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Newstead House

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Address: Cnr: Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Avenue | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3216 1846
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND'S HISTORIC HOMES... One of...

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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Newstead house Brisbane

Great spot , relaxing tea and scones, lovely to see so much goodwill to preserve our amazing history

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot , relaxing tea and scones, lovely to see so much goodwill to preserve our amazing history

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Thank Richard L
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The house is very well preserved and show a good example of past century living. Is not always open to the public, so it is good to check when you can visit it.

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Thank seasonedvisitor
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Newstead House is a magnificent historic building in a great parkland precinct at Newstead. The tour of the property is great but surely some food and beverage could be introduced ? The place just cries out for people to linger and enjoy a tea or a coffee and a morning or afternoon tea ? This is the only void with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nice spot by the river, a peaceful hidden gem in the city. Good views and historical location. Apparently good fishing well.

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Thank KarolaRS
Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I recently organised a birthday morning tea for my daughter and thirteen guests. It was suppose to be a simple affair, the fee included a tour of the home and Devonshire tea. Well it turned out to be so much more...we were served an abundance of food which included savouries, sweets and endless tea, coffee and two refreshing flavoured ice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Whilst this is a beautiful building and sits on top of a high hill overlooking the Brisbane River we didn't feel the need to pay $9.50 per adult to go inside (apart from which we could see through open doorways what was in most rooms). The grounds are beautifully kept and the building itself very well maintained. Great for history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The entry price is a little steep ($9 for adults), but this does include a cup of tea and a brilliant scone with cream and jam. The guides who greet you are very knowledgable and love to walk around and give you an even more in-depth history into the building and Brisbane city. Is currently being upgraded so a bit... More 

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Thank vlaw14
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely bit of history. Lovely grounds on the Brisbane River and Breakfast Creek. Take a picnic blanket and sit in the shade of the trees. $9 adults entry including cuppa tea and scone. Family price as well.

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Thank Trevor M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Step back in time to early colonial Brisbane life. Make sure that you check what time they are open. Volunteer run and they have occasional specially themed days and celebrations.

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Thank cpolson
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Visited Newstead house today. A pleasant and informative way to spend a couple of hours. Included in the cost of nine dollars was a personal guided tour by the lovely Margaret and tea and scones. A good insight into the history of Brisbane.

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