Navigate through Newstead Heritage Trail

The Navigate through Newstead Heritage Trail takes you on a journey through this inner-city suburb, discovering sites that have shaped Newstead, including:

  • long-standing landmark, the Breakfast Creek Hotel
  • Newstead House, the oldest remaining house in Queensland
  • the development of Newstead Gasworks into a vibrant commercial and residential hub.

You can download the:

The Navigate through Newstead Heritage Trail map and table

There are 16 points of interest on the 3.3 kilometre Navigate through Newstead Heritage Trail. The trail starts at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, before heading along Higgs Street to the Holy Triad Temple, across to the Breakfast Creek Bridge, and over to Newstead House. It then carries on towards Booroodabin Bowls Club and Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church before concluding at Newstead Gasworks.

For more information about each place of interest, download the Navigate through Newstead Heritage Trail brochure. The brochure map shows public toilets and hill/land gradients for those with limited mobility. Some parts of this trail are steep and may not be easy to walk for everyone.

Use the Google Map and information boxes to follow the heritage trail. Alternatively, you can use the heritage trail table below, which includes the places of interest number, name, location and description. The starting point of the trail (on the map) is marked with a ‘person’ icon. 

You can also view a larger map of the Newstead Heritage Trail.

This table provides information about the map for the Newstead Heritage Trail including number, name, address and description.
Number Name Address Description
1 Breakfast Creek Hotel 28 Kingsford Smith Drive Built in 1889, the hotel is iconic in Brisbane.
2 Holy Triad Temple 32 Higgs Street A rare Chinese temple dating from the 1880s.
3 Breakfast Creek Bridge   The first permanent bridge was built across the creek in 1858.
4 Aboriginal history   The confluence of the creek and the river was always important to the Aboriginal people in this area.
5 Breakfast Creek   This peninsula was first named by Europeans ‘Edenglassie’.
6 Newstead House 199 Breakfast Creek Road Newstead House was built between 1845 and 1846.
7 Goldsworthy and Perkins Boot and Shoe Factory 14 Maud Street An example of Newstead’s 19th Century industrial nature.
8 Booroodabin Bowl 126 Breakfast Creek Road Claimed to be the oldest bowls club still in existence in Queensland.
9 Quick Service Station 108 Breakfast Creek Road This small service station was built in 1928.
10 Miegunyah 35 Jordan Terrace This graceful house played an important role during World War II.
11 Jack Herbert's house 29 Jordan Terrace Herbert was one of the leading figures in the infamous Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s in Queensland.
12 Lores Bonney Jordan Terrace Important Australian aviatrix, Lores Bonney lived on this street.
13 Cloudland 7 Boyd Street It was a sad day in Brisbane’s history when this magnificent ballroom was demolished in 1982. 
14 Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church 29 Cintra Road This church is a very fine example of Spanish Mission architecture in Brisbane.
15 Cintra House 23 Cintra Road This beautiful house was built in the early 1860s.
16 Newstead Gasworks 82 Skyring Terrace An illustrative example of the heavy industry in this part of Brisbane in the 19th and well into the 20th centuries. 


Last updated: 9 January 2023

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