Brisbane experiences


Located three kilometres north of Brisbane’s CBD is the river lined suburb of Newstead. Once a working class suburb, with wharfs, wool stores and timberyards, now a very upmarket residential area with many of Brisbane’s highest priced properties found here.
Highlights of Newstead are the river boardwalk paths and Newstead Park, with its lush lawns and plenty of shade, great for picnics and views of the river.


Breakfast Creek which flows through Newstead was named during John Oxley's exploration of the Brisbane River in 1824. Previously this creek was known by its aboriginal name "Barrambin" which is the name of one of Brisbane's first generation CityCat ferries. The Breakfast Creek Hotel, (Brekky Creek) is one of Brisbane's best pubs. Newstead can also claim Queensland's oldest bowls establishment - the Booroodabin Bowls Club dating from 1888.
Newstead House

Newstead House is Brisbane’s oldest home and sits atop Newstead Park over looking the Brisbane River. This lovely house was built by Brisbane’s first architect and builder, Andrew Petrie in 1846. During World War II the building was occupied by American troops and you can view a memorial here that testifies to that. Newstead house is heritage listed and is now a museum. Located on Breakfast Creek Road.

newstead house

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