Brisbane Sights

South Bank Parklands

  • Grey St. south of Melbourne St. Map It
  • Brisbane
  • Park/Playground
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/28/2016

Fodor's Review

One of the most appealing urban parks in Australia, this massive complex includes parklands, shops, a maritime museum, walking and cycling paths, a sprawling man-made beach and luxurious lagoons, a carved-wood pagoda, and excellent city views. The weekend Collective Markets (running until 9 pm on Saturday evenings) bristle with handmade goods, live entertainers, buskers, artists and emerging designers, and almost every week you'll find a new festival or event coloring the Cultural Forecourt. Nearby Grey Street is lined with trendy shops and cafés, as well as contemporary international restaurants, bars, and an on-site cinema. The Wheel of Brisbane, a giant Ferris wheel at the northern entrance of South Bank, is also a must for travelers wanting a spectacular view of the city for A$15 per person. South Bank Parklands stretches along the riverbank south of Queensland Cultural Centre.

Sight Information


Grey St. south of Melbourne St., Brisbane, Queensland, 4101, Australia

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07-3867–2051-(parklands); 07-3844–3464-(wheel of brisbane)

Sight Details:

  • Parklands free, museum A$12
  • Parklands daily 5 am–midnight; info center daily 9–5; museum daily 9:30–4:30 (last entry 3:30); markets Sat. 10–9, Sun. 10–5

Published 01/28/2016


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