Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world-class, purpose-built venue that is renowned for its operational and service excellence. Conveniently located on South Bank’s Grey Street, the BCEC covers 171,000 m2 of space and can host up to 1300 events each year. It also has a range of spectacular in-house dining and catering facilities. Accessing the BCEC is easy – it is only a stone’s throw away from South Bank’s bus and train stations, and it also has plenty of onsite parking. For more information on the BCEC and its upcoming events, head to their website.
Queensland Maritime Museum
The Queensland Maritime Museum is one of South Bank’s finest historical gems. Founded in 1971, the Museum is located at the heritage-listed South Brisbane Dry Dock and features an extensive collection of artefacts, books, documents and photographs. Some of the Museum’s highlights include the World War II naval vessel, HMAS Diamantina, which forms the centrepiece of the Museum, and Ella’s Pink Lady, the boat that Queenslander Jessica Watson chartered when she became the youngest person to sail solo around the world in 2009/10. Other features of the museum include exhibits of shipping, boating, lighthouses, wrecks, maritime exploration, immigration and maritime adventure. For more information on the Museum, head to their website.