Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over 1 million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation

New Farm Park

Watch the kids climb enormous fig trees and run around the playground or stroll through the rose garden and enjoy the view.

New Farm Park is a 37-acre (15-hectare) parkland and houses a cultural center, playgrounds, markets, beautifully landscaped gardens and plenty of green space where you can sit back and relax.

In the early 19th century the site was a farm for a newly established convict settlement, but it later became a racecourse and eventually a public park.

Wander the grounds and admire the colorful jacarandas or sit on a bench and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Pack a picnic and find yourself a comfortable spot down near the riverside or beneath a shady tree. There are barbecue areas all around the park, as well as plenty of space for anyone looking to jog or play.

Kids will love the enormous playground. It takes the shape of a small fort spread around the bases of several sprawling fig trees. There are several sets of swings and other play equipment, as well as separate areas for younger kids. Spot the giant dragon sculptures dotted about the area.

Sports fans are free to kick a ball on the soccer field or can book one of the tennis courts for a game. When the sun starts to go down, head to the Brisbane Powerhouse near the river for drinks or a meal. Pick up a program to see if there’s a show or musical performance on during your visit.

Visit New Farm park on the second or fourth Saturday of the month for the excellent farmers’ markets near the Powerhouse building. The markets offer fresh tropical fruit, gourmet meats, flowers and crafts.

New Farm Park is in the suburb of New Farm, about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from downtown. There’s free parking, but it’s also easily accessible by ferry and a bus stop is nearby. You can access the park at any time of the day or night. Admission is free, although you have to book ahead and pay for the tennis court.


Guide to Exploring around New Farm Park


Map

Best Lodging Options Near New Farm Park

See all 1,055 properties near New Farm Park
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane CA $118
Capri by Fraser, Brisbane

Capri by Fraser, Brisbane

80 Albert Street (Cnr Mary St), Brisbane, QLD
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Brisbane Riverside Markets. Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Southbank Parklands are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Central Station is 11 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 15 minutes.

    Stamford Plaza Brisbane CA $162
    Stamford Plaza Brisbane

    Stamford Plaza Brisbane

    Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets, South Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens and Eagle Street Pier. Queen Street Mall and Museum of Brisbane are also within 15 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is 10 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 18 minutes.

      Great Southern Hotel Brisbane CA $63
      Great Southern Hotel Brisbane

      Great Southern Hotel Brisbane

      103 George Street, Brisbane, QLD
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Treasury Casino, Queen Street Mall and Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Brisbane City Hall and Eagle Street Pier are also within 10 minutes. South Brisbane Station is 12 minutes by foot and Brisbane Central Station is 12 minutes.

        Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane CA $96
        Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

        Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

        99 Mary Street, Brisbane, QLD
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Street Mall and Eagle Street Pier. Treasury Casino and South Bank Parklands are also within 15 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is 10 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 15 minutes.

          Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane CA $99
          Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane

          Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Brisbane

          15 Ivory Lane, Fortitude Valley, QLD
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Howard Smith Wharves and Eagle Street Pier. Queen Street Mall and Brisbane Botanic Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km). Brisbane Fortitude Valley Station is 8 minutes by foot and Brisbane Central Station is 14 minutes.

            Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street CA $95
            Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street

            Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street

            40 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brisbane Square Library, Queen Street Mall and Wintergarden. Brisbane Central Station is 10 minutes by foot and South Brisbane Station is 11 minutes.

              Art Series - The Fantauzzo CA $182
              Art Series - The Fantauzzo

              Art Series - The Fantauzzo

              5 Boundary Street, Brisbane, QLD
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is steps away from Howard Smith Wharves and Story Bridge. Queen Street Mall and Brisbane Botanic Gardens are also within 1 mile (2 km). Brisbane Fortitude Valley Station is 11 minutes by foot and Brisbane Central Station is 14 minutes.

                Oaks Charlotte Towers CA $125
                Oaks Charlotte Towers

                Oaks Charlotte Towers

                128 Charlotte St, Brisbane, QLD
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Stephens Cathedral, MacArthur Museum Brisbane and Queen Street Mall. Brisbane Riverside Markets and Brisbane Botanic Gardens are also within 10 minutes. Brisbane Central Station is 8 minutes by foot and Brisbane Roma Street Station is 14 minutes.