Newstead would have to be one of the hottest places to live in Brisbane right now especially if you are down for living in a perfect riverside location that is all about lifestyle. River views, river walks, craft breweries, live music venues, world-class health and wellness centres, cafes and dining are all within easy reach making it an exciting and happening suburb to live for young, active and social singles and couples and down-sizers seeking a vibrant, low maintenance lifestyle.

Newstead has undergone extensive revitalisation over the years with an ongoing development of high-rise apartments creating a buzzing sophisticated precinct. Having moved on from its industrial past, visitors to Newstead would never know that this inner-northern city suburb was once a poor working-class area that supplied gas to Brisbane and wharves and warehouses for shipping. 

Newstead not only has an abundance of local amenities, but it also has the good fortune of being neighbours with Brisbane’s other premier lifestyle suburbs: Teneriffe, New Farm, and Fortitude Valley where even more cafes, bars, dining, shopping and entertainment can be enjoyed. 


Although there are no schools in Newstead there are quite a few nearby including: 

  • New Farm State School
  • Holy Spirit School
  • Fortitude Valley State Secondary College
  • All Hallows’ School
  • St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace
  • Brisbane Grammar School
  • Brisbane Girls’ Grammar School

Homes of Newstead

Newstead is home to a mix of historical wool store apartments, an explosion of modern high-rise apartments, workers’ cottages and million-dollar contemporary luxury homes. Newstead House – the oldest surviving residence in Brisbane which was built in 1845 – takes pride of place at Newstead Park in Newstead.  

Why We Love Newstead

Newstead offers an exciting lifestyle second to none in Brisbane. Here are some of the reasons why we love Newstead so much:

In Newstead everything is within walking distance. Residents can live quite comfortably without a car when the following places and conveniences are just a stroll away:

  • Gasworks Plaza – the hub that services Newstead’s community and an iconic destination for dining, wellness, premium fresh food and more.
  • Long Island Retail and Dining Piazza – a health, wellness and fitness destination in the heart of Newstead. Long Island offers leisure outlets and dining experiences and is home to the prestigious Total Fusion Platinum, Newstead’s mega prestigious health club, gym and spa.
  • The Brisbane River – providing walking (Brisbane River Walk), running and cycling paths as well ferry and CityCat transport options.
  • Newstead Park – the grounds of Newstead House and a great place for a picnic, gathering or outing with the family. New Farm Park, Brisbane’s grandest and oldest park is very close by as well and Teneriffe Park .
  • An abundance of fitness facilities including more than 20 yoga studios, cross-fit studios and gyms including Total Fusion Platinum (TFP), Brisbane’s most incredible, luxurious health and wellness centre.
  • Boutique bars, pubs, breweries and restaurants – Newstead Brewing Co, Range Brewing, Working Title Brew Co, The Triffid (live music venue), Hello Gorgeous, Mrs Brown’s Bar and Kitchen, Newstead Social and Stratton Bar and Kitchen to name a few.
  • The Breakfast Creek Hotel – one of Queensland’s most famous pubs and a Newstead landmark. Built in 1889 it is a heritage listed building steeped in history and legend.
  • An abundance of cafes – with over 25 cafes in this small area Newstead residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting their coffee fix. Industry Beans, Nodo and Salt Coffee are just three favourites.
  • Festivals and cultural events – the Teneriffe Festival – a fiesta of best eats, beats, art and drinks the areas has to offer is annual event held in the area. 
  • James Street district and The Calile Hotel- featuring some of Brisbane’s best restaurants and high-end retail boutiques and Howard Smith Wharves – featuring some of Brisbane’s best bars and restaurants.
  • Brisbane Homemaker Centre is very close by and includes all manner of retail furniture and homewares stores.
  • Brisbane CBD (2km).
  • Brisbane Airport (13mins drive).

Newstead is well-connected to other parts of Brisbane by bus, train CityCat and ferry. Several convenient City Glider bus services run through the suburb which connects locals to the CBD, South Bank, Fortitude Valley, New Farm and Teneriffe. Newstead is very close to Teneriffe Ferry Terminal (300m). Locals can catch the CityCat to riverside stops all over Brisbane. Bowen Hills train station (1km away) provides Newstead residents with train links throughout Brisbane.

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