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“A taaste of old Brisbane”
Review of Newstead House

Newstead House
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US$111.92*
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Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast
Ranked #56 of 383 things to do in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Loved going round this the oldest house in Brisbane. The house is furnished in an eclectic style of the times but gives an idea of life in a 'Queenslander'. The guides are informative and love talking about the hosue and its inhabitants. A must do is the Devonshire Tea - the scones are delicious.

Thank Anonnymouse13
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

A wonderful insight into life in the last century. The gardens are beautiful and you can have a picnic in the grounds - and a lovely walk along the river.

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

Really nice parkland surrounds it and you can walk all the way into Teneriffe from here if you want for breakfast somewhere nice.

Thank Missnatalier
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Check opening days and times, Friday and Saturday closed open other days 10am to 4pm, $6 adult entry no separate carpark so park to side of driveway to residence, morning teas only available March to Nov so check times for these, leave plenty of time as there is a lot to see and atmosphere to soak up

Thank pamelajBrisbane
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

This building has been well maintained and exhibits the way life was for the Past State Governors, and prior to that the Lieutenat Governors of Queensland. I have been here several times with my own children then later with their children, and now with two of my great grand children. Definitely worth a visit. Make your visit in the AM then move on to the historic Breakfast Creek Hotel for a meal and XXXX beer off the Keg.

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