NEW FARM

NEW FARM Suburb Profile

Affluent New Farm with its lush green surrounds sits on the banks of the Brisbane river. Home to a budding population of young professionals and well-to-do families, the district’s leafy location, convenience to the CBD and vibrant community make New Farm one of the most talked about inner-city hotspots.

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The Powerhouse and New Farm Park precinct, lush green parklands and industrial heritage architecture.

The Drawbacks

The highly sought-after nature of the area is reflected in the property prices.

Did you know

The area surrounding Merthyr Road was a separate suburb in its own right (named Merthyr) until 1975.

Nearby Neighbourhoods

TENERIFFE , FORTITUDE VALLEY , NEWSTEAD , BRISBANE CBD

Getting Around

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Lifestyle

New Farm is the one of the most sought-after suburbs in Brisbane’s inner-north and it’s easy to see why with lush leafy streetscapes, refurbished traditional homes and generous community parks.  The riverside address boasts wide expanses of water views, adding to the picturesque nature of this community-centric area.

Within close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and the thriving youthful suburbs of Teneriffe and Newstead, New Farm is a hub of activity for every man and his dog. New Farm Park, Brisbane’s most beloved outdoor asset, is home to farmers’ markets, barbecues, performances, cultural events and sporting events.

Bordering New Farm Park is the iconic Brisbane arts destination Brisbane Powerhouse. The former 1920s power station has been reborn as a multi-purpose precinct for the arts, boasting some of Brisbane’s best exhibitions and cultural performances.

The CityCat ferry has regular services linking people to the nearby CBD and neighbouring suburbs, and cycling enthusiasts make the most of the riverside walking and bike path linking New Farm to the city’s Eagle Street precinct.

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Features

BY DAY

BY DAY

New Farm’s bustling daytime activity hits its peak on the weekends. The Jan Powers Farmer’s Market draws crowds from all over the city from the early hours. New Farm Park is a local hotspot for the active-minded and picnickers enjoying the large expanse of green space and river views.

BY NIGHT

New Farm Park’s appeal doesn’t end when the sun sets. Locals regularly seek out the latest performance or exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse, or relax into the evening at nearby restaurants and boutique bars. The Moonlight Cinema is a yearly event, drawing in visitors eager to enjoy the latest cinematic releases under the stars.

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Neighbours

Although it’s an inner-city location, New Farm is a quiet haven away from the hustle of nearby high-rise commercial precincts. The area attracts a mixture of affluent families and young professionals who seek the convenient central location and access to outdoor spaces, as well as solace from the pace of city life. Some of the larger refurbished properties are owned by long-established New Farm families.

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Self-proclaimed ‘hub for contemporary culture’, the Brisbane Powerhouse is a thriving multi-purpose arts facility. Originally a powerhouse built in the 1900s, the building lay derelict for years until its refurbishment in 2000. Now the industrial, edgy space is home to a variety of cultural events and exhibitions, welcoming up to 700,000 people per year.

Arguably one of the best locations on the Brisbane River, Merthyr Bowls is hidden among the houses that line the banks. The relaxed space is a hot spot for locals craving a game of barefoot bowls, accompanied by a barbecue and brews on a balmy afternoon.

New Farm’s Powerhouse is teeming with locals on Saturday mornings for the renowned fresh food Jan Powers Farmers’ Markets. The bustling stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, local dairy products and sweet treats draw a regular crowd, with the nearby dog park also getting a work out.

Property

New Farm boasts a blend of beautifully refurbished traditional houses, large modern homes, townhouses and apartment complexes within lush green surrounds. The industrial architecture of neighbouring Teneriffe bleeds into the area, with heritage listed woolstores housing edgy loft-style apartments. Properties along the river’s edge take advantage of picturesque views with large balconies facing outwards to nearby Hawthorne and Bulimba.

Locals Guide

RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

BAR ALTO

Modern Italian riverside

119 Lamington Street, New Farm 07 3358 1063 www.baralto.com.au
BALFOUR KITCHEN

Hidden retreat serving modern Australian

37 Balfour Street, New Farm 07 3358 8888 www.spicersretreats.com
ALLIUM KITCHEN & BAR

Contemporary fare in a casual setting

148 Merthyr Road, New Farm 07 3254 0595 www.allium.com.au
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CAFES

CAFES

LITTLE LOCO

Healthy brunching and lunching down pat

121 Merthyr Road, New Farm 07 3358 5708 www.littleloco.com
MYLK & KO

Acai bowl and vegan smoothie specialist

1/148 Merthyr Road, New Farm 0412 214 647 www.mylkko.com.au
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BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

BITTER SUITE

Australian craft beer and cider specialists

75 Welsby Street, New Farm 07 3254 4426 www.bittersuite.com.au
WATT

Riverside Sunday sessions are the specialty

119 Lamington Street, New Farm 07 3358 5464 www.wattbrisbane.com.au
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THINGS TO DO

THINGS TO DO

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Contemporary multi-arts performance space

119 Lamington Street, New Farm 07 3358 8622 www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY

Contemporary artists from Australia and Asia Pacific

2/555 Brunswick Street, New Farm 07 3358 6555 www.edwinacorlette.com
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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

NEW FARM STATE SCHOOL

Co-educational public primary, Prep-Year 7

Corner James Street & Heal Street, New Farm 07 3358 7333 www.newfarmss.eq.edu.au
JACK & JILL CHILDCARE CENTRE

Catering to newborn to 6 year olds

955 Brunswick Street, New Farm 07 3358 4595
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GROCERIES AND MARKETS

GROCERIES AND MARKETS

COLES
Merthyr Village Shopping Centre, 85 Merthyr Road, New Farm 07 3358 2133 www.coles.com.au
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

NEW FARM PARK

Playground, climbing trees and BBQ facilities

1038 Brunswick Street, New Farm
MERTHYR PARK

Playground with BBQ facilities

42 Oxlade Drive, New Farm
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