About South Bank, Brisbane

Visiting Brisbane and looking for ways to make the most of your time? Come and experience Australian cultural and creativity at its finest at South Bank. Renowned for being an outstanding cultural and recreational precinct located in South Brisbane, South Bank is on the southern bank of the Brisbane River and is home to artistic gems such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Queensland Art Gallery.

South Bank also hosts one of Brisbane's most popular tourist attractions, the South Bank Parklands - the perfect place to cool off on a hot day or enjoy a picnic with loved ones. Consisting of luxe gardens and lawns, the area is open to the public 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Swim, ride, walk, run, eat and play at the Parklands with family and friends, catch a show, or simply take some time out and relax.

If you want to check out the Brisbane city skyline from a different angle, hop aboard the Wheel of Brisbane. The enclosed gondolas offer a 360 degree panoramic view of the area and this ride will definitely make for a memorable South Bank moment.

Equally significant parts of South Bank are the streets of Grey and Little Stanley where you will find a myriad of upmarket shops, cute boutiques, restaurants and chic cafes. Grey Street is known as the creative epicentre of Brisbane where you'll find innumerable cultural experiences and creative delights.

While you're in Brisbane, don't miss out on local events like the South Bank Lifestyle Markets where you can pick up anything from homewares to designer fashion, or the annual Brisbane River Fire, a pyrotechnical and musical extravaganza.

Things to do in Brisbane:

  • South Bank Parklands - 350m
  • Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) - 1km
  • QPAC - 400m
  • South Bank Cinema - 130m
  • The Gabba - 15 minute walk, free transport when ticket shown
  • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre - 250m
  • Story Bridge Climb - 4.2km