Brisbane’s redeveloped South Bank lifestyle precinct is just across the Brisbane River from the city. It is a carefully planned recreational, cultural, retail, educational, entertainment, commercial and convention hub… it’s the fresh face of Brisbane.
South Bank is a must see destination for travellers and holidaymakers alike. It has become Brisbane’s number one tourist destination, a people place and the main focal point for many of Brisbane’s festivals and celebrations. And more than 9 million visitors a year would agree.
Buses and trains connect to South Bank, with underground parking accommodating more than 3,000 cars. You can also walk or bike across the Brisbane River to South Bank via the Goodwill and other the bridges.
At its heart is a 17-hectare, sub-tropical, lush parkland that is open all year round. It includes open lawn areas for recreational activities, rainforest walks, barbecue and picnic areas and a riverfront promenade with great views of the city. Many fitness programs and fun runs start and finish at South Bank.
Take your swimwear with you, as “Streets Beach” is an artificial swimming lagoon with crystal clear water and white sand, surrounded by palm trees and lush sub-tropical plants. Professional lifesavers are on duty seven days a week to ensure Streets Beach is a safe swimming area for kids and people of all ages.
Don’t miss the display of prehistoric and modern animals in the Museum Zoo at Queensland Museum.
As Brisbane’s arts precinct, South Bank is the Queensland Art Gallery’s home, also home to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Theatre Company, the State Library and Opera Queensland.
When Brisbane celebrates, it’s usually at South Bank, especially in September and October each year. Fireworks, festivals and a year-round events calendar ensures there is always plenty to see and do.
You will be surprised by the sheer number of exciting things to buy at the Little Stanley Street shopping strip and the open lifestyle markets that are held on Friday nights and all weekend.
South Bank provides a magic place to meet, play, dine and relax. There are more than 30 restaurants, cafes and takeaways; bringing flavours from around the world to your taste buds.
Make sure you allow plenty of time during your Brisbane holiday to experience some of the many treats South Bank has to offer. Plenty of parking ensures you can drive to your next port of call with ease and without any delay.
A hire car gives you freedom to see more of Brisbane and its surrounds during your stay. Check out our car rental Brisbane service on our website, you will be pleasantly surprised how competitive the pricing is!
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