South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Sitting along the Brisbane River, South Bank Parklands sits in the heart of Brisbane. Towering over the park at 60 m (197 ft), the Wheel of Brisbane Ferris wheel offers you a panorama of the city and its surrounding. When your ride finishes, head to Streets Beach, a manmade beach spreading out over 2,000 sq m (21,500 sq ft) and containing a base of 4,000 cubic meters (5,200 cubic yards) of sand with another 70 tons brought in every summer. Here you can swim in chlorinated fresh water and relax under the shade of a palm tree. Other attractions include the traditionally designed Nepal Peace Pagoda and flowering bougainvillea on the 443 curling steel columns of The Arbour. Numerous restaurants and cafes offer dining options. Arrange your visit to South Bank Parklands and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brisbane using our Brisbane vacation planner .
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  • A relaxed area that caters for locals, tourists, foodies, families, couples and any age group. Wonderful free pool/manmade beach, bars and restaurants all in a beautiful lush green setting right on th...  more »
  • I spent two hours just walking around this area. It was fairly deserted when I was there at 8am. So many restaurants, great little walks and the pool. It would be great to go see a concert or have a f...  more »
  • Suits lovers and young families and retirees alike. Food and swimming and music and laughter and culture all in one precinct.  more »
  • The ultimate public park with amazing public pools to enjoy for free with all of the family. The South banks are a fantastic location with a superb panorama of the city skyline as backdrop. The pools are really nice with sand beaches and awesome aqua park for kids to play. Facilities are clean and well organized. A multiple selection of bars and restaurants as well as shops of all kind are located in the immediate surroundings completing the amazing picture of this unforgettable place. Definitely a "must visit" place if you are travelling to Brisbane!
  • Park reviews Overall rating for Park. 9/10 Park facilities. The playground. Does the playground have safe equipment? Answer :The equipment looks quite safe. Is the play equipment fully maintained? Answer: The play equipment is under maintained at this park. It's not a safety concern however may prove to be one in the near future. Is the surface under the play equipment safe? Answer:The surface under the play equipment is safe. Is the play equipment clean? Answer:The play equipment is clean taking into account the facility is outdoors. Is the play equipment fence? Answer : Not enough fencing at this playground situated near boat pool. the other I consider dangerous for small children because of type of play equipment. Does the play equipment include disabled facilities? Answer : The park does not contain disabled play equipment. BBQ facilities Does the park have BBQ facilities? Answer:Yes Toilet facilities. Are the toilets clean? Answer: The toilet block at this park are maintained regularly. Are the toilets in good working order? Answer: found all toilets to be in good working order. Do the toilet facilities have a Mother's room? Answer: There are mother's facilities at this Park. Is grass, trees and waterways maintain regular? Answer:The grass and trees are maintained on regular basis. The Waterways at the park are highly maintained. Does the park have an of leash fenced play area? Answer: the park does not have a off leash dog park. Does the park have other activities other than the playground? Answer:no Does the park have a community notice board? Answer: the park has no community notice board. Does the park have any historical information posted? Answer: there is no historical data posted at this park.
  • Lovely place to visit for all ages. Family friendly. Constantly being updated. Gardens and lawns are kept in fantastic condition. Playground equipment is suitable for mostly older and able bodied children. Would be great to see some more play ground equipment introduced to suit all ages and abilities. The pools are excellent except for a few rusty light fittings which need to be repaired. Ample seating areas and lots of dining options. The toilets were the biggest downfall, obviously needing a lot of repairs and definitely more regular cleaning. More signage needs to be displayed on the shared bike and pedestrian pathway along the riverfront, as local cyclists are speeding down and yelling at pedestrians. Not a very nice feel on the pathway, especially with small children.
  • We love Southbank. There really is something for everyone. You can get immersed in the activities, markets, swimming or find a quiet spot to have a picnic and kick a ball or relax. It also has many great food places to eat.
  • Thoroughly chilled and eclectic cultural ghetto containing performance spaces, restaurants and bars. Set against the landscaped parkland fringing the river, the South Bank is an ideal place to while away a few hours, even if you're not attending an event. The open air lagoon beach attracts sun worshippers and is particularly popular at weekends.

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