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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  • Love this place. Just meander through the tropical trees beside the river and enjoy the ambience. There's always something to look at, whether it's an art gallery, a stage show or just sitting on one of the benches and watching the ferries. It's so close to everything too. Just walk over a bridge and you're in the city. Highly recommend!
  • Very good and relaxing place to go either with your love one or your little one. The river walk just amazing especially at dawn. The wheel also a must visit when you are there. The botanical walk, the playground, the food stalls, ice cream shop and the Beach area just bonus. You can go there during the week if you don’t like crowd, you can go there Friday night, Saturday and Sunday to see the market.
  • The South Bank Parklands are visually stunning with many restaurants and public activities available all year round. The City Beach is a great public pool that overlooks the city and Brisbane River. The path that stretches along the entire bank is a great place to walk day or night however there was lots of smokers when I went there.
  • Great place to relax with the family or to take a date. Wonderful herb garden, beautiful hidden gardens as well as open areas to lie in the sun. Get an ice cream and walk over bridges and through shady paths, or lie out on the beach. Easily one of my favourite places in Brisbane.
  • The South Bank Parklands, for me totally new theme for a Big City of Brisbane close to CBD, is the place in Brisbane socially. Great for whole family, food, entertainment, water park lagoon and recreational areas, plus the parkland with many gardens ponds and plants, walking paths with interesting and culture sites along the way. I liked many of Festivals are held in this South Bank Parklands area. Enjoy!.

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