South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
4.5
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.
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  • DM1108
    White Rock, Canada98 contributions
    Wonderful area in Brisbane
    Great place to spend a few hours or a day. The beach and pool are both amazing and was amazing at sunset. There are plenty of places to find something to eat and drink and we found the souvenir shop to be fairly priced. We found all ages enjoying this area, bonus is near transit exchange and ferry dock. Definitely worth visiting this area.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Shazyean
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia130 contributions
    A must if in Brisbane
    One of the best things in Brisbane. The view of the river and its nearby buildings are so clear. Right next to the Griffith University city campus, the ride takes you 4 spins with a short stop whilst you are at the top. The cabins are all air conditioned so very cool ride. It was slightly windy given the autumn winds but the sway was acceptable. You can hit an emergency button in every cabin if you feel uncomfortable so very assuring. You can bring drinks into the cabin however the nearest toilets are quite a walk away. Ride takes about 12 minutes so really quick. Booking online can come with good discounts. Walk in is about AUD21 per person.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 March 2023
  • Anita T
    Forster, Australia85 contributions
    Fabulous Place to Visit
    We were waiting for our son and family to arrive before going for lunch at one of the many really nice restaurants in the area, and decided to go for a walk. What an inviting place to visit with so much to do. The waters edge walk is beautiful. The kids were having so much fun in the playground and splash pool area. The beach is also great and is patrolled. We lived the gardens and the big shade trees as well as the snaking walk way covered in flowering Boganville. We were there when the markets were in which added to the carnival atmosphere.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Prof Lee Berger
    Johannesburg, South Africa89 contributions
    A "Must Not Miss" day AND night in BrisbaNE
    The South Bank parklands are an extraordinary feat of cultural development for Brisbane, running from the excellent Queensland Museum along the river course. It includes the Brisbane wheel and scores of resteraunts and drinking establishments. Night or day, it's an experience. Parents of young ones don't be afraid to pack a bag with a swimsuit and towel. There's a kid friendly night/day beach and pool. Lovely greenery, lots of views, world-class dining. Check out attractions along the way, like the museum. A whole day on this side of the river sampling breakfast, lunch and dinner aren't wasted. On the Queen Street side? It's literally a ten minute walk across the bridge. Don't be afraid of the distance, and the bridge views are worth it.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 March 2023
  • NZBunny
    Auckland, New Zealand124 contributions
    South Bank park a must see
    great place to walk and enjoy what's on offer here, there is a great series of pools one has sand, other is a regular pool and there is a stream for kids to play in.Aattendants on duty too. Changing rooms and plenty of atmosphere around the pool, it was very busy but people were coming and going. The walkway is from the evnts-centre and finishes around the maritime museum with lots of lovely plantings and sitting areas. Behind the park was lots of cafes and shops (shops mainly closed on the Sunday we went) also a small market tucked in there. We picked up the small KItty Cat ferry and had a free ride down river and back, you can get on and off as you like this is a regular commuter ferry, there is a paid one too which is bigger and faster. Currently the ferry stop at the city side is out of action so we got on at South Bank This is a must area to visit when in Brisbane
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Evie2011
    Perth, Australia118 contributions
    A fun place for everyone.
    AMAZING place for everyone - families, teens, oldies like me etc. The general behaviour of everyone was outstanding - nothing anti social at all. Great eateries around the 'beach'. Lovely safe swimming.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 7 May 2023
  • Fiona B
    Melbourne, Australia172 contributions
    Surprising
    Lots of place to stop and take a rest and take in the location or people watch. Interesting beach/ pool area in the hear of the city. Also a rain forest walk and a Nepalese temple that was donated during Expo 88. Stoll along the Brisbane river, grab a meal or an ice-cream and lots of the restaurants in the area
    Visited June 2023
    Written 25 June 2023
  • SarahH70
    Manchester, United Kingdom236 contributions
    Lovely Beach and fabulous shops and restaurants
    We spent our last afternoon in Brisbane on South Bank. We rode the big wheel and spent time on the beach enjoying the sunshine. There are a great selection of shops bars and restaurants in the area and a lovely walk along the riverfront from the beach to the main bridge near the theatre.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Annenberg
    Auckland, New Zealand91 contributions
    Gardens and walking paths beautiful
    The South Bank Parklands are beautiful. I highly recommend a visit for walking, swimming or relaxing. During the Day it's great, however the South Bank restaurant area is not very vibrant, something negative is going on here, compared to other parts of central Brisbane.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Rachel Todd
    8 contributions
    South bank Parklands
    South bank is a very tranquil place to stroll through or stop at to have a bite to eat. Mega clean. beautifully kept and with lovely views of the river. The council are providing a lovely facility for the people.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
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IrishMD
Dublin, Ireland216 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Safe and attractive area in Brisbane, with plenty of daytime cafés and restaurants. I enjoyed several relaxing walks in this area during my holiday.
Written 8 February 2024
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infoD1682BA
North Queensland, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Lovely park, extremely clean.
Even first thing on New Year’s Day there wasn’t a speck of rubbish to be found.
Wheel of brisbane was great too. No shortage of food/dining in the area
Written 2 January 2024
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jean s
Glenbrook, Australia6 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
My family and I attended EXPO 1988, it was a wonderful experience and I am glad to say, the Gov. have kept the same atmosphere along the South Bank with entertainment, swimming areas, restaurants and established tropical green gardens and beautiful shaded walks.
Written 16 December 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The whole of the South Bank is interesting, not just the Parklands and the cultural precinct. If you're in high-rise accommodation as were there's great views across the river to the CBD. Also some interesting buildings and good cafes around Fish Lane. And of course the area is very central; easy to get to Paddington and the West End as well as downtown.
Written 10 December 2023
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Daniel A
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Fantastic area filled with play spaces, pools, restaurants, shops and activities. Has a great view of the CBD across the water yo get those great photos too.
Written 10 December 2023
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia918 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stunning foreshore area in the heart of Brisbane. This area is over 30 years old but it is truly a beautiful place filled with so many places to visit from vegetarian gardens, a beach and pools, bars and cafes, stunning gardens, markets, cultural and exhibition centres and walkways. Takes about 20 minutes to walk the length but you'll be stopping so frequently so you could easily spend hours here. It's clean, peaceful and amazing to visit right in the heart of the city.
Written 27 November 2023
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada753 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Just love this place! Have spent two afternoons enjoying the sites and strolling along Southbank. Make time to visit here.
Written 1 November 2023
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,749 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We walked to the area from the W Hotel and wandered through the area, the beach, rain forest, rode the wheel and saw the Brisbane sign.

There are bats in the trees by the sign so be careful. My wife got bat pooped on while walking under the trees.

We walked around the area both in the daytime and at night.
Written 28 October 2023
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,636 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Nice place to stroll with plenty of restaurants and bars day time or evening it’s nice and streets beach is also good there
Written 14 October 2023
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
We spent quite a bit of time in or near Southbank while staying in Brisbane. The fanzone was there for the Women's World Cyp so there was a bit of a buzz anyway.
Even without that, it's a lovely area, nice greery, the riverfront views and lots of good bars and restaurants all along. It's dominated by the bug ferris wheel, so you can miss it. Loads of museums and galleries run alongside too, and it's a stop on the metro.
Written 22 September 2023
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