The South Bank is a central Brisbane district packed with world
class attractions and experiences for visitors. It attracts more
than nine million people each year mostly to the South Bank
Parklands, which were established on the former site of World Expo
88. The Parklands contain Australia's only man-made beach and
lagoon, right in the heart of the City, known as South Bank Beach.
There is also rainforest walks, picnic and barbecue areas and water
features. One of Brisbane's most popular tourist attractions, South
Bank is also home to the Queensland Cultural Centre, which includes
Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, the State Library of
Queensland, the Greater Union Hoyt's South Bank Cinemas and the
Queensland Performing Arts Centre which all line the Brisbane River
Shoppers and fashion lovers will enjoy Little Stanley Street where all the latest in fashion can be picked up from the boutiques and retails stores lining the strip. The South Bank Art and Craft Markets takes place every Friday night, as well as every Saturday and Sunday during the day. Visitors should head to the South Bank Visitors Centre which provides information on current events; from cultural activities to accommodation options, to event information and details regarding restaurant and bar facilities.
Address: South Bank House (opposite Great Aussie Sweet Co. and next to the Plough Inn), Stanley Street Plaza
Telephone: (07) 3867 2051
Opening times: Visitors Centre: Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Closed on Christmas Day