River Quay

South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination. Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, it is open 365 days a year and attracts an estimated 11 million visitors annually.

South Bank stretches from Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in the north to the Queensland Maritime Museum in the south and is famous for its diverse mix of entertainment, recreation and leisure activities that are all within walking distance of each other. Just some of the precinct’s highlights include 17 hectares of inner-city parklands; more than 90 restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques; world-class museums and galleries; a performing arts centre; a cinema; five-star hotels and the Wheel of Brisbane.

South Bank is also home to hundreds of events each year and is continually evolving to create new and exciting experiences for locals and visitors alike. In 2016, South Bank also became one of seven parks in Australia to receive the Green Flag Award, for its excellence as a green space.

To read about South Bank’s rich and varied past, head to South Bank’s history page and to learn about South Bank’s key areas, check out our breakdown of its precincts.