Brisbane Sights

South Bank Parklands

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

Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

One of the most appealing urban parks in Australia, this massive complex along the banks of the Brisbane River includes parklands, shops, hotels, a maritime museum, walking and cycling paths, a sprawling man-made beach, a stunning Nepalese pagoda, and excellent city views. The weekend Collective Markets bristle with handmade goods, live entertainers, buskers, artists, and emerging designers. Almost every week you'll find a new festival or event lighting up the Cultural Forecourt. Nearby Grey Street is lined with trendy shops and cafés, as well as contemporary international restaurants, bars, and a cinema. The Wheel of Brisbane (A$17.50), a giant Ferris wheel at the northern entrance of South Bank, has some of the most spectacular views of the city. South Bank Parklands stretches along the riverbank south of the Queensland Cultural Centre.

Sight Information


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

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07-3156–6366-Parklands; 07-3844–3464-Wheel of Brisbane ; 07-3844–5361-Maritime Museum

Sight Details:

  • Parklands free, museum A$16

Published 07/20/2016


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