Enjoy Fun in the Sun at Brisbane’s Exciting South Bank Parklands
Discover world-class entertainment, attractions and leisure activities for the entire family at one of Brisbane’s most important cultural precincts, South Bank Parklands. Situated on the edge of the Brisbane River overlooking the city, South Bank Parklands features an array of attractions, plus annual events, concerts and festivals.
Brisbane Festivals Keep the Party Going Strong
There’s a time to celebrate and for Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands, that time is all year long. Hosting numerous festivals and events throughout the year, visitors flock from far and wide to take in extravagant fireworks displays, cultural events and international arts festivals. Epic fireworks shows provide jaw-dropping vistas over the city and Brisbane River for New Year’s Eve, Australia Day and Brisbane Festival’s Riverfire.
An Extravaganza of Shops, Restaurants, Attractions and South Bank Markets
The South Bank Parklands are a cornucopia of attractions, gardens, pathways and eateries. Walk along the Brisbane River and through the gardens to The Arbour, curling steel columns covered in bougainvillea that continue to flower throughout the year and offer an excellent background for selfies.
At the heart of the South Bank Parklands is the Courier-Mail Piazza, an impressive open-air venue that hosts an array of local events and concerts. With a seating capacity of 2.158, it’s also the ideal intimate space to enjoy a rousing performance by the acclaimed Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Constructed in 2008 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Expo 88, the Wheel of Brisbane is a 60-metre tall Ferris wheel offering extraordinary views of Brisbane and the South Bank. Relax in a gondola as you float along and marvel at the sweeping Brisbane River and city landscape.
South Bank markets include the Young Designers Market held on the first Sunday of the month, with fashion-forward apparel and accessories from talented Brisbane designers on full display. While the Nepal Peace Pagoda is a must see due to its interesting architecture and meditation area.
South Bank Parklands boasts an impressive collection of laid back restaurants and cafes, and the ideal way to experience them is dining al fresco with a glass of Australian wine, craft beer or a refreshing cocktail. Or pack a picnic basket and find a quiet spot in one of the many South Bank Parklands parks – such as Rainforest Green – for a romantic picnic for two.
Families with children also have plenty of activities to keep them busy, including swimming at Streets Beach, a man-made beach with over 4,000 cubic metres of sand, bright blue water and native palm trees.
Luxury Hotels in Brisbane’s South Bank Precinct
Brisbane hotels and accommodations include Rydges South Bank Brisbane, a luxury high-rise hotel in the heart of all of the action. With two on-site restaurants, a swimming pool and contemporary rooms and suites, you’ll be comfortable and content here as your home base for exploring all that Brisbane and the South Bank Parklands have to offer.
A myriad of other hotels and serviced apartments in and near the South Bank suburb include modern, luxury hotels with on-site dining, fitness and panoramic Brisbane city views, such as Mantra South Bank Brisbane, Emporium South Bank, and Swiss-Belhotel Brisbane.
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