South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

4.8
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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  • During our 2 wk holiday in Brisbane from Cairns we spend a considerable amount of time exploring South Bank Area, some new construction work going on & unfortunately the Brisbane Channel 7 Wheel...  more »
  • One of the great spots to spend time and appreciate the beauty of the southbank parkland area. Great places to eat, great vibe and safe  more »
  • Not much to do at the moment- it felt the whole place was under construction. We walked over and almost straight away walked back to the main CBD. The only place that appeared to be doing a decent.....  more »
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  • The beach is a great way to cool down in the hot Queensland sun. Plenty of amenities nearby. Good for kids of all ages, we went with a friend and her 7 month old. Water is clean and cool. Lots of shaded areas too. Really impressed. Changing rooms and showers available.
  • If you visit Brisbane, the beach inside the city is definitely a fantastic experience... You will see a mini market (only in the weekend's, I think). Many restaurants, sand and blue water 💦🏖️ A good place for kids as well! Who won't lay on the beach and look directly at the tall Brisbane city?? I'm a fan! 🌴⭐
  • The water is nice and warm at night during summer time. Brisbane is always safe and the park suits families, young or old people. There is an artificial beach, with deep and swallow parts, a swimming pool large and nice with stairs where you can sit, water spouts and kind of a calm river for small kids, where the floor is full of pebbles. There is a deck around the whole place, with benches, sun umbrellas and chairs. Palms and few other trees for a nice and shade space for whom doesn't want to be exposed to the sun much.
  • Amazing place to unwind. Offers variety of food and amenities. The place has changed a lot and it’s very nice. Multiple agendas during holiday seasons, like fireworks, shows and etc. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to just take a day off. It’s also free, so enjoy!
  • Great area to walk around and enjoy what's on offer. Varied selection of restaurants to help satisfy all tastes and flavours. Or even treat yourself to ice cream and continue walking around. The whole layout of the district encourages you to wander and see all there is. The market stalls on weekend afternoons is really nice too.

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