No matter what your mood, South Bank has a destination for you – lose yourself in the tranquillity of the Parklands, grab a bite to eat on Little Stanley Street, soak up some culture on Grey Street or relax on the river’s edge at River Quay.
South Bank’s sprawling 17 hectare Parklands is known for its expansive green lawns, towering ficus trees and colourful gardens. They are also home to a variety of family-friendly experiences and activities including free swimming facilities, The Wheel of Brisbane, walking tracks, playgrounds and picnic and barbecue areas. If you’re feeling peckish, make sure you visit the Parklands’ cafés, restaurants and takeaway shops, which are located at Stanley Street Plaza and at the Central and Arbour View Cafes.
Little Stanley Street is a bustling retail and dining strip that overlooks the picturesque Parklands. With more than 30 cafes, bars and restaurants offering an array of international cuisines styles and atmospheres, Little Stanley Street is ideal for a causal meal, something more formal or anything in-between.
Grey Street is Brisbane’s cultural boulevard, flanked with a mix of artistic, cultural, culinary and leisure experiences. In addition to housing a range of dining and retail outlets, Grey Street also features several of Queensland’s major cultural institutions including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, State Library of Queensland and Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. It is also hosts plenty of events and exhibitions throughout the year at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
River Quay is South Bank’s multi-award winning dining precinct and green space. It’s located on edge of the Brisbane River and was specially designed to celebrate Queensland’s warm climate and outdoor lifestyle. With uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River and city skyline, River Quay Green is a popular destination for kicking back with a book or a picnic. It’s also a spectacular dining destination with a suite of outdoor restaurants.