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Spending time in New Farm is to experience quintessential Brisbane. There's a mixture of upbeat cafes, shops, restaurants, gourmet delis and modern bars packed with creative types, professionals and the occasional colourful character - and then, right next door by the river, you'll find the fourteen hectare, Jacaranda filled New Farm Park that provides the perfect antidote to all the action. New Farm has forged an identity you won't easily find in other cities, and it's all about a free spirited love of life - sharing great food with good friends, investigating thought provoking galleries and exhibitions, or just kicking back and doing not much at all. On the main thoroughfare - Brunswick Street - you'll find a cluster of excellent restaurants, as well as the nationally renowned New Farm Deli and Cafe. And if that's not enough to tempt your taste buds, try the fresh seasonal produce at the Farmers Markets (held on every second and fourth Saturday of the month). Elsewhere, the classy James Street precinct is a sign of how fast things are moving ahead in Brisbane, and just how exhilarating they can be. Featuring fresh fish and produce markets, cookery schools, designer furniture, an art-house cinema and several hip bars and cafes, James Street including Centro on James is a sanctuary for lovers of urban chic. To feed the mind, make sure you visit the Brisbane Powerhouse. The architecture here is raw and textured, with obvious cues taken from the building's industrial past. This provides the perfect backdrop to the stimulating exhibitions, concerts and performances that regularly take place.

New Farm

New Farm: Where To Go / Sightseeing

New Farm Park


Only three CityCat stops from the Central Business District, the inner-northern village of New Farm has long been a place to connect with others. Relax in the beautifully shaded surrounds of New Farm Park, where picnickers seem almost permanently perched on deck chairs and checked rugs.

The historic Brisbane Powerhouse, situated right next to New Farm Park, is also a must-see, playing host to live arts, weekend farmers markets and moonlight cinema (seasonal).




1038 Brunswick Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 0.3K from New Farm

Brisbane Powerhouse


Nestled on the beautiful banks of Brisbane River (beside New Farm Park) the former power station has become a distinct landmark, both as a stunning industrial creation and as a hub for everything creative.

The Brisbane City Council New Farm Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council Tramway architect, Roy Rusden Ogg. At its peak in the post-war years it supplied electricity for the largest tram network in the southern hemisphere. As trams were replaced by buses, it was decommissioned in 1971.

The redeveloped Brisbane Powerhouse was designed by Brisbane City Council architect Peter Roy and was opened on 10 May, 2000 by Lord Mayor Jim Soorley. Seven years later the building underwent a further stage of development, re-opening on 6 June 2007 by Lord Mayor Campbell Newman with increased audience capacities, restaurant and bar facilities as well as functions and conference spaces.

Brisbane Powerhouse boasts a flexible 400 - 700 seat 'end on' stage theatre, an intimate 200 seat apron stage theatre, an 800 viewer open platform, two restaurants, conference and rehearsal rooms and offices.

Brisbane Powerhouse is a not-for-profit organisation owned and supported by the Brisbane City Council.




119 Lamington Street
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 0.6K from New Farm

Philip Bacon Galleries


In terms of longevity and quality, Philip Bacon Galleries is not only downtown's most prestigious private gallery, but regarded nationally and internationally as among Australia's best.

Philip Bacon Galleries is located in Fortitude Valley, approximately one kilometre from the city centre. There is ample public transport to Fortitude Valley by bus or train, and also car parks nearby for those travelling by car.




2 Arthur Street,
Corner Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Located 1.2K from New Farm

Story Bridge


Brisbane's Story Bridge opened for operation on July 6, 1940. This date came five years after construction commenced and fourteen years after initial recommendations for a river crossing in the Kangaroo Point vicinity.

Essentially, the Story Bridge was one of the then governments' three major public works projects, creating years of employment for many men during the Great Depression. The Story Bridge is the largest steel bridge designed, fabricated and constructed in Australia by Australians.

The Story Bridge took five years to construct, one year longer than planned. Queenslander, Dr John Bradfield was Consulting Engineer. His design team prepared 600 working drawings.

Currently the bridge is repainted every seven years using 17500 litres of paint. There is approximately 105000 square metres of painted steel surfaces.




Story Bridge,
Bradfield Highway
Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169

Located 1.2K from New Farm

Mowbray Park and East Brisbane War Memorial


A rare life-size statue of an Australian Light Horseman was unveiled while guns still fired. The monument was erected in riverside Mowbray Park in August 1917, and is the first of Brisbane's WWI memorials.

