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“Beach in the heart of the City”

South Bank Parklands
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Owner description: South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The site of Expo in 1988, it has been refurb'd into a bustling hub that's walking distance from the city, central to a major bus exchange, and with ferry stops for either direction up and down the Brisbane River. Not dissimilar to what you would expect in a theme park or a resort-style hotel, but on a bigger scale, a pool has been transformed into a man-made beach in lush park surrounds. If public pools are not your thing, this would be subject to the same aversions, but for an easily accessible dip on a hot and humid Brisbane summer day, it's hard to beat. Great for the kids and big kids alike. There are bbq's in the park if you want throw on some snags, but you're spoiled for choice here when it comes to restaurants; with everything from takeaway canteens, mid range casual, to up-market dining. On the edge of the Brisbane River, many are worth an afternoon aperitif just to watch the sun go down looking back over the City. In immediate walking distance is a cinema, the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, the Gallery Of Modern Art, plus more. You are walking distance to the funky bars of West End or there's a pub in the centre of the parklands themselves. The Brisbane Wheel is located here and though much smaller than the London version, does give some nice elevated views. It really is one of those "something for everyone" places.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We loved SouthBank Parklands - what a credit to the City of Brisbane this is. To walk through the archways at night is just a glorious experience. We felt so safe the whole time we were there whether it be day or night. Fantastic to see all the kids enjoying the "beach" and had to chuckle at seeing one of Australia's famous "surf clubs" so far inland!

Thank Ali F
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

I love the rock pool ideal for adults and children to cool off ,it does get quite busy but a lovely atmosphere and the little café,s nearby which are great for families

Thank Rhonda L
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

If there is one place in Brisbane you should go it is South Bank for its 'beach', galleries with major art exhibitions changing regularly - world class - and arrive (and leave) by City Cat.
Not generally known is the Griffiths Uni Art Shop at the eastern end of South Bank has the best value art supplies in the city, also check out their graduating students art display, mostly for sale, at the end of the academic year where you could pick up something by a future master.

Thank tony b
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Possibly the best thing that has happened to Brisbane since Expo 88. It always seems to be getting better each & every year. I may be biased - I am lucky enough to work in an office right at Southbank - but it is always the best & cheapest place to go in Brisbane, Greta selection of food outlets, the terrific beach , lots of functions etc. Always first on the list to take out of town visitors.

Thank WayneP290
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