Newstead House

Newstead House, Brisbane: Hours, Address, Newstead House Reviews: 4.5/5

Newstead House
4.5
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,950 contributions
Alice in Wonderland
Dec. 2020 • Friends
Didn't come here to see the house but lovely outside and surrounds within the park. Free parking available when visiting. Pleasantly surprised by the themed children's park.
Written 3 December 2020
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tinytina71
Brisbane Region, Australia84 contributions
What a lovely surprise
Oct. 2019
So you do have to pay to visit but I think it’s worth it we really enjoyed the ability to go through at your own pace - make sure you go downstairs it was truly amazing to see!!
Written 5 March 2020
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542Jane_R
Gawler, Australia197 contributions
Beautiful home, gardens and location
Nov. 2019
We arrived here accidentally as we did a long walk by the river. It is situated in between Brisbane City and the cruise terminal. The view is spectacular. Sit on the lawns or the seats provided and chill for a while. Take a walk in the gardens, touch the grass on the back lawn. IT'S NOT FAKE!! The house wasn't open when we were there but it was pretty early in the morning. It was enough to see everything around it and the huge fig trees and abundant other plants. Well worth a visit after a big lunch at the Breaky Creek Hotel.
Written 8 December 2019
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irve2016
Sydney, Australia936 contributions
Wedding Cermony
Oct. 2019 • Couples
I had the pleasure of attending a wedding in the magnificent grounds of Newstead House. The attention to detail of the gardens were magnificent along with the ambience and view. A truely pleasurable afternoon.
Written 29 October 2019
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JWICW55
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Newstead House and Gardens *Book a Tour or Just Wander *excellent.
Oct. 2019
One of the most prominent homes,set in beautiful grounds, in Brisbane’s history.
Open Friday Saturday Sunday - Guided Tours 11.30a Ph 32161846
We had a group tour beginning with our excellent guide Chris taking us through the grounds, informing, weaving the history of this beautiful place in an entertainingly good story.
Than inside with our guide Sandy, a passionate interesting presentation, bringing this beautiful house alive with the stories, picture, furniture and people who lived and visited over the decades. This is a good day out for a group with morning tea /lunch able to be organised.

*Newstead Park
• 1845 17 + 17 acres purchased for 30 shillings per acre by Patrick Leslie
• 1846, sold to Capt Wickham who owned adjoining 25 acres
• 1876 became the property of James Taylor and was subdivided into approx. 200 house lots
• 1918 BCC purchased the property and, with earlier purchases held approx. 8.5 acres
• 1939 Newstead House Trust Act vested the property to the people of Queensland.
Written 10 October 2019
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tinytina71
Brisbane Region, Australia84 contributions
Well worth it for all to see
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Be aware you do pay to see this homestead but well worth it indeed locals and visitors should take the time! Make sure to go downstairs too it was amazing
Written 6 October 2019
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kevT4232UK
Melbourne Beach, FL82 contributions
Nice but too expensive
Sep. 2019
Been be this nice park on a couple of occassions but the price of $12 for a walk thru of Newstead house is just too dear.If the price was in the range of $5 I'm sure many more would be enticed. I'm all for heling preserve buildings like this but when mum, dad and a couple of older kids turn up for a visit, it starts getting expensive,
Written 23 September 2019
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Lyn S
5 contributions
Good potential but not open many days
Aug. 2019
The grounds were lovely to visit and information signs were interesting. The house looked interesting but unfortunately is only open Friday to Sunday.
Written 1 September 2019
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mgstephenson
Rochedale South, Australia16 contributions
U3A History tour
Aug. 2019 • Business
Today I had a lovely tour with my U3A history class and I learnt a lot about Queensland’s history. The garden was well maintained and the house kept to standard of living from the 1800’s.
Written 6 August 2019
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Bernice D
Brisbane1,207 contributions
great place to visit and so full of history
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We have been here a few times now and there is always something new to find out. What a location right on the bend of the river with an amazing amount of garden around. An enjoyable and knowledgable time spent here.
Written 6 July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Newstead House

Newstead House is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm