South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

4.7
#1 of 1,143 in Fun & Games in Australia
Sitting along the Brisbane River, South Bank Parklands sits in the heart of Brisbane. Towering over the park at 60 m (197 ft), the Wheel of Brisbane Ferris wheel offers you a panorama of the city and its surrounding. When your ride finishes, head to Streets Beach, a manmade beach spreading out over 2,000 sq m (21,500 sq ft) and containing a base of 4,000 cubic meters (5,200 cubic yards) of sand with another 70 tons brought in every summer. Here you can swim in chlorinated fresh water and relax under the shade of a palm tree. Other attractions include the traditionally designed Nepal Peace Pagoda and flowering bougainvillea on the 443 curling steel columns of The Arbour. Numerous restaurants and cafes offer dining options. Arrange your visit to South Bank Parklands and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brisbane using our Brisbane vacation planner .
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  • We did not get to get in the water but walking through, everything was clean and people were minding their own business. Normally, a public pool area would be avoided like the plague but I would defin...  more »
  • Great area, great design, plenty of room for everyone. Easy access by walking or cycling and safe area for kids with plenty of lifeguards on duty. Congratulations to Brisbane Council for the developme...  more »
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  • South bank is a great place to bring the family. Have a swim, have a picnic or choose a restaurant to grab a bite. Loads of space and different choices available. Free water refill stations available too. Check out the temple of walk through the gardens. Great time for the whole family to be had
  • What is to not like. This is Brisbane's great family playground -for everyone. Quiet peaceful amphitheater spaces or busy beach and swimming precinct. Plenty of shade and good facilities. With trains and ferries right there it is so easy to pip into Southbank for a change of scenery or enjoy the festival activities. I love it and have been visiting since 2003.
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