Offering a lifestyle precinct in the heart of Brisbane city, South Bank embraces Queensland's unique environment integrating art, culture and history with boutique shopping, a huge range of dining options, natural attractions and family friendly parklands.
The Parklands, the art and culture hub of Grey Street and the cosmopolitan dining of Little Stanley Street make up the precinct known as South Bank. Grey Street marks the beginning of South Bank and is home to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Queensland Conservatorium, State Library of Queensland and Queensland Museum.
Little Stanley Street borders the back end of South Bank and is home to a smorgasbord of trendy cafes, boutiques and contemporary restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world including Turkish, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian and modern Australia.
The Parklands in South Bank embrace Brisbane's outdoor lifestyle, showcasing natural beauty in the heart of the city. The iconic Arbours are covered in bougainvillea and provide colourful, floral scented shade as you explore the park. There are picnic spots by the river, BBQ facilities, children's playgrounds as well as Aquativity, an interactive water-play park for the kids.
One of South Bank's most well-known attractions is Streets Beach, a man made lagoon beach complete with sandy shores and cool water patrolled by life guards right in the middle of the city. There's also the piazza for entertainment and community events, the beautiful green space and public art installation of the Liana Lounge and a number of take aways, bars, cafes, alfresco dining, restaurants and pubs.
The Wheel of Brisbane is another iconic attraction which offers a giant ferris wheel of enclosed carriages offering breathtaking views of the city from a height. A unique perspective on this beautiful river city, the Wheel is popular with both visitors and locals alike.
A remainder from the famous World Expo held at South Bank in 1988, the Nepalese Pagoda is a stunning attraction and a beautiful monument to the spiritual and cultural significance for the Nepalese people. There's even a wishing pond if you're feeling lucky.
Nearby at the South Brisbane Dry Dock, the Queensland Maritime Museum is another popular heritage-listed attraction that showcases cultural, historical goldfield and nautical treasures that has been a fixture of the precinct since 1973.