South Bank Parklands
South Bank Parklands
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South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.
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  • Fiona B
    Melbourne, Australia170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprising
    Lots of place to stop and take a rest and take in the location or people watch. Interesting beach/ pool area in the hear of the city. Also a rain forest walk and a Nepalese temple that was donated during Expo 88. Stoll along the Brisbane river, grab a meal or an ice-cream and lots of the restaurants in the area
    Visited June 2023
    Written 25 June 2023
  • SarahH70
    Manchester, United Kingdom238 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Beach and fabulous shops and restaurants
    We spent our last afternoon in Brisbane on South Bank. We rode the big wheel and spent time on the beach enjoying the sunshine. There are a great selection of shops bars and restaurants in the area and a lovely walk along the riverfront from the beach to the main bridge near the theatre.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Annenberg
    Auckland, New Zealand89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gardens and walking paths beautiful
    The South Bank Parklands are beautiful. I highly recommend a visit for walking, swimming or relaxing. During the Day it's great, however the South Bank restaurant area is not very vibrant, something negative is going on here, compared to other parts of central Brisbane.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Rachel Todd
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    South bank Parklands
    South bank is a very tranquil place to stroll through or stop at to have a bite to eat. Mega clean. beautifully kept and with lovely views of the river. The council are providing a lovely facility for the people.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • LSQRD1
    Kent, Ohio798 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class riverside area
    This is such a fantastic riverside area! We enjoyed walking along and seeing all the plants. There is a neat natural pool, a food garden, tropical forest, places to eat, etc. We often go to waterside areas along a similar vein to this one around the world and this one is amazing. Truely unique and very well done!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and see it
    Either just go for a walk or enjoy one or more of the activities on offer. Many buskers put on a great performance. There are plenty of places to stop for a drink or a meal. Pretty garden areas offer different sights and places to enjoy.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Part of the City
    We spent quite a bit of time in or near Southbank while staying in Brisbane. The fanzone was there for the Women's World Cyp so there was a bit of a buzz anyway. Even without that, it's a lovely area, nice greery, the riverfront views and lots of good bars and restaurants all along. It's dominated by the bug ferris wheel, so you can miss it. Loads of museums and galleries run alongside too, and it's a stop on the metro.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 September 2023
  • ItchyFeet
    Camarillo, California10,718 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walking area
    We walked to the area from the W Hotel and wandered through the area, the beach, rain forest, rode the wheel and saw the Brisbane sign. There are bats in the trees by the sign so be careful. My wife got bat pooped on while walking under the trees. We walked around the area both in the daytime and at night.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Aussie_2012
    Melbourne, Australia897 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning foreshore area in the heart of Brisbane
    Stunning foreshore area in the heart of Brisbane. This area is over 30 years old but it is truly a beautiful place filled with so many places to visit from vegetarian gardens, a beach and pools, bars and cafes, stunning gardens, markets, cultural and exhibition centres and walkways. Takes about 20 minutes to walk the length but you'll be stopping so frequently so you could easily spend hours here. It's clean, peaceful and amazing to visit right in the heart of the city.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 November 2023
  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand4,204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Central are to stay in Brisbane
    The whole of the South Bank is interesting, not just the Parklands and the cultural precinct. If you're in high-rise accommodation as were there's great views across the river to the CBD. Also some interesting buildings and good cafes around Fish Lane. And of course the area is very central; easy to get to Paddington and the West End as well as downtown.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
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Spotty Man
Jimboomba, Australia135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I have been spending time at Southbank for more years than I care to recall and love the place. It has been a thing for me to drop off my wife at an event somewhere in the City and then go for a wander through Southbank (almost always with our dogs) for many, many years. I love the relaxed nature of the place and feel that it mirrors the lifestyle in Qld quite well. Chilled, unpretentious and suitable for whatever folks want to do whether it be riding a bike, reading a book, jogging, playing with kids, strolling, having a swim or a BBQ.
Did I mention that puppies on leads are welcome ?
Plenty of food outlets, transport options and hidden delights like the sensory garden and the little boardwalks.....
Not to mention the easy access across and along both sides of the river for many kms.
A wonderful way to spend as little or as long as you like.
Written 21 April 2024
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Sarah C
Ashtead, UK1 261 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It's well worth sending a couple of hours along the South Bank, there's so much to see, mock beaches, art galleries, bridges, city vista, people watching...
Written 29 February 2024
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IrishMD
Dublin, Ireland205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Safe and attractive area in Brisbane, with plenty of daytime cafés and restaurants. I enjoyed several relaxing walks in this area during my holiday.
Written 8 February 2024
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infoD1682BA
North Queensland, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Lovely park, extremely clean.
Even first thing on New Year’s Day there wasn’t a speck of rubbish to be found.
Wheel of brisbane was great too. No shortage of food/dining in the area
Written 2 January 2024
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jean s
Glenbrook, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
My family and I attended EXPO 1988, it was a wonderful experience and I am glad to say, the Gov. have kept the same atmosphere along the South Bank with entertainment, swimming areas, restaurants and established tropical green gardens and beautiful shaded walks.
Written 16 December 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4 204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The whole of the South Bank is interesting, not just the Parklands and the cultural precinct. If you're in high-rise accommodation as were there's great views across the river to the CBD. Also some interesting buildings and good cafes around Fish Lane. And of course the area is very central; easy to get to Paddington and the West End as well as downtown.
Written 10 December 2023
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Daniel A
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Fantastic area filled with play spaces, pools, restaurants, shops and activities. Has a great view of the CBD across the water yo get those great photos too.
Written 10 December 2023
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Aussie_2012
Melbourne, Australia897 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Stunning foreshore area in the heart of Brisbane. This area is over 30 years old but it is truly a beautiful place filled with so many places to visit from vegetarian gardens, a beach and pools, bars and cafes, stunning gardens, markets, cultural and exhibition centres and walkways. Takes about 20 minutes to walk the length but you'll be stopping so frequently so you could easily spend hours here. It's clean, peaceful and amazing to visit right in the heart of the city.
Written 27 November 2023
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puckstopper31
Edmonton, Canada746 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Just love this place! Have spent two afternoons enjoying the sites and strolling along Southbank. Make time to visit here.
Written 1 November 2023
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA10 718 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We walked to the area from the W Hotel and wandered through the area, the beach, rain forest, rode the wheel and saw the Brisbane sign.

There are bats in the trees by the sign so be careful. My wife got bat pooped on while walking under the trees.

We walked around the area both in the daytime and at night.
Written 28 October 2023
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