South Bank park is a great area, on the "south bank" of brisbane. You can take a walk through the rainforest path, or spend the day suntanning on the man made beach and swimming area, (which is kinda odd to try and relax on the beach, while overlooking the city of brisbane, and hearing the traffic). There are also lots of cafes and restaurants within the park, and some tourist shops as well. There is a museum located within the park as well.
Southbank was the site of Exppo 88 in Brisbane. After Expo residents of Brisbane were keen to see much of the parkland atmosphere retained. Hence Southbank was developed and opened around 1992. Over 10 years on the Southbank area remains one of Brisbane's significant mixed parkland and restaurant areas.
Centrepiece to Southbank is a hugely popular lagoon beach. It's jam packed in Summer on the weekends.
In addition Southbank also plays host to many events and concerts in the amphitheatre.
If you're after a bite to eat Southbank has over 30 restaurants and takeaways to choose from.
Visit South Bank, just over the bridge from the city.The Concert Hall and Conservatorium of Music are right next door, and the Museum, and Art Gallery and State Library just a short walk.
It's a great place to meet friends and family, bike, jog, have a meal or snack. There's quiet seating by the river looking to the city, and watching the world go by. And you can swin at the man-made beach, sand and all,in a tropical setting.There are also markets on, with craft etc., and a farmer's market also, every second week.
Man-made beach for swimming all year round. Heaps of places to eat, and next to the Museum and Art Gallery.
New bridge to walk over the river from Southbank to the City side.
Huge Cinema complex including an IMAX Theatre.
Markets on Friday nights, all day Saturday and Sunday.
On the other side of the river in downtown, this is a nice place to take a rest and relax... or hide from the summer heat and sun between noon and 2 p.m. former expo area, with public pools and snack bars...THE place to take a break from walking thru the concrete jungle =)
This area next to the south bank of the Brisbane River has restaurants, bars, a city beach, walkways and even a Nepali temple.
Just in case you missed my Brisbane page, this is where I spent most of my time, the fantastic man made lagoon on the Southbank.
Walking through Southbank there are many attractions, some beautiful gardens but one very striking scene is the Bouganvillia Pathway. When flowering the scene is magnificent.
If you're into people watching, Southbank is a great place to indulge this little hobby.
Sit there for long enough and I'm sure the entire spectrum of humanity will pass you by.
There's also a lovely stream meandering in and out of the trees so we stopped in the shade and dipped our feet for a while.
Visit Southbank, south of the Brisbane River, for a day of relaxation and activities. There is an artificial beach lagoon, BBQ pits, and on weekends, you have the weekend markets selling handicrafts.
The Southbank Market is held every Friday to Sunday. There are many booths selling different crafts or funny things.
You can always bargain the price!~~ hehe....
Detailed Map of the Southbank Area. This region of Brisbane is truely lovely, there is so much to see and do here...
Unfortunately Brisbane does not have a beach, but if you get too hot head to the fake one!
This is South bank Beach, on yes, the south side of Brissie.