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South Bank Parklands

Open today: 05:00 - 23:59
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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...more
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South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3156 6366
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can’t go wrong at South Bank - pools, pubs, food & something for everyone. There’s a range of food and beverage choices, weekend handmade markets, and the public swimming area with loads of families, locals and visitors relaxing on the weekend. You can even hire...More

Thank Nelvk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love it nice vist This is an iconic place in Brisbane.. A must for visitors.. herb garden.. river side walks.. tropical plants..lagoons ( have a dip )..pubs and restaurants.. and non stop festivals and shows..You can easily spend the whole day with kids too...More

Thank sparshsharmasharma1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked along the North bank of the river before crossing the bridge to Southbank. What a beautiful oasis in the city. The green spaces were beautiful and filled with birds and reptiles. The pools and beach looked inviting but the landscaped board walks were the...More

Thank Catherine J A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is no better place to take visitors with young or older children as there is something for everyone. Lots of food and variety and markets which everyone loves. The beach pool has areas for all ages and life guards on duty. You wont be...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Travelled from the Gold Coast with Grandchildren to witness a mimicking of London’s South Bank in the U.K. As with both cities it was all hustle and bustle where ignorance plays a part in certain folks attitudes which was evident from the littering and uncontrolled...More

Thank KevinP1314
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful parklands within walking distance from CBD. So much to see and do. The kids can swim safely in the pools of play on the sand. Plenty of areas to sit and picnic or lots of places to buy snacks and meals. Extremely clean and...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 6 days ago

fun for the kids. there are some shallow pools for younger children which is great. try to score a place with shade and bring some drinks and snacks for a chilled day out.

Thank Trek818591
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing g to stroll through the markets and along the shore line to find a magical beach along the city skyline. Something to see and very kid friendly

Thank Jody A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what a nice surprise Southbank is, we had not visited for sometime but did with Grandkids during the holidays, great family area's, updated playground, attractions miniature train rides , really was a pleasure to visit

Thank lewistlm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take slow walks with lots of eateries nearby to stop anytime. Often there are events held here. Lots of places to sit if you’re tired. Its a 15-20 minute walk from Queen Street mall. The parkland itself is a 20 minute walk across. Pleasant in...More

Thank Datokadir
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Courteney F
16 April 2018|
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Response from 724martinusv | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are lights and security, but as in all city parks over the world, one must take care in darkness (especialy in parks).
Courteney F
16 April 2018|
Response from kerrodpotter | Reviewed this property |
Hi Courtney. The main beach area is lit enough that you can see around when you are in the water.
lyndall h
16 January 2018|
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Response from Maudes1 | Reviewed this property |
No parking is not free.