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If it’s happening in Brisbane
it’s happening at South Bank
The best of Brisbane is just miniutes from
Somewhere to Stay
Brisbane backpackers hostel.
At South Bank, the premier leisure and cultural precinct of Brisbane which also incorporates a wide variety of restaurants in a spectacular location.
Many refer to South Bank as an oasis in the middle of the city and it has long been recognised as a people’s playground.
- Streets Beach (Australia’s only inner city beach),
- Aquativity water park,
- Rainforest walks and
keep the active crowd very cheery indeed.
You can catch a
- free movie at the outdoor cinemas, enjoy a
- swim in the lagoon, have a
- doze on the beach or organise a picnic in the park.
The precinct is also home to the hustle and bustle of
- Little Stanley Street, filled with
- cafe’s and
- boutique retail outlets.
And the *Queensland Cultural Precinct home to the
- Gallery of Modern Art and
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre
to name a few is just up the road.
Right at your dorms dorstep.
- River front Promenade: walk, ride a bike or Rollerblade along the Brisbane River, mix with the locals see how Brisbane operates.
- South Bank Markets: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Little Stanley Street: dine out and shop
- Hands On Art: holiday workshops, daily activities and art and crafts
- Musgrave Park Cultural Centre: featuring gallery space, indoor and outdoor performance areas, meeting spaces and a‘yarning’ circle.
- Queensland Art Gallery: featuring a collection of more than 10,000 works of art
- Queensland College of Art Griffith University: the College has produced some of Australia’s leading artists, animators, designers, film-makers and photographers
- Queensland Gallery of Modern Art: connects with the Queensland Art Gallery to make the second largest public art museum in Australia