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South Bank Parklands

Open Now: 5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 5:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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South Bank Parklands is Brisbane's premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all...more
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South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3156 6366
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a walk through this area. We didn’t spend too much time but would highly recommend. The area is beautiful with a nice beach and pool for families. Plenty of restaurants and wildlife. A credit to the Brisbane planners.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 848russellh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a great place to hang out even keep fit at everything is geared to the outside and enjoying yourself. It’s managed an dlioked after impeccably and a really nice place just to chill at. A 10 out of 10 for us.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mishmashoflife
Reviewed yesterday

South Banks is amazing amusing Free fun. Take the family, take your friends, young and old. Safe swimming, great grassy areas to relax. Music and entertainment for all ages. Love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vikki G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view was very nice from the circle of brisbane. The park was much more relaxing than i expected. Really a good place for a walk around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dippal B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Southbank has it’s Christmas lights up and after the last refit looks lovely. There were a lot of people down at the beach and pool area. The new hang out spaces are well utilised. Nice spot for a stroll.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 418anniet
Reviewed yesterday

Great for all the family. Great markets, nice beach, fabulous Sunday afternoon music.. Definitely worth going to. Pick the activity you want and go then or just relax and enjoy a swim or some food anytime.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janfinch20
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most relaxing places to visit, a must for every visitor to Brisbane. It has everything for the whole family. It’s peaceful, colorful and enjoyable. Kudos too to the management committee who are continually upgrading South Bank.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angietando
Reviewed yesterday

There is just so much to do at the parklands, so many options for any member of the family, from lazing on the sand or grass to mucking up in the water fountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregJohn2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Need a city fix with a view to dip your feet. Restaurants at finger tips with beautiful walking paths throughout the location

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous lights, highlighting all the trees in a magical fairytale glow. Its easy to spend a few hours here in the cool of the evening. So worth a visit this Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2018
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16 April 2018|
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Response from 724martinusv | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are lights and security, but as in all city parks over the world, one must take care in darkness (especialy in parks).
16 April 2018|
Response from kerrodpotter | Reviewed this property |
Hi Courtney. The main beach area is lit enough that you can see around when you are in the water.
lyndall h
17 January 2018|
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Response from Maudes1 | Reviewed this property |
No parking is not free.