South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

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Sitting along the Brisbane River, South Bank Parklands sits in the heart of Brisbane. Towering over the park at 60 m (197 ft), the Wheel of Brisbane Ferris wheel offers you a panorama of the city and its surrounding. When your ride finishes, head to Streets Beach, a manmade beach spreading out over 2,000 sq m (21,500 sq ft) and containing a base of 4,000 cubic meters (5,200 cubic yards) of sand with another 70 tons brought in every summer. Here you can swim in chlorinated fresh water and relax under the shade of a palm tree. Other attractions include the traditionally designed Nepal Peace Pagoda and flowering bougainvillea on the 443 curling steel columns of The Arbour. Numerous restaurants and cafes offer dining options. Arrange your visit to South Bank Parklands and discover more family-friendly attractions in Brisbane using our Brisbane vacation planner.
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  • Everything that you may expect from a place named "South Bank Parklands" will be there. A joyous location with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes around with a nice summery vibe. A downsized...  more »
  • We stayed near Southbank on a recent holiday and spent my hours there every day. We loved just wandering around, enjoying the food and paddling in the water. A great place to let kids be kids and...  more »
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