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Newstead House

Cnr: Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Avenue | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3216 1846
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THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND'S HISTORIC HOMES... One of the most prominent homes in our 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 surviving 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. We invite you to take in the magnificent views as you wander the generous verandas & explore the history of our grand home. Discover another world, located minutes from the CBD.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cnr: Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Avenue | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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"breakfast crepe"
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"breakfast creek hotel"
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"overlooking the brisbane river"
in 5 reviews
"historical house"
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"arrived a bit late"
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"servants quarters"
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"victorian era"
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"wonderful insight"
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"early brisbane"
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"early settlement"
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"guided tour"
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"personal tour"
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"brisbane history"
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"park area"
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"picnic lunch"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful house, set up as a family would have used it, and wonderful to see that it's so well cared for. The furniture was perfect, and the rooms were delightful to wander around in.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet step back in time. Leave the hustle and bustle outside and drift back in time. The volunteers who run the place do a fantastic job. Thank you all. My wife and I pack a picknick, get the ferry to Teneriffe then walk along...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Brisbane has so many modern, new buildings it’s nice to visit a piece of early colonial history. The guided tour is informative and worth doing. We visited on a Sunday when there was a jazz band playing on the lawns and a few food trucks....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We did the river ferry to Newstead House. A lovely trip. We could have gone straight back to the city on the boat but got off, visited the wonderful old pub and then the house. The house is just as it was in the old...More

Thank Adrienne N
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

A recent group visit to the beautiful Newstead House on the Brisbane River, was an outstanding success. Such a lovely property and well maintained. This historic homestead has seen 3 owners and is The Jewel in the Crown of South East Queensland’s historic properties. Newstead...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Set in lovely gardens with awesome views. Parking about. Good spot for a picnic. Dogs welcome in the park area. Take the River Cat to Teneriffe or City Glyder to Newstead. Easy walk. Some nice shops, walks etc about.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A nice old house on a knoll overlooking the river. Cool breezes, great views. The tour guide Robin was very knowledgeable and took us in to all off the nooks and crannies. I would have liked more context about the history of Queensland along the...More

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Jennifer G, Public Relations Manager at Newstead House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for visiting Newstead House and for your review. Your comments are really valuable, and we are working on developing tour themes. We have so many layers to our history, hard to condense in one hour but we try. Again, great you enjoyed your...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

A must see when you're in Brisbane, lovely volunteers who can fill you in on the wonderful history of this place. Beautiful gardens to wander through and a great place to bring a picnic lunch. Right on the river with fantastic views. Good spot to...More

Thank dangisl1961
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here as stop off from river city cruise. Found place really interesting and guide friendly and informative! Would recommend if you are looking to spend 1 to 1/2 hours.

Thank Ruchard J
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

At the mid point of our river tour we stopped off at the Homestead. This house is the oldest residential property in Brisbane. I would recommend paying the entrance fee and take the guided tour. During the tour you are provided with a lot of...More

Thank John W
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