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Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2020
Where to stay in South Bank
Brisbane Central Business District
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Discover the beating heart of the capital of the Sunshine State with its shiny high-rises, subtropical parks, funky rooftop bars and classy riverside restaurants.
Where trams and trolleybuses once clattered through transport depots, you’ll now find an eclectic collection of bars, boutiques and parks.
With gorgeous river views on three sides, Kangaroo Point takes a clear lead for Brisbane’s prettiest neighbourhood.
Inner-city West End is a mix of the young and the old, the hipster and the new age, the transient and the fixed.
Visiting South Bank
Families will find kid-friendly activities in South Bank, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, top-notch restaurants, and riverfront. Walkable and welcoming, this city will delight tourists with its theaters, cafés, and entertainment choices. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queen Street Mall, and Roma Street Parkland are some of the top sights around the area.
- There are 23 hotels and other accommodations in South Bank
- The closest major airport is in Brisbane, QLD (BNE) 14.1 from the city center
Sightseeing and Staying in South Bank
The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Conservatorium, and Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. Favorite family attractions include Wheel of Brisbane and South Bank Parklands. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Southbank Institute of Technology.
As you plan your vacation, you'll find 23 hotels and other lodging options to select from in South Bank. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:
- Spice Apartments - With a stay at this 4-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.
- Mantra South Bank - Our customers like the central location and comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 4.5-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
- Vine Serviced Apartments - This 4.5-star apartment features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
Outside the city, popular places to visit include Queen Street Mall, located 0.6 mi (0.9 from the city center, and Roma Street Parkland, which is 0.9 mi (1.4 away.
Getting Around South Bank
To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from South Brisbane Station or South Bank Station. South Bank may not have many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.
Dressing for South Bank
- Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 85°F and the nighttime average to be 63°F
- From April to June, temperatures average about 80°F during the day and 50°F at night
- July through September averages 77°F during the day and 49°F at night
- In October-December, the average temperature is 85°F during the day and 57°F at night
- Average annual rainfall for South Bank is 44.49 inches
- Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 84°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 50°F
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