Swimming

Brisbane is known for its gorgeously warm weather, so it is only fitting that South Bank houses a few different pools. These aqua spaces are free to use and are open all year round.

Aquativity

Aquativity, a fun and interactive water-play park, is a great location for children and families to play, learn and enjoy the outdoors. It features a range of educational play elements that reference the Brisbane River, local catchments, native fish and mammal species (such as mullet and dugong), and the water cycle. It’s also free to use, open daily and is patrolled by lifeguards all year round (please contact the South Bank Visitor Centre on (07) 3156 6366 to see when they are patrolling).

Boat Pool

Head down to the Boat Pool on any given day and you’ll see people of all ages splashing around in the cool, blue water and lapping up some of Queensland’s famous sunshine. Similar to Streets Beach, the Boat Pool is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. The lifeguards' hours change throughout the year, so please contact the South Bank Visitor Centre on (07) 3156 6366 to see when they are patrolling. 

Note: The Boat Pool has reopened after maintenance works.

Streets Beach

A South Bank icon, Streets Beach is a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. It is Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach and it boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. The lifeguard’s hours change throughout the year, so please contact the South Bank Visitor Centre on (07) 3156 6366 to see when they are patrolling.