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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 yesterday

Let me start by saying what I didn't like , Due to medical reasons I was limited in walking distance !!! "OK Anywhere else you would pay to enter this parkland," You will need good walking shoes, a water bottle, hat & sunnies and plenty...More

Thank ChrisAAhl
Reviewed yesterday

We visited here with family earlier this year. The upgrades to the swimming areas are addition. There were markets on also when we visited. We found the markets to be ok, but similar items for sale throughout and quite expensive/over priced. The restaurants are ok;...More

Thank tiggerqueensland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing public spaces with beautiful gardens and shrubbery, artificial pools that look like a real beach, and a good selection of restaurants.

Thank UncorkOntario
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spend all day or an afternoon in the parklands with beaches and a pool to relax by. Plenty of places to eat and drink

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend a few hours. It is wonderful for small children with a beach area and a supervised swimming and water play park. Lots of cafes and a fabulous market. Well worth a visit.

Thank 206danif
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came over on the free City Hopper ferry from East Street. What a great experience! The tree lined pathways along the river and the well kept gardens are an absolute treat, along with plenty of diverse restaurants. Further back is the hub of Brisbane's...More

Thank sacanaugirl2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

South Bank parklands are an excellent environment for walks, bike riding or just general relaxation. Plenty to see and do with many walking and bike tracks. Brisbane River area also has a few great pedestrian and bike bridges for convenience and practicality and many restaurants...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love coming to Southbank! Strolling through the different area's feels like you are in different places every few minutes. The view of the city from this side of the gentle giant that is the Brisbane River is spectacular. I like to take photos and...More

Thank gwmcewan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The South Bank area is a great place to go for a stroll, bike ride, or run. It's also got a full beach/pool area providing lots of swimming options for adults and kids alike. Restaurants are plentiful and there are plenty of spaces to go...More

Thank DutchCanuck_DX
Reviewed 5 days ago

The best place to hangout in Brisbane, restaurants, river, amazing parkland and list is go on. It's highly recommended to spend your day or night there, you can stroll along the river have a picnic or go to one of the nice coffee shops and...More

Thank Emadbabaa
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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).
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.
Mark W
5 January 2018|
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Response from GregSelf | Reviewed this property |
The official answer is "No" for the sand and possibly the whole parkland. You could be fined and/or asked to leave, though I can't see how they could stop you coming back to another area. If you Google images of the beach... More
29 September 2017|
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Response from CristyG25 | 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