Sitting on the foreshore of Brisbane River, New Farm has been busy making a name for itself on Brisbane’s bar and foodie scene. Far from being overshadowed by its neighbours, Fortitude Valley and Teneriffe, New Farm takes it up a notch with its cultural precinct, lush parklands and leafy streetscapes.
Brunswick Street, New Farm’s main commercial artery, is lined with shopfronts, cafés, dining venues and an arthouse cinema. Wander over to James Street where New Farm meets neighbouring Fortitude Valley and you’ll find designer stores, trendy bars, cafés and a dining scene that’s drawing attention to itself, city-wide. If you’re looking for a different pace, head to New Farm’s foreshore.
With views over Brisbane River, Brisbane Powerhouse is a community arts and performance space that has transformed a 1920s power station into a home of contemporary culture. Brisbane Powerhouse delivers an eclectic programme – music, comedy, dance, film, visual arts, theatre and an enviable line-up of festivals throughout the year. The weekly Powerhouse Farmers Markets take centre stage every Saturday morning with fresh produce and delicious food stalls lining the walkway.
Picnickers stake out prime real estate along the river’s edge at iconic New Farm Park, especially during the warmer months when The Moonlight Cinema is showing the latest cinematic releases. Kids burn off excess energy at the playground in the trees while cyclists and runners keep their heart rates pumping along the pathway that leads to the city’s Eagle Street precinct. Ferries connect commuters to the heart of Brisbane’s CBD and on land everything is easily accessible by bus or a relaxing stroll.
With leafy streetscapes, refurbished traditional homes and a burgeoning foodie scene, it’s easy to see why New Farm is on everyone’s radar – be it to live, work or play.
Brisbane Powerhouse: Bordering New Farm Park, the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse is a multi-purpose precinct for the arts. Local and international talent is showcased in a year-round line up of exhibitions and performances.
WATT offers antipasto boards at the bar and hearty meals in the restaurant, but when the weekend rolls around breakfast steals the limelight. Complete with river views, WATT is a dining destination every day of the week.
Powerhouse Farmers Markets Held every Saturday morning in front of the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Farmers Markets are brimming with fresh produce and stalls dishing up everything from omelettes and crepes to dumplings and pizza.
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