With a wide range of cafés, bars, boutiques and restaurants on offer, Brisbane’s inner-north riverside is bursting with things to do and the views aren’t bad either!! New Farm and Teneriffe hits a wonderful balance between waterfront luxury, leafy green parks, and fun local drinking and dining (whatever the budget).
Brisbane is built for riverside picnics and there’s arguably no place better than New Farm Park. With its huge shady trees, expansive green spaces, a sea of roses over spring and adventure playground for kids, there’s plenty of space to throw down a rug and kick back with water views. It’s quite the place to be though, so on the weekend get there early to grab a prime riverfront spot! If your four-legged friend can’t stand to be left at home, bring them along! They can run wild in the popular Powerhouse Park, dog off-leash area adjacent to New Farm Park, which will provide all the doggy interaction they need.
The New Farm and Teneriffe café scene is concentrated around Brunswick, Moray and Merthyr Streets in New Farm and Macquarie Street in Teneriffe. There’s a range of great options for brunch or coffee and nestled in the heart of New Farm across from the park, is Joedy's Café. This top spot offers locally and sustainably farmed produce, as well as some of Queensland's best hidden coffee brews and hand-crafted gifts. So why not pop into this hip suburban café and say hello?
Just across from New Farm Park is Merthyr Village - one of Brisbane’s most popular shopping locations. With a variety of gift and speciality stores on offer, including New Farm Editions, as well as cafés and fresh produce, this is a one stop emporium for gifts, trinkets, kid stuff and lovely things for the home. If you're after a card for a special occasion, or if you just have a love of stationery, look no further than the Paper Empire. They specialise in cards, creating special invitations and generally obsessing about beautiful paper.
If culture is what you’re after, New Farm’s Brisbane Powerhouse packs a punch with plenty of music, comedy shows, exhibitions, dance and vibrant theatre displays. This Brisbane landmark is a must if you are looking for a great day out, an adventure for the kids or even an entertaining first date. Continue the cultural exploration with a culinary adventure at Vanilla Zulu Cooking School in Teneriffe, which offers a wide range of cooking classes with many styles of cuisine. Enjoy helping to prepare the food and join in the cooking process with a skilled chef by your side or do it with your colleagues as part of a team building class.
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