Plan Your Visit

Newstead House holds a commanding position in Newstead Park with sweeping views of the Brisbane river. Discover Brisbane’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of South East Queensland historic properties.


Opening Hours

Friday  10am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 2pm

Sunday  10am – 4pm

All other times by prior arrangement.

Please contact us on 07 3216 1846

Daily Tours

On days that we are open as a house museum, we offer a guided tour at 11.30am.  This tour is included in your entry ticket and is an overview of our history, the collection and the people who have lived at Newstead House.
Our daily tours takes approximately about 1 hour.

Getting Here

Newstead Park,
Cnr Newstead Avenue & Breakfast Creek Road
Newstead   Qld  4006



River City Cruises depart from the River Lookout Cruise Terminal (Jetty A), South Bank Parklands at 10.30am arriving at the John Oxley Landing, Newstead Park at 11.15am. On its second cruise, The Neptune then departs at 1.15pm returning to South Bank at 2.00pm.


Cycling to Newstead Park from Kingsford Smith Drive or New Farm is  one of the most picturesque rides available in Australia, with bike ways running along the side of the Brisbane River for most of the journey.
Please Note: Bike shoes not permitted on verandas.

Visitor information

Self-Guided Visits

We encourage visitors to explore the house museum on their own, with our friendly guides on hand to provide information and assist when needed.


We are always happy to try and accommodate individual visitors with specific needs into our regular guided tours, but we are best able to do that if you call ahead to let us know about any particular requirements you have. For groups with specific needs, we can develop customised tours to support those needs. Please call ahead to arrange on
+61 7 3216 1846.


If you are visiting in a group of 10 or more we offer a range of tour options, and recommend booking in advance  To book a group visit, please contact us during office hours Monday to Friday on or +61 7 3216 1846.
Please visit our Group Bookings page to find out about our various tours and how to book.

We offer a suite of award winning education programs for primary and secondary school students.  Find out more about our different school programs , including how to book and other resources.

To ensure the safety of the fabric of Newstead House, the collection and in consideration of other visitors we ask that movement through the home be considerate:


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. If you are visiting with little people why not go on a treasure hunt to find our very own Alice in Wonderland feature? (Clue: it’s  located on the Southern side of Newstead Park.) From Newstead Park you can walk under the Breakfast Creek Bridge underpass, and you will find yourself moments from two of Brisbane’s best known food establishments MICA Brasserie and Breakfast Creek Hotel.

In October 2019 the Queensland Government announced funding to conserve and protect Newstead House. This project was due to start mid-2020, however, as with many projects throughout Queensland,  COVID-19 has presented challenges, and the conservation project has been unavoidably postponed. An updated project plan, timeline and budget will be provided in the near future and we look forward to updating you when this information is available.

Learn more about the Newstead House Conservation Project.

Covid-19 update

The safety of our visitors is of paramount importance. We have put measures in place to prioritise the health and wellbeing of everyone.

Creating safe environments – including limiting the number of visitors within Newstead House, installing signage to ensure social distancing and providing contactless ticketing.
Adhere to up-to-date State and Federal government guidelines – our commitment is to stay up to date with all information to ensure safety.
Ongoing  revision of hygiene protocols, increased cleaning and disinfecting, and providing additional hand sanitiser.

We encourage you to save time and download the Check In Qld app before your visit from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. When you arrive please use the app to scan the QR code to check in and show our guide the successful check in screen.
Using this digital check-in means your details are stored securely by the Queensland Government for fast COVID-19 contact tracing if needed.

Read our full COVID-19 plan.