It looks like this weekend is going to be a great one for walking in Brisbane – fine and around 24 degrees.
If you’re looking for a pleasant Sunday afternoon post-walking activity in Brisbane I can highly recommend Newstead House. It’s Brisbane’s oldest surviving residence and from it’s wide verandas, there are views of the Brisbane River and Breakfast Creek.
A tour through the house gives you an idea of what life might have been like for the wealthy when Queensland was a new colony. The enthusiastic volunteer guides bring the history of the house to life with lots of interesting stories.
On Sundays from 2pm to 4:30pm, Devonshire Tea (with real China cups) is served on the veranda.
The residence sits in Newstead Park which, with its Brisbane River views and shady trees, make it a great picnic spot. You can also take a stroll along the riverside path, past more modern riverside homes.
Location: Corner Breakfast Creek Road & Newstead Avenue, Newstead
Entry to Newstead House: $4 adult, $3 concession, $2 child, $10 (2 + school aged children), free admission first Friday every month
Opens: 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri, 2pm – 5pm Sun