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South Bank is a hive of activity with access to the best museums, iconic tourist attractions, idyllic picnic spots and more. There are plenty of activities to cater to all ages and interests from the latest exhibition or show to a relaxed walk through the Arbour with plenty of outdoor space to chill out in.

The Arbour

Make the most of your time during your visit to South Bank, and plan your next trip with the handy guides below.

South Bank is home to some of Brisbane’s most famous tourist attractions. Visitors can keep busy with an array of activities and sites to see.

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

South Bank has plenty of picturesque picnic areas and free barbecue facilities that are open all year round with stunning views of the Brisbane River and city.


South Bank is uniquely Queensland and one of the best ways to see the precinct's natural beauty is by taking a stroll or going cycling.

South Bank is Brisbane’s cultural epicentre with a thriving precinct of dedicated, world-class theatre, arts and educational institutions.

South Bank is known for its beautiful gardens, inner-city beach and restaurants, but it is also a fantastic place to bring the kids for a fun day out at one of the three specially-designed play areas.

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Aquativity

Aquativity is a fun, interactive water-play park right in the heart of Brisbane's South Bank. It is specially designed to encourage families and children to come together and enjoy the outdoors. It celebrates the city's close relationship with the Brisbane River.

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Epicurious Garden

With its exotic plants, fragrant herbs and lush, tranquil surrounds, South Bank’s stunning Epicurious Garden is a must-see for locals and visitors alike.

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Nepalese Pagoda

The Nepalese Pagoda is one of South Bank’s most treasured attractions. Originally brought to Brisbane as the Kingdom of Nepal’s contribution to World Expo 88, the three-story high Pagoda is now located in the heart of the Parklands.

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Picnic Island Green

Picnic Island Green, with its beautiful open grassy area, lush gardens and tall trees, shaded play equipment for the kids, and free undercover barbecues is the perfect family-friendly destination or a great place to chill with friends.

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Picnic Island playground

Located at the magical green space at the southern end of South Bank Parklands, Picnic Island playground is suitable for children of all ages and features a great range of built and natural play structures.

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Rainforest Walk

Be transported to a lush, tranquil rainforest in the heart of Brisbane at the South Bank Rainforest Walk.

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Riverside Green Playground

The new Riverside Green Playground overlooking the Brisbane River features state-of-the-art equipment including rope bridges, multiple slides, mouse house and swings as well as a toddler boat designed specifically for ages 2 and up.

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Streets Beach

Streets Beach is a South Bank icon and a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. As Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, boasts a sparkling lagoon

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