NEWSTEAD At A Glance
With its industrial heritage and recently refurbished urban precincts, Newstead has an edgy appeal that makes it one of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs. Within arm’s reach of the city and neighbouring popular suburbs, Newstead offers a youthful suburban lifestyle in a convenient inner-north location.
The slightly offbeat, industrial feel with its unique urban renewal sites and riverside location.
The Gasworks Precinct is the social pinnacle of Newstead - it's here that you will find all things wining and dining.
Heritage-listed Newstead House was occupied by American forces during World War II before becoming a public museum.
This neighbourhood is a buzzing industrial hub, with an eclectic mix of small-scale businesses, local breweries and retail outlets. With the local amenities buzzing all week long, locals love the unique offering of boutique bars, pubs and restaurants nestled amongst the grungy factories-come-fitness studios.
The Gasworks precinct serves as the central hub of the suburb, boasting a generous offering of fresh produce, cafés and restaurants. The heritage-listed Gasometer has been repurposed as part of an urban renewal project, which serves as a local picnic spot and venue for community events.
With its close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD and popular neighbours Teneriffe and New Farm within arm’s reach, Newstead is a convenient location. A pathway wraps along the river creating a pedestrian link from Newstead Park through to New Farm Park – a favourite running and cycling track for the locals.
Newstead has a similar food culture to its neighbours, boasting a wide range of popular eateries, cafés and bakeries for the community to choose from. Popular James Street precinct in Fortitude Valley is nearby.
The local CityCat ferry links Newstead with neighbouring suburbs New Farm and Bulimba, and the outer riverside Brisbane areas such as Hamilton’s popular Portside Precinct.
The edgy and trendy industrial vibe of the suburb attracts a younger crowd, looking for an active and social lifestyle. The Newstead streets teem with fitness enthusiasts enjoying the riverside location and diverse local amenities.
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The Gasworks Precinct is Newstead’s commercial, retail and dining heart – fresh produce, restaurants and cafés. The facilities surround the heritage listed Gasometer, which has been transformed into public green space.
LOCAL BREWERIES AND BARS
Nestled in refurbished industrial buildings, boutique bars, local breweries and live music venues keep the locals loyal to this hip pocket of the inner north.
HEALTH AND FITNESS CULTURE
Newstead boasts fitness centres and some of Brisbane’s best yoga and cross fit studios, along with a picturesque walking path that winds along the Brisbane river.
Newstead has an extensive range of new apartments, with some boasting river views and an ideal locality next to the Gasworks precinct.
In the quieter tree-lined streets towards Newstead park, traditional Queenslanders sit side by side with modern freestanding homes with lush gardens.