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South Bank Parklands

South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3156 6366
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made beach” (500 reviews)
“the river” (1,276 reviews)
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South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3156 6366
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Southbank is an oasis in the city where you can stroll around and see the birdlife of Brisbane. It is an ideal meeting place and smaller kids like to swim at the lagoon there.

Thank Sam H
Reviewed yesterday

Located along the Brisbane River across from the CBD. Contains various attractions including a man made beach, the Wheel of Brisbane, rainforests, a Nepalese pagoda, walkways and picnic areas. Easily accessible from the city by walking and public transport. Free entry.for most things.

Thank AdrianDB84
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really lovely free attraction. The beach and pools are superb and great for children. At night the "fountains" light up.

Thank Andy E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this amazing place, I spent the most wonderful moment here while I was in Brisbane. During the weekend there is also a beautiful market! I love it!

Thank Anemonesea
Reviewed 2 days ago

Brisbane is a lovely city. Southbank is a terrific day out for visitors. Ride your bike or walk. Enjoy the river and have a picnic. Most of the year the weather is lovely and the pool water is always warm. Great day out.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went into the South Bank a few times during our week in Brisbane....lovely area, full of restaurants and pleasent river walks, nice market on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank claret_an_blue
Reviewed 3 days ago

I remember Southbank prior to Expo 88 and being amazed at the changes then, now... wow! It looks great and offers so much variety. Also great to see some Expo artifacts preserved.

Thank Gezza B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The 'beach' was closed for renovations but the resort style pool was open and packed full a gorgeous people!! Only a short walk over the bridge from the CBD. Worth a visit, even if it's only to go for lunch.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very relaxing nice walk had a nice breakfast opposite the pool area plenty to see it's certainly changed for the better

Thank gregles86
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice big park in the city, which has changed over the years. Walk along the Riverbank. There is a huge fairly knew children's playground. Lots of places to eat from inexpensive to more expensive, or just sit and have a coffee. Lovely swimming area, more...More

Thank Kathryn R
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17 May 2017|
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Response from GeorginaBurrows | Reviewed this property |
Very accessible, Ramps down to the market area and pool, and lifts up from the car park and up the the second story pubs and restaurants. The rest is all gently sloping paths. But it does get crowded
4 November 2015|
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Response from Rockette62 | Reviewed this property |
There are many different eateries at Southbank. I recall see dairy and gluten free optiond. I notice this because I need it too!
4 July 2015|
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Response from Geoff C | Reviewed this property |
Rydges would be ideal. Get a room overlooking the river & the Southbank parklands. Enjoy your stay!!