"South Bank Parklands" Southbank Tip by Jez79

Southbank, Brisbane: 81 reviews and 174 photos

Built on the Expo 88 site, South Bank has become a mecca for locals and visitors to Brisbane. It's a great place for a picnic, a stroll or ride along the river front, an evening out or a family gathering. On special events, the places is packed, and there is often fireworks displays. South Bank is across the river from the City, and you can walk across the bridge or catch the bus/ train/ ferry/Citycat. Parking is also available. The Queensland museum, State library and Performing Arts Complex and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre are also all located around South Bank.

The parklands includes:

Picnic facilities:
Spread across the parklands and overlooking gardens, the beach, Brisbane city and the river, facilities include BBQ's, covered seating areas, water and public toilets. You can bring your own food or opt for something from the numerous snack bars and take away places.

On hot summer days in Brisbane, locals and tourists flock to South Bank to cool off at the beach, situated in the middle of South Bank, overlooking the city. The beach is patrolled by a life guard, but if you don't want to get wet you can relax on the sand and enjoy the view. If you're looking for a place to enjoy the quiet, avoid South Bank in summer!!

Weekend markets:
The South Bank Art and Craft markets, which operates Friday 5pm until10pm, Saturday 11am until 5pm, and Sunday 9am until 5pm. The Farmers and Fresh Seafood markets are held from 7am to 12 noon on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Restaurants, bars and coffee shops:
South Bank and the surrounding area has developed into a funky little community of restaurants and bars. The cuisine varies (check out the website for a full list), as do the prices, but there are some good eats to be found.

For information about upcoming events, accommodation options and any other information you'd like about South Bank, contact the Visitor Information Centre.

Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
PO Box 2001

Address: South Brisbane
Directions: Across the river from Brisbane City, on the way to West End.
othercontact: info@south-bank.net.au
Phone: 61 7 3867 2051
Website: http://www.marketsqueensland.com.au/southbank-lifestyle-market.htm

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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