South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Categories: Playgrounds, Fun & Games, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web
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. To visit South Bank Parklands on your trip to Brisbane, use our Brisbane trip itinerary planner.
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  • Family friendly area with clean amenities, walks beside the river and sandy beach. Popular with young families, but also nice for any age group to enjoy. Water was cold but refreshing. Amazing that yo...  read more »
  • This is such an amazing place, we cycled along here and loved the vibe. Its such a funky place with loads to do, eat and see 
  • With lots of Places to Eat, Markets, Bars, Cinema and space on the grass to have your own Picnic or Barbecue, South Bank Parklands is a great place to visit Day or Night. During the hot summer months ...  read more »
  • Being a lovely Grandparent, I want the best for my grandchildren and SouthBank does exactly that! Spent all day swimming in the beach area. I've lived in all parts of the world in my time. But Brisbane and it's SouthBank really feels like home. 5/5 Loved it
  • Beautiful way to enjoy a relaxed day. Plenty of options to eat, Friday eve markets, a beautiful public pool with good change rooms and toilets. Gorgeous views, beautiful promenade, many cyclists, walkers, locals and tourists can enjoy together.
  • It's a lovely vibe and very pretty at SB. There are many events being held here all the time. Great place to bring kids because of the swimming pools, man made beach and the great big playground. Loads of dining choices. The only thing letting it down are the crowds (especially in summer) and you will battle to find somewhere to sit around the swimming areas/playground. I guess that is to be expected anywhere you go though. Easy to get to using public transport.
  • Great green space in the heart of Brisbane - always on the list for a stroll or a 5 - 6k run - pool availalbe too for the hot days, and there are showering facilities, making it easy to have a dip or a run and then get changed to explore the restaurants. The only gripe is the expensive parking - 16 dollars for an hour seems a bit much. The food options are good, though many restaurants seem to come and go. Market on some weekends.
  • The highlight of Brisbane. The walk on the water is lively and the bridges are covered in colored light at night. Plenty of food options and drink options. Vibes are positive and it seems like lots of cultural events happen here and also markets. Must do!
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