PLEASE NOTE: Newstead House is currently closed. Re-opening Fridays and Sundays from 2 August 2024.


Newstead House was once the finest home in the colony of Moreton Bay, boasting a reputation for hosting lavish parties, it was considered the place to be – the heart of Brisbane’s social life. Built in 1846, it is now Brisbane’s oldest standing European residence and tells the story of early colonial life in Brisbane…of ambition, loss and resilience. Operating as a House Museum the grand home is considered the Jewel in the Crown of South East Queensland historic properties & continues to inspire living history in the tradition it was once revered.


The Newstead House Heritage Precinct is a hidden oasis waiting to be discovered. Featuring lovely manicured gardens,  including Brisbane’s greenest lawn you can explore Newstead Park at your leisure taking in the stunning views of Brisbane River. Newstead Park features a number of significant memorials including the first American war memorial built in Australia. Visiting with little – people why not go on a treasure hunt to find our very own Alice in Wonderland feature,  located on the Southern side of Newstead Park.