Things to do at New Farm Park

Spend a day amongst the greenery and sunshine of Brisbane at one of the most popular inner-city parks!

New Farm Park is a heritage-listed public park found in the popular inner suburb of New Farm. The region is one of Brisbane’s most exclusive inner-city suburbs thanks to its lush riverside location and its eclectic collection of open spaces. The park features plenty of open space, an adventure playground waiting to be discovered, and an impressive collection of plantlife. The streets surrounding the park are lined with trees and boast an extensive collection of unique Queenslander houses (look out for the ornate wraparound verandas). Elsewhere, there are plenty of quaint cafes to sip a cup of coffee in and a number of delis that are located in what is known as Brisbane’s Little Italy.

The expansive stretch of green space is a testament to New Farm’s love of the good life, and a day out here holds plenty of discoveries and unique sights. As well as several walking trails that weave through the scenery, there are cafes and ancient plant life to explore as well.

Things to Do in New Farm Park

  • Take the Riverwalk

    New Farm itself is tucked into the bend of a river, giving it fantastic views over the water. The river winds alongside New Farm Park, with a walking trail overlooking the pretty waters . While walking, keep your eyes peeled for any native creatures that might be hiding in the water or perched in the trees that tower above you.

  • Cycle Around

    One of the best ways to explore New Farm Park is to take to two wheels and cycle your way around. The riverside trail offers plenty of stunning views, but there are numerous other cycle paths that you can explore during your time in the area. For example, you can cycle to the South Bank via Brisbane Riverwalk, which only takes 30 minutes.

  • Swing on the Playground

    Your youngster’s attention will immediately focus on the colourful playground at the New Farm Park. Set amongst the brilliant greenery, the playground features swings, forts, and a huge climbing frame. Adults can park themselves on the nearby grass or benches and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet amongst the fig trees while their little ones play and burn off some energy.

  • Break out in a Sweat

    If you’re looking to burn off some extra calories then New Farm Park can help! With several sports areas including basketball and netball courts and soccer fields, you can simply bring along a ball and get playing. There is also plenty of open space, perfect for games of frisbee, long dog walks or any other form of exercise you want to do! The winding paths within the park are also great for long jogs with brilliant views.

  • Kick Back and Relax

    The scenery of New Park Farm is incredible, with pockets of riverside beauty and plenty of wildlife to discover. If you fancy a more laidback experience, simply pack a picnic, throw a rug down in the shade of one of the towering trees, and watch the world go by.

Upcoming Events

There are a number of pop up events in the Park, flooding the grasslands with lively music, delicious food, and a blend of both tourists and locals. Here are just a few of the upcoming events worth a visit:

  • Rainbow Rhapsody – Bands in Park event

    Brisbane celebrates the arrival of spring with an afternoon of toe-tapping rhythms! Live bands featuring brass and swing musicians perform breathtaking melodies that blend brilliantly with the park’s lush greenery. The music is matched with a herd of food trucks, presenting the best on-the-go treats Brisbane has to offer.

  • Jan Powers Farmers Markets

    Rise and shine on a Saturday morning and enjoy the Park’s Jan Powers Farmers Markets! Wake yourself up with a freshly brewed coffee and then stroll through the delightful stalls. There is a vast array of food choices to be found at the market, from fresh croissants and delicious crepes to savoury cuisines from all over the world. And if you’re shopping for groceries, there are a number of farm stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables as well as gourmet shops offering homemade jams, dips, and a delicious range of meats and cheeses.

  • New Farm Parkrun

    Join in on the city’s fun run! Enjoy the 5km route around the Parkland, with plenty of cheering spectators and staff helpers offering water along the way. The run is free and open to everyone, bringing the community together in a healthy and fun activity. You don’t even need to join the run to get in on the fun, you can simply cheer the runners along.

New Farm Park offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life without having to venture too far from Brisbane’s centre. Once you’ve admired the stunning streets of New Farm itself, head to the park for more outdoor adventures.

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