About South Bank
South Bank is Brisbane’s leading lifestyle destination, drawing an estimated 11 million visitors each year. Set on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, South Bank offers breathtaking views of the city skyline, a central location for events and outdoor activities, and premium waterfront dining.
With so many features and areas to explore, South Bank holds a reputation as Brisbane’s must-see tourist destination – but the fun isn’t just for visitors! As a household name among Brisbane locals, South Bank is a popular weekend spot for families and couples of all ages.
No matter their age, interests, or the occasion, visitors adore spending leisurely days in South Bank’s Parklands and surrounds. With room to splash around in Streets Beach, recline on the green lawns of River Quay, and wander through the Arbour’s stunning walking track, the all-inclusive destination is a chance to explore Brisbane’s unique highlights.
Among the sprawling picnic areas, free community BBQs, playgrounds, and water-play areas, South Bank also plays host to a range of celebrated attractions. The Wheel of Brisbane, BRISBANE sign, Streets Beach, and Nepalese Pagoda are just a few of the unique features found at South Bank – and they’re an absolute must for sightseers.
The celebrations don’t stop at the sights, either! The area boasts a long list of restaurants, cafes, bars and eateries, both within the Parklands and along South Bank’s Little Stanley and Grey Streets.
For growing minds and eager learners, South Bank is also home to Brisbane’s diverse cultural precinct, encouraging creativity with the Queensland Museum, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, State Library, and the Gallery of Modern Art.
Set just across the river from Brisbane’s CBD, South Bank is easily accessible by car, public transport, or on foot – across either the Victoria or Goodwill bridges. Street and underground parking are available in a variety of locations.