South Bank Market, Brisbane

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The South Bank Parklands are located at South Bank in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The parkland, on the transformed site of Brisbane's World Expo 88, was officially opened to the public on 20 June 1992.The South Bank Parklands are located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, at South Bank, directly opposite the City. The parklands are connected to the City by the Victoria Bridge at the northern end, and to Gardens Point by the Goodwill Bridge at the southern end.The parklands consist of a mixture of rainforest, water, grassed areas and plazas as well as features such as the riverfront promenade, the Streets Beach, the Grand Arbour, the Courier Mail Piazza, the Nepal Peace Pagoda, the Wheel of Brisbane, restaurants, shops and fountains. The parklands are also home to the Queensland Conservatorium.South Bank and its parklands are one of Brisbane's most important cultural precincts and they regularly host large scale festivals and events. Approximately 11,000,000 people visit South Bank Parklands each year.
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  • What a nice way to pass a few hours on a Sunday afternoon wandering through the many different stalls! Yes there are the usual ones with humorous t-shirts, jewelry and clothing; but you can find unusu...  more »
  • I'm so happy with the location of my hotel, just couple of short blocks down to the river walk passing by the market. I assume this only happens on the week-end. Not a huge market, but several stalls ...  more »
  • Only two short lanes of craft stalls in the South Bank parklands, but there is something for everyone. We only get to visit these markets may be once s year or two, but it seems that the stalls always...  more »

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