Holidays in South Bank Parklands

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Southbank Parklands which includes general coastal views, wild flowers and a city

Swim in the sparkling water of an inner-city beach, stroll through lush gardens and taste gourmet gelato all while staying close to Brisbane’s busy downtown area.

The South Bank Parklands are a green jewel in the heart of the city, where families come to walk, eat and relax beside the gently flowing river.

Lounge on the white sands of Streets Beach and cool off in the clear water of the artificial lagoon. Watch the kids as the splash about in the Aquativity Water Park, a free activity playground where water spurts, bubbles and gurgles in all sorts of fun ways.

Walk the tracks that wind through some of the well-established gardens and breathe in the rich scent of tropical plants while you stroll along the Clem Jones Promenade at the river’s edge. Come at night to see the bright city lights shimmering on the water.

Stop off at the Nepalese Peace Pagoda and admire the intricate wooden carvings that cover this special site. Explore the Epicurious Gardens for a fascinating culinary journey through the edible plants used by different cultures.

Enjoy a romantic stroll through The Arbour. This gorgeous walkway is canopied in a magenta riot of bougainvillea flowers and can be seen lit up to dramatic effect in the evening.

Join the fun-loving crowds at one of the exciting events held throughout the year in the Cultural Forecourt. Nibble on croissants and macarons at the Brisbane French Festival, try something new at Regional Flavours or entertain the kids with an outing to the Live Large Festival.

Shop for souvenirs at one of the many markets held in the parklands. Pick up ornaments, jewelry and clothing from the Collective Markets, or see if you can catch the monthly Young Designers Market. This is your chance to get a bargain from up-and-coming designers before they hit the big time.

Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Wheel of Brisbane. This 197-foot (60-meter) tall Ferris wheel has appeal for the whole family. Listen to the audio guide to learn some interesting historical facts about some of the local landmarks.

From downtown Brisbane you can reach the South Bank Parklands via one of two bridges. Cross the Victoria Bridge to reach the northern end of the parklands or use the pedestrian-only Goodwill Bridge from Gardens Point to reach the southern end.

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Treasury Brisbane
Treasury Brisbane
5 out of 5
130 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Treasury Casino and Commissariat Store Museum. Queen Street Mall and Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)
"It was a great stay, we will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Treasury Brisbane
Arise Brisbane Skytower
Arise Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$209 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Brisbane Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Eagle Street Pier and Queen Street ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,091 reviews)
"The property was absolutely stunning, had the greatest view of the city. Very modern and comfortable bed which is hard to find in some hotels. Only thing I could fault is that usually hotels always have tea, coffee, sugar but we didn’t have any sugar in our room."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2021

Arise Brisbane Skytower
Emporium Hotel South Bank
Emporium Hotel South Bank
5 out of 5
267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$269 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in South Brisbane, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of South Bank Parklands and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. Wheel of Brisbane and Suncorp ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (555 reviews)
"Amazing"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Emporium Hotel South Bank
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Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
4.5 out of 5
128 Charlotte St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$132 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites
Treasury Brisbane
Treasury Brisbane
5 out of 5
130 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$189 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Treasury Brisbane
Arise Brisbane Skytower
Arise Brisbane Skytower
4 out of 5
222 Margaret Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$209 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Arise Brisbane Skytower
Emporium Hotel South Bank
Emporium Hotel South Bank
5 out of 5
267 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$269 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Emporium Hotel South Bank
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
4.5 out of 5
420 Queen St, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$146 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Oaks Brisbane Aurora Suites
Royal On The Park
Royal On The Park
4.5 out of 5
152 Alice Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$139 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Royal On The Park
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
4.5 out of 5
108 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$146 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Oaks Brisbane Festival Suites
Arise Arena
Arise Arena
4 out of 5
9 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$219 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Arise Arena
W Brisbane
W Brisbane
5 out of 5
81 North Quay, Brisbane, QLD
The price is AU$349 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
W Brisbane
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