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Address: South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 3867 2051
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Activities: Picnicking, Walking
Description: Choose from restaurants, cafes, a lagoon, a beautiful beach, playgrounds...
Choose from restaurants, cafes, a lagoon, a beautiful beach, playgrounds, gardens and walkways or barbecue and picnic areas to enjoy your day at South Bank Parklands.
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Brisbane Sightseeing Tour and Brisbane River Cruise

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An amazing beach on the side of the river complete with sand and a life-guard. Shallow at one side and deeper on the other. Lots of cafes, markets, grassy areas, pubs etc. Perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing beach on the side of the river complete with sand and a life-guard. Shallow at one side and deeper on the other. Lots of cafes, markets, grassy areas, pubs etc. Perfect for families of all sizes.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The 1988 World Expo in Brisbane was a magical event which provided me with many of my most wonderful memories. After the event, the site was transformed into a permanent Parklands precinct which is constantly evolving and improving. The beach area was recently enlarged and upgraded making it an even more popular place to relax in and cool off especially... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I must say that Brisbane found the perfect solution for not having close-by beaches. The place is clean and beautiful. I was there on a Saturday and it was not even too crowded. A shame we didn't bring our costumes! And we walked past it again right before dinner: such a relieve to put our feet on soft sand and... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to cool off if you have been touring. The kids enjoyed playing in the sand and just relaxing. Not a lot of places to sit - so be prepared to just stand or sit on the steps if you aren't swimming too. Loved the nearby places to get something to drink and eat.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Thought it was very ordinary looking. Swim spots are good for children I suppose. There are a number of restaurants which would be the best thing about South Bank

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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The parklands are an extension of the expo brisbane had in 1988. They have evolved over the years and now provide a relaxing , safe place for visitors and residents to visit either day or night. There is a wide selection of restaurants and there are always activities there. The gardens are ever changing and now there are some beutifull... More 

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Copacabana, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A bit of an oasis in Brisbane. Great little beach area, cafes and restaurants with a plethora of things to do. You won't be bored!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The view of the city from the walkway is beautiful and there is nice greenery. The cafes/restaurants are a bit overpriced for the quality you get. Nice place to come and relax.

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Granada, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Arty crafty market, live music, lots of bars and eateries. On the hop on hop off bus route. Sciennce museum and a big dinasaur outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great range of restaurants and museums. The later to a very high level.The Gallery of Modern Art was a delight in all respects, and worthy of more than an hour or two visit.

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