Things to do

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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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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Liana Lounge

Inspired by Australia’s native liana vines (which are found in South Bank’s Rainforest Walk and other rainforests across Queensland) the Liana Lounge, made sustainably from precast concrete and recycled plastic, is a public art piece that doubles as trendy piece of outdoor seating.

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Little Stanley Street Lawns - North

This lush green lawn towards the Glenelg St end of Little Stanley Street hosts many events and activities throughout the year and is also a great place to chill.

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Little Stanley Street Lawns - South

This lush green lawn towards the Tribune St end of Little Stanley Street hosts many events and activities throughout the year and is also a great place to chill.

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Rainforest Green

A lush grassed area, surrounded by tropical trees in the heart of South Bank that is the perfect place for a picnic, an event, or just to chill out.

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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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River Quay Green

The lush green amphitheatre of River Quay Green is one of the Brisbane’s most spectacular riverfront destinations. Dine at one of the five renowned restaurants, take in an event or some live music or just relax with friends and family.

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South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands is Queensland’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination, open 365 days a year. Its world-class entertainment and leisure facilities include:

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