South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

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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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  • What a lovely area. Beautiful walks. Excellent for families, lots of playing areas and a man made "seaside" for children and people who like to sunbath. Lots of lovely restaurants, bars etc. (Lots....  more
    What a lovely area. Beautiful walks. Excellent for families, lots of playing areas and a man made "seaside" for children and people who like to sunbath. Lots of lovely restaurants, bars etc. (Lots....  more »
  • Wow! If you have little kids this is the best place to fill in either 20mins or 2 hours! The park is decent in size with dedicated areas for little ones (under 4) and big kids. There are icecream... 
    Wow! If you have little kids this is the best place to fill in either 20mins or 2 hours! The park is decent in size with dedicated areas for little ones (under 4) and big kids. There are icecream...  more »
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  • I feel whatever neighbourhood you go in Brisbane it’s very appealing and scenic with lots to do. The closer you get to the centre the nicer it is. South Bank is so vast and scenic on its entire path. And the views of the other side are superb! Nice city! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘
  • Great place with beautiful gardens, riverside walk, lagoon and pool open to public, restaurants and bars. You could spend the whole day here with several activities and attractions. A man-made lagoon at the centre of the city for swimming is quite unique. I would recommend going for swimming in the early mornings before it gets busy.

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