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Newstead House

Breakfast Creek Rd | Newstead, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
61 7 3216 1846
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Ranked #35 of 153 Attractions in Brisbane
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Discover Brisbane's social past by visiting its oldest residence, a luxurious home of wide verandah, ornate cedar joinery and Victorian furnishings.
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I arrived a bit late but was greeted by friendly staff and given a full albeit speedy guided tour by a extremely knowledgeable guide. The house itself is beautifully presented and is, of course situated in lovely grounds by the river. Well worth a visit to experience a Victorian era home.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

While the house structure is well preserved, little of the contents are original to the house. Nevertheless, representative furniture and ornaments populate every room of the house and these, along with the excellent commentary offered by the volunteer guides telling the background history of the house and its various occupants, make the visit worthwhile. One excellent way to get to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you are near Newstead do go and spend a few hours at newstead house, it's a great afternoon walking around the beautiful gardens, then have a look around the house, very interesting look back at our history and how people used to live, do have a coffee/tea at the kiosk it's great!

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tiverton devon uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Newstead House on Brisbane's Breakfast Creek, is a delightful mid 19th century gentleman's residence. Originally of small proportions, the house was extended over the years to its present size. its wonderful location and carefully tended gardens are stunning. The rooms has been furnished in period style, with plenty of information about usage, the previous occupants and development. All is perfectly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Historic site, the first in Brisbane. Entry is $6 and takes about half hour. Definitely a treat for the historians and people who appreciate the older Australian heritage. Once finished, enjoy a beer across the road at the breakfast Creek hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Built by Patrick Leslie son of the Laird from Meikle Wartle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Partick Leslie was born in Warthill, also known as Meikle Wartle in Aberdeenshire on 25 September 1815. He was the second son of William and Jane Leslie. His father was the 8th Laird of Folla and 9th Laird of Warthill, JP, DL, 27th in line of descent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Newstead House is a good example of life in early Brisbane in the 1800's. Its an interesting historical building, well maintained in it's original settings and it captures a priceless period in Queensland's history. It is located on the river bank at Newstead ( opposite Breakfast Creek Hotel), where it commands lovely views of the river. It provides a: traditional... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Somewhere different to visit in Brisbane is Newstead House. Gracious old house open for inspection with guided tours by enthusiastic volunteers. Morning tea can be purchased and enjoyed on the open verandah which overlooks the spacious grounds and river. Interesting to tour the house and learn how it has been extended over time. Grounds have good picnic facilities, esp down... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Interesting historically for a perspective on early pioneer 19th century Brisbane and peoples lives. About $7 entry, only open set times.

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Logan City Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I've visited Newstead House many times over the past 50 years and I am still impressed at its ongoing preservation and maintenance of an important place and time in Brisbane and Queensland's history and it's grounds also being the site of the Memorial to the Allied Coral Sea Battles of World War II and the Annual Commemoration of such is... More

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