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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  • I cannot believe my eyes, even the beach aboard River with the lifeguards all recreated to perfection, the Ferris wheel and the various games for children. just missing the snow
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  • Tucked away in a little laneway off of Little Collins Street , Melbourne is the Causeway 353 Hotel. For a small hotel it has loads of features and the location is just perfect.. Very close to Elizabet...  more »
  • Love it could not have asked for a nicer day out. Thanks South Bank and city hopper for the free ride up and down the river  more »
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  • Always great fun but this weekend the Regional Flavours Festival is a must for any foodie! Once a year, two days, and best and biggest free food festival in Australia. Watch all the Master Chef judges and heaps of other celebrity chefs do cooking demonstrations. Or just try samples of Queensland's delicious produce, including, of course, the best of the wine from all the region! My 'must be there!' event of the year!
  • A well designed, well maintained park in beautiful surroundings. We've been at day and night and loved it each time. Today was splashing around in the water park and last night was spent in the play ground. Some areas are closed at the moment for maintenance but there's loads still open and it's all well kept.
  • Beautiful spot to visit in Brisbane. Good for picnics and plenty to do. Lots of food - a bit pricey but a great atmosphere. Swimming available and lifeguards + kids pool :)
  • This parkland has a space for everyone! There are fantastic playgrounds for children, a variety of swimming or paddling opportunities, plenty of seating in shaded areas or out in the sun. There are mini ecosystems to explore. An 'epicurious' garden of fruits, vegetables and herbs. There is regular live entertainment and an abundance of food & beverage choices! I love this part of Brisbane city 😄💟
  • Great place to visit. Family friendly. Enjoyable movie nights. Nice to cool down and have a relaxing swim. Has a wide range of eateries and restuarants.

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Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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