Adelaide’s West End also made the cut, alongside Maylands in Perth, all extraordinary neighbourhoods now labelled as must-see towns for international travellers.
Newstead takes the cake for Brisbane locals as a suburb that embodies the Australian laid-back character, while mixing seamlessly with the upbeat living of the inner city.
Author of Lonely Planet’s Pocket Brisbane and the Gold Coast (1st edition) Cristian Bonetto reflects on how the once-grim industrial precinct has evolved to become one of Brisbane’s trendiest haunts.
“Once a jumble of gasworks, timber yards and woolstores, Newstead is now a high-density powerhouse of Brisbane cool. Head in early to score posh, baked doughnuts at Nodo Donuts, or tuck into the cult-status cabbage pancakes at Locavore Café and providore Sourced Grocer.
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