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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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Hop and Pickle

Located on Little Stanley St, Hop and Pickle serve up a range of drinks, tasty bar snacks and traditional pub food with an elegant twist.

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John Oxley Library

The State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library has a wide range of content both contemporary and retrospective chronicling events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape Queensland. Committed to capturing the essence of the Queensland story for current and future generations, this collection is a resource for people wanting to understand Queensland in all its diversity.

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Junk Boat

Hawker-style Junk brings fresh Asian flavours to South Bank.

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Kangaroo Segway Tours

Have a blast on the ultimate Segway Tour of Brisbane City. Segways are easy to learn, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you.

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Kiss the Berry South Bank

Kiss the Berry serves up nutritious, organic açaí bowls and smoothies from its parkland location at South Bank.

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Koala and River Cruise by Mirimar Cruises

This popular Koala and River cruise has been taking visitors to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary for over 70 years and is a "must do" experience while in Brisbane. Cruise through Brisbane's most historic landscapes, iconic attractions, historical home sites and interesting wildlife habitats as you listen to an entertaining and informative commentary - the Captain will amaze you with his local knowledge.

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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 Big House

Little Big House encompasses the rich history, the vibrant energy and the relaxed sun soaked lifestyle that is Queensland The iconic, heritage-listed Queenslander (originally known

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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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