Sitting on the foreshore of the Brisbane River, the inner-city enclave of New Farm, once renowned for its grunginess, has redefined itself as a cultural hub that is making a name for itself on Brisbane’s bar and foodie scene.
Lined with shopfronts, cafés, dining venues and an arthouse cinema is New Farm’s main commercial artery, Brunswick Street. Wander over to James Street to where New Farm meets neighbouring Fortitude Valley and you’ll find a vibrancy that is generated by designer stores, trendy bars, cafés and a dining scene that’s drawing attention to itself, city wide.
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 of music, comedy, dance, film, visual arts, theatre and an enviable line-up of festivals throughout the year. It also dishes up fresh produce at the Powerhouse Farmers’ Market which attracts early risers on the weekend.
Picnickers stake out prime real estate along the river’s edge at iconic New Farm Park, whilst the kids burn off excess energy at the playground in the trees and the cyclists and runners keep their heart rates pumping along the pathways. A ferry transports local commuters into the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, and via land, everything is easily accessible by bus or a relaxing stroll.
New Farm State School
Holy Spirit School
2km from Brisbane
Ferries along Brisbane River connects New Farm with Norman Park and Brisbane CBD
Several bus run through New Farm on route to Brisbane CBD