South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

(4.8/5 based on 7,000+ 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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  • We did a walk through South Bank and found it very enjoyable as you are walking along the river bank and gardens plenty of good spots for photo's we then went on a river cruise for 1.5 hours this was ...  more »
  • It was a beautiful sunny day in Brisbane so we took off to South Bank Parklands to enjoy the park and the man made beach.We don't even need to travel far to enjoy a beach out day.The place was invitin...  more »
  • South Bank was a surprise for us. Great selection of things to see and do - restaurants, cafes, pub, markets on weekends and the most amazing water area with beach and pools that are patrolled by life...  more »
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  • Great place Southbank! Free entertainment happens all the time and the pools and parks are fantastic (also free!) food can be a bit pricey but for the service it's worth it. Views of the river are also stunning and it's quite close to the performing arts centre and other museums as well as a brief walk to Queen Street Mall.
  • A really great park for the kids and all the family, right next to the city. The park is constantly looked after by South Bank Corporation who really do a pretty good job of maintaining the grass, plants and general equipment. Swimming here is also a good family activity. But.o. hot days it can get busy so be sure to get there as early as you can
  • Love this place. It has everything for everyone. Loved the Epicurious - especially every Thursday you can get fresh free herbs or vegetables that the volunteers pick then put in the cart for everyone to try.
  • Sooooooo beautiful❤️ because of here, i wish i'd like to live in brisbane!!! Amazing paradise!
  • This place is GREAT! The gardens, the beach... we try to go there and spend the afternoon as often as we can!