Located on the southern side of the Brisbane River, the South Bank Parklands combine 17 hectares of beautiful parkland, world-class restaurants and cafes, theatre, a large swimming lagoon and plenty of entertainment for all ages.
It will not be an over statement if we call south bank Parklands as the most popular tourist spot out of all the tourist attractions in Brisbane.
Visit South Bank at any time of the year to enjoy craft markets, firework displays, stunning views, talented buskers, sculptors and rainforest area. If you love a great view, take a ride on Brisbane’s very own London Eye-style Wheel of Brisbane for a 360-degree view.
South bank was initially constructed for World expo’88 which was probably the first biggest event Brisbane ever hosted. More than 15,760,000 visitors attended Expo 88 and made a major contribution to the economy.
Another south bank attraction is ‘The Nepal Peace Pagoda‘, a traditional three-storey handmade wooden replica of a Pagoda in Kathmandu, Nepal which is the only remaining trace of the expo 88. Also, don’t miss the board walk while you are at south bank. It is a beautiful walk along side the Brisbane river which leads you to the bridge which connects Southbank to the city.
The most exclusive feature of south bank is the artificial beach of south bank. Summers can get really hot in Australia mainly in Brisbane. A pool in the middle of the Parklands is like a heaven for locals and tourists in the hot summers. The pools are watched by the lifeguards and there is a separate pool for kids. Kids can also enjoy the new rides which is a new addition to the south bank Parklands.
South Bank also has a large piazza called Courier mail piazza which hosts a variety of events.
South bank offers full pack of tourist attractions all at one place. So, if you are travelling to Brisbane, south bank should be at the top of your list of things to do in Brisbane.
Also read – Top 10 places to eat in South Bank