Initiated by the East Brisbane Cadet Committee, it set out to honour the 520 early enlistments from Kangaroo Point and East Brisbane. Additional plates bearing more names were added during and after the war.

Annerley monumental mason Alfred Batson carved the soldier statue from Helidon sandstone. The memorial is flanked by two cannons, reputedly part of Thursday Island's 19th century defences.

To enable the expansion of the Bowling Club, the memorial was moved in 1974 to its present position to the east on the central path at the Lytton Road end of the 3.2 hectare park.




33, 60 and 78 Lytton Road
East Brisbane, QLD, 4169

Located 1.2K from New Farm

New Farm: Events

Jan Powers Markets Brisbane Powerhouse


Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods.

The first Jan Powers Farmers Markets came to colourful and loud life at the Brisbane Powerhouse site; and today, almost a full generation later, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets.

Jan singularly pushed City regulations again and again to sow the seed of Farmers Markets, and educate Brisbane of the provenance of their food. Now, there is a Jan Powers Farmers Markets every single Saturday somewhere in Brisbane, a market on Sundays in Mitchelton, and a weekly City Markets in Reddacliff Place that attracts some 5000 city workers and residents!


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2016
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Lamington Street,
PO Box 208
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 0.5K from New Farm

Suitcase Rummage at the Brisbane Powerhouse


In case you don't know, Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market with giant rewards; it promises to be everything that is a market but without the hassle. It's about bringing a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies.

You can be a part of the Rummage experience by selling wares, or come along to buy some real beauties! There will be brilliant vintage, artwork, bric-a-brac, clothing, books, jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music, badges, cards, handmade paper, ...... You name it!

Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old-fashioned haggle. Suitcase Rummage is not to be missed!

You must register to sell your wares, so please follow the link to book in online. We will contact you with further information once you've registered!

Next step is... to bring your treats and goodies on the day and start selling like your grandma.

Easy as pie.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct


119 Lamington Street,
Queen St
New Farm, QLD, 4005

Located 0.6K from New Farm

Anywhere Festival - Brisbane


Discover the nooks and crannies of Brisbane in a way you never expected during Anywhere Festival. From West End to Zillmere, Goodna to Carina, feel like an in the know insider as you discover places and events even the locals didn't know existed.

Over 17 days experience over 500 events from performances in all the suburbs of Brisbane: comedy in alleys, fashion parades in backyards, poetry in bowling clubs, walking tours on bridges, special retail, restaurant and kids events along with special happenings.

Grab the full program from the website when it is launched end of March, grab some friends and family and explore a real festival of everything Brisbane has to offer in what has been described as one of the "Top Nine Fine International Festivals You Must See!".

Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


Event Dates
2017
      4th May
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1F/24 Macquarie Street
Teneriffe, QLD, 4005

Located 0.8K from New Farm

Hawthorne Twighlight Markets


Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods.

The first Jan Powers Farmers Markets came to colourful and loud life at the Brisbane Powerhouse site; and today, almost a full generation later, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets.

Jan singularly pushed City regulations again and again to sow the seed of Farmers Markets, and educate Brisbane of the provenance of their food. Now, there is a Jan Powers Farmers Markets every single Saturday somewhere in Brisbane, a market on Sundays in Mitchelton, and a weekly City Markets in Reddacliff Place that attracts some 5,000 city workers and residents!


Event Dates
2016
      7th Oct
      21st Oct
      4th Nov
      18th Nov
      2nd Dec
      16th Dec
2017
      6th Jan
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      21st Apr
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Hawthorne Road,
PO Box 208
Hawthorne, QLD, 4171

Located 1.3K from New Farm

Brisbane Fashion Month (presented by Wintergarden) Australian Fashion Chamber Q and A


Australian Fashion Chamber Q and A presented by Wintergarden.

You are welcome to come along to hear the best of Australian fashion speak in this informative Question and Answer session. The Australian Fashion Chamber is a new collaboration of industry professionals working to strengthen, protect and nurture the originality, influence and success of Australian fashion both locally and globally. The Q and A will be followed by an opportunity to meet and network, a great opportunity for fashion lovers and bloggers alike. This is not to be missed!

Speakers: Edwina McCann (Editor in Chief Vogue Australia), Courtney Miller (GM Australian Fashion Chamber) - two high profile Australian Designers

Q and A will be on from 4pm to 5pm and networking and nibbles will be from 5pm to 6pm.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct


171 Robertson Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

Located 1.3K from New Farm

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