Newstead Park, Brisbane

Located about five minutes from the city, Newstead Park is home to the beautiful Newstead House (Brisbane's oldest home - built in 1846), a lush grassed hill, plenty of seats, lots of palm trees and gorgeous views of the Breakfast Creek and Brisbane River.

The best time to visit is during the week - it's the perfect place for a leisurely walk or to simply sit back and relax. Pop by on the weekend if you're in the mood for people watching, listening to live music, or spotting a wedding party or two.