30 things to do this summer at South Bank

15 November 2017

Summer is upon us! Make the most of Brisbane’s glorious sunny days with these outings at South Bank.

City Sounds
Pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of good vibes and live music at City Sounds.
 
Enjoy markets, fireworks, carols, kid’s activities and more at South Bank’s free Christmas celebrations.
 
Learn the history of South Bank by booking a free Brisbane Greeter’s tour.
 
Collect a brand-new fur-child at the RSPCA’s pop-up adoption day! It’s held on Saturday 13 January 2018 at the BCEC, entry is just a gold coin donation.
 
Mucho Mexicano
Go out for dinner, Mexican-style! Mucho Mexicano’s sangria and tacos are worth the trip.
 
See South Bank from a new angle – hop aboard one of the many river cruises available.
 
Indulge your sweet tooth with a chocolate brownie sundae at Max Brenner.
 
Summer in Brisbane is famous for being scorching – get ahead of it with a dip at Streets Beach, Aquativity or the Boat Pool.
 
The Collective Markets
Enjoy a spot of shopping at The Collective Markets.
 
Climb aboard a CityCycle (they’re located at the Cultural Forecourt, next to the Maritime Museum and on Little Stanley and Grey Streets) and ride around town in style.
 
Try South Bank’s newest restaurant, Little Big House. Owned by Australian culinary icon, Matt Moran, the menu is sure to tickle your tastebuds.
 
Learn how the Roman gladiators lived at Queensland Museum’s Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum.

New Year's Eve
Send off 2017 with a bang at South Bank’s free New Year’s Eve celebrations.
 
Treat yourself to a lazy cocktail or two at Stokebar.

Pick up your favourite cut of meat and drop by South Bank’s free barbeques (located at Riverside Green and Picnic Island Green, which are both licensed from 10am-8pm) for a delicious afternoon.
 
Get ready for giggles and book a ticket to The Funatorium: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at QPAC.

Kiss the Berry
Try a healthy treat that will cool you down – acai bowls and acai whip – from Kiss the Berry.

Discover the latest homeware trends and ideas at The Brisbane Home Show in February.
 
Experience a whole new world when Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical hits QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from February 25.
 
Eat and explore with a South Bank dessert walking tour!
 
Soleil Pool Bar
Head to Soleil Pool Bar for tapas, cocktails and a refreshing dip.

Tap into your healthy side (without compromising on flavour) by popping into Suki on Grey Street for a poke bowl or sushi burrito.
 
Sick of walking in the heat? Jump in a Green Cab and make your way through South Bank the fun way!
 
Selfies have now become an art form! Take the kids to Me, Myselfie and I, a free kid’s exhibit at GOMA.

Learn about our state’s nautical history at the Queensland Maritime Museum.
 
Wheel of Brisbane
Have a wheelie good time aboard the air-conditioned Wheel of Brisbane.
 
Sample fresh herbs plus exotic fruits and vegetables, (and learn how to grow your own!) at the Parkland’s Epicurious Garden.

Bask in the aircon at South Bank Cineplex – one of Brisbane’s cheapest cinemas. 

Gather your little ones to climb aboard the Parkland's Xpress Train and make your way through South Bank.
 
Enjoy eating out on a budget – Denim Co. offers a range of tea, coffee, cool drinks, cakes and savoury items that will fill you up without breaking the bank.

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