South Bank is perfect for a relaxing day out. The gardens are a mixture of rainforest, grassed areas, water features and plazas, leaving plenty of places for picnics in the many habitats. The river promenade is the main attraction, including the Grand Arbour covered in flowering bougainvillea, the Nepal Peace Pagoda, the open air amphitheatre of the Courier Mail Piazza, and many retail spaces. The most popular attraction of South Bank however, is the Wheel of Brisbane. A giant, almost 200ft (60m) tall Ferris wheel sitting on the banks of the Brisbane River, the Wheel of Brisbane gives visitors expansive, birds eye views over the city. On weekend evenings browse home wares, jewelry and collectibles at the South Bank Lifestyle Market.
Streets Beach is a main attraction of South Bank. A large, man-made beach covering 1.2 square miles (2 square km), Streets Beach is comprised of a huge lagoon, rocky creeks, and exotic plants, creating a mini-oasis in the center of Brisbane. The lagoon is also chlorinated and patrolled by lifeguards every day, making it one of the safest places for children to swim around the city.
Tours & Tickets
Discover Brisbane's historic city centre, river and wildlife on a full-day tour. You'll tour Brisbane's city-centre attractions by coach, take a cruise along ... Read more
Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
See Australia’s amazing animals on a day trip to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary from Brisbane. Your river cruise takes you from the bustling waterfront of Southbank ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Discover the cosmopolitan delights and friendly vibe of Brisbane on a day long excursion from the Gold Coast. You’ll see the city center and sights such as ... Read more
Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Discover the tropical charm of Brisbane on a three-hour tour of Queensland's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this comprehensive morning tour is ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)