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South Bank is, as the name suggests, located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River in Queensland’s capital city. Covering 42 acres (17 hectares), South Bank is home to lush parklands, restaurants, cafés and bars, and many, many events. The boardwalks and promenades threading their way along the riverside are popular with joggers and cyclists, and ideal for catching city views across to the CBD.

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.

Practival Info

South Bank is located directly opposite the city, and is connected to the city center by Victoria Bridge. Goodwill Bridge, in the south, also offers access across the river. South Bank is open from 5am until midnight daily, though individual attractions have their own operating hours.

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Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour, Brisbane, null
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Day or Night Brisbane Segway Tour

Let your experienced instructors be your guide you as you glide past the spectacular views of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Story Bridge, South Bank, the Botanic ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $29.68
Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Brisbane, Segway Tours
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Best of Brisbane Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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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

Location: Brisbane or Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.77
Brisbane Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Brisbane, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Brisbane Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Discover the highlights of Brisbane on a hop-on hop-off tour aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See attractions including the heritage-listed City Hall; ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $30.44
Brisbane Segway Sightseeing Tour, Brisbane, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Brisbane Segway Sightseeing Tour

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Glide effortlessly through Brisbane breathtaking sites and see the city’s best known landmarks on a fun Segway tour. Aboard your own personal two-wheel ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $37.29
Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise, Brisbane, Segway Tours
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Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

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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

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.16
Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast, Gold Coast, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast

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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

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.77
Brisbane Half-Day Morning City Tour, Brisbane, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Brisbane Half-Day Morning City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive Brisbane's modern city tour over 4 hours covering all the major highlights including Mt Coot-tha, Newstead House, Government House as ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.11
Brisbane River High Tea Cruise, Brisbane, Half-day Tours
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Brisbane River High Tea Cruise

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Treat yourself to a decadent afternoon of high tea aboard an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. This scenic 2-hour cruise on the Brisbane River includes sparkling ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.13
Brisbane Night City Tour, Brisbane, Day Cruises
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Brisbane Night City Tour

Looking to see the highlights of the city in 3 hours? Choose this tour and avoid the traffic and see the stunning city lit up at night. Your tour includes Mt ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.11
Brisbane Bike, Rollerblade or Scooter Rental, Brisbane, Night Tours
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Brisbane Bike, Rollerblade or Scooter Rental

New to town or just want to take an easy ride through Brisbane’s inner city hot spots? Cycle, Rollerblade, Scooter or Kickbike your way around the city ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $15.22

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