The Queensland Government recently announced funding for the refurbishment of Newstead House.  During this exciting time we will be CLOSED.





What better way to celebrate the men in your life than at the annual Father’s Day Boaters & Beers Sunday by the RIVER at Newstead House.  The day is created especially for Dad’s and a favourite for families looking for something special and relaxing.  Kicking off at  10am – 4pm the day is a perfect place to unwind and spend quality time with your family & friends.

Everyone’s is catered for with the best food trucks in town from Brisbane Food Truck Collective, featuring a wonderful variety of flavours – King of Wings, MiCasa Burger Truck, Pizzantica, Rolls Pho Mi, Ruby the Little Red Icecream Truck  & That Greek Truck.   Or maybe you want to grab your picnic rug, and your hamper and soak up the atmosphere with your own feast.

Newstead Brewing Company will be set up in the fountain courtyard serving cold brews, with all proceeds going to the preservation of Newstead House. Sounds of sweet jazz start from 11am with a number of ensembles performing in the precinct until 4pm,  and enjoy garden games on the pristinely manicured gardens.

Gather  your family, your friends (furry friends welcome) and experience another world at Brisbane’s best kept secret Newstead House.

For a bit of fun why not wear a boater, they look great on both men & women! In the late 19th Century and early 20th century boaters were a popular casual summer headgear, especially for boating or sailing.  During the second half of the nineteenth century the boater gradually established itself as an item of leisure wear for both men and women and was mostly worn during informal occasions.  Prizes for the best boater Dad, and best boater family.

“The day is always so much fun for families wanting to be together & celebrate.  Time slows down at Newstead House, so in our busy lives it is a perfect way to spend Father’s Day, enjoying the stunning views of Brisbane River, playing games and taking in the ambience of one of Brisbane’s most significant & beautiful homes”   said Jennifer Garcia creator of the event.


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  • September 1, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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