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Teneriffe QLD


Postcode: 4005

Teneriffe is a small, inner city suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Situated next to Teneriffe are the suburbs of Fortitude Valley, Bowen Hills and New Farm. Teneriffe is not officially designated as a suburb and lies within the Brisbane suburb of Newstead.

The suburb was served by horse drawn trams starting in 1885. From 1897 until December 1962 electric trams ran along Commercial Road. Early photographs of the suburb show trams displaying the destination “Bulimba”, which has given rise to some confusion in later times. Originally the area was considered part of the suburb called Bulimba which then straddled both sides of the Brisbane River. Postal deliveries were often misdirected and as a result the western section of Bulimba, comprising the area now known as Teneriffe, was renamed before World War I.

Through the conversion of woolstores and factories to residential apartments, the suburb has been transformed from a riverside industrial hub to a mostly high density residential area. There is a ferry servicing Teneriffe from the Teneriffe Ferry Wharf on the Brisbane River. The studios of radio station Nova 106.9 are located in Commercial Road, Teneriffe.