisbane contact Trans Link on 13 20 30 or www.translink.com.au.
Bowen Hills train station is the closest to Newstead House with a 30 minute walk required to Newstead Park.
River City Cruises depart from the River Lookout Cruise Terminal (Jetty A), Southbank Parklands at 10.30am arriving at the John Oxley Landing, Newstead Park at 11.15am. On its second cruise, The Neptune then departs at 1.15pm returning to Southbank at 2.00pm.
Cycling through Newstead Park either to or from Teneriffe & Newfarm is one of the most picturesque rides available in Australia, with bike ways running along the side of the Brisbane River for most of the journey. Newstead House is the perfect rest spot to take in the breezes!
Please Note: Bike shoes not permitted on verandahs.
- VISITOR INFORMATION
Newstead House is located in Newstead Park, 191a Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead. Please use access road into Newstead Park.
- Nearby attractions:
• 15 minute walk to the new hub of activity Gasworks @ Newstead.
• A short stroll across Breakfast Creek bridge to the Breakfast Creek Hotel
• Miegunyah Historic Home (Bowen Hills)
- Duration : 1 to 2 hours