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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made beach” (527 reviews)
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South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3156 6366
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Reviewed today

Stunning, sunning, swimming, scenic, scent sating - (flavoursome food to feed all family fetishes), sleeping, perambulating...or simply soaking up the ambience and appreciating this unique inner city experience. Whatever your need it will be met at Southbank parklands or adjacent QPAC. Don't think about it....just...More

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed today

I love the Southbank Parklands. So much to see and do without rushing. The gardens are pretty; heaps of shade and good walks along the River; easy access to the Art Gallery, Concert Halls, Museum and Maritime Museum; Brisbane Eye; plenty of restaurants and snack...More

Thank MJM64
Reviewed yesterday

There is plenty of pools to swim in from the babies to the grown ups. We chose to walk along and enjoy the South Bank and see the many sites. Loved this area and caught a ferry from here down the river to Bulimba.

Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed yesterday

Some parts of the park lands are currently being refurbished. Best place to take out the family swimming in the lagoon, see what's on at the museum, galleries and performing arts; really great restaurants, nice playground for the kiddos and dine into different restaurants, cafes...More

Thank Sese1010
Reviewed yesterday

South Bank Parklands are a very convenient option for those hot summer days, go with your children to one of the pools and relax in the beach... looking up to the skyline.

Thank Paloma F
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best place in Brisbane to cool off while staring at the Brisbane river and the city skyline. I love this place !

Thank zerozeroonedot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lost and bored on a sunday arvo in Southbank the Parklands are a perfect place for family, exercise, exploration, lunch or just meander around. A nice friendly tourist environment there is plenty to keep you amused if you look.

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 2 days ago

If your in Brisbane, visit South Bank! Its the highlight of the city and probably one of the best "South Banks" I've visited in the word! THERES A BEACH! A man made beach, in the city! - Free & there is lifeguards. A Japanese temple....More

Thank DaftDoughnut
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place, so much fo do. Take a ride on the free ferry up the river. We did two round trips do we could see both sides of the river.

Thank ozbilt
Reviewed 2 days ago

From families splashing in the swimming pools, the sweeping city views across the river, the gorgeous floral covered walk way, and the plethora of excellent nearby restaurants - a visit to Brisbane is not complete without a visit to the superb South Bank Parklands.

Thank Jason F
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Cristy G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! This is what I read about our Southbank: Locker Hire Lockers are available for temporary hire in Stanley Street Plaza, near Streets Beach. Hire fees are $4 for three hours and $8 for six hours. Please note that these... More
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
3 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!