South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

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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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  • South Bank parkland is definitely worth the visit! The beautiful parks, waterside views and general vibe are all amazing. Would recommend hiring a citycycle bike and riding through  more »
  • I really love Southbank. The beach, the rainforest, Buddhist temple, markets, Ferris wheel, those $2 per day bikes! I could spend all day there.  more »
  • South Bank Parklands includes a cultural hub of museums, theater, street performers. Note all museums are free, but appreciate a donation. There is a science museum that would be of interest to most c...  more »
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  • Great area, plenty of nice eateries, a variety of flavours from various places. Several bars, pop up markets, often live music. Yet to enjoy the swimming but looks great. Often very crowded however particularly on weekends. Cinema is very reasonably priced even the snacks! Regular ferries from 3 different jetties (serving the different services) mix of free and paid services. Plenty of lounging area, be it grass, sand, benches or concrete ledges. Also plenty of parkland to wander through as well as the street cafes etc.
  • This is an excellent location. There are numerous restaurants, bars and other food facilities to choose from. The area has a very good mix of parkland and infrastructure to suit everyone. The proximity of the ferry provides excellent access or the is ample parking space and a nearby Train station. Highly recommended for family day trips or a night out.
  • There is something for everyone of all ages here. Swimming, Good food selections and fast food too. Lots of parking options. Paid and on the street (if you're lucky) Often hosts things here too. Can spend the whole day just walking around and exploring. Great point to take people visiting Brisbane. Toilets aren't always the cleanest, but that's to be expected is public places. Easily accessible via public transport too.
  • 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.

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