By Jac Taylor
Perched on a ridge between the increasingly cool neighbourhood of Newstead and the elegant, well-heeled New Farm, the riverside streets of Teneriffe are emerging as a destination in their own right. Teneriffe was previously the heart and soul of Australian wool exporting, the most profitable industry in the country at the turn of the 20th century. This industrial heritage is still visible in the many woolstores and the Teneriffe Wharves, the landmark around which the suburb is centred. A short walk from the nightlife of Fortitude Valley and the fun of Chinatown, Teneriffe is also home to ornate examples of Queenslander architecture and several great eateries.
HOW TO GET THERE
The 199 bus takes just 20 minutes to get to Teneriffe from Brisbane's City Hall, or you can take a 40 minute walk north-east from the city via the neighbourhood of Fortitude Valley. You can also take a picturesque CityCat ferry ride from the city's Riverside ferry terminal to Teneriffe’s Commercial Road wharf. The ferry takes about 30 minutes and stops by the suburbs of New Farm and Bulimba along the way.
- Step back in time as you explore historic streets and boardwalks
- Enjoy the waterfront, whether dining, cycling or attending a festival
- Taste the best of local produce and craft beers at great eateries