Newstead House is Brisbane's oldest surviving residence and is located on the Breakfast Creek bank of the Brisbane River, in the northern Brisbane suburb of Newstead, in Queensland, Australia. Built as a small cottage in the Colonial-Georgian style in 1846, the cottage was extended and today is painted and furnished in a late Victorian style.
Newstead House is the oldest surviving home in Brisbane, but not the oldest surviving building, built in 1846, for Patrick Leslie and his wife Catherine (née McArthur). In 1847 he sold Newstead House to his brother-in-law John Clements Wickham (married to Anna McArthur), the Police Magistrate and Government Resident.
|Friday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
J Cameron | Feb 22, 2018
What a fantastic place to visit and take a tour of the house. So stooped in history and such a wonderfully personalised tour by the volunteers.
Kirk McGunnigle | Jan 2, 2018
Beautiful place to spend the morning or afternoon. Great historical place with a guided tour when open. Also has great views of the Brisbane river.
Sebastian Lopez M | Jan 2, 2018
Excellent place for a cruise with an skateboard. Family friendly and picnic friendly. Beautiful view of the Brisbane River.
akash kumar | Feb 21, 2018
Nice place for a brisk walk in evening. Very peaceful and calm
Emily Stark | Jan 1, 2018
Used the park for a photo shoot. It would be nicer if they had more seating
Anja Van De Gronde | Apr 14, 2018
A very informative place to visit. There ate alot 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.
Karen Connelly | Mar 30, 2018
One of Brisbanes oldest homesteads. Worth a visit. Stroll through the grounds taking in the manicured lawns and gardens. Situated on the Brisbane River.
Anja Van De Gronde | Jun 2, 2018
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.
Russ Robinson | May 17, 2018
Newstead House is a gem for a tour of an iconic historical house. Learn about the history of Brisbane through the people who lived there. Book a public tour on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Great gardens and historic park right on Brisbane River. Worth a picnic or visit just for the views.
Danny Baltzer | Jun 23, 2018
Lovely place to visit. Great grounds and historic house. Picnic and photos on the river
Tim Newman | May 17, 2018
Beautiful spot to sit and look at the river. One of the best grassy spots in Brisbane, always a nice breeze.
Moya Tomlinson | Jul 24, 2018
Restored colonial era house which is now a museum offering guided tours. It gives an interesting insight into Brisbane history and settler life, as well as acknowledging the impact of settlement on the indigenous people. Original period furnishing. Located in a park on the banks of the Brisbane river.
Olive B | Jul 4, 2018
Nice spot for a stroll and/or picnic. Can't help but think what it would have been like 50 years ago with the heavy traffic passing by but nevertheless a lovely starting point for a river walk.
Sharon S | Jul 11, 2018
Beautiful Historic building overloking the Brisbane River. Plenty of park ground to enjoy a picnic lunch after. Amazing building. Worth a visit.
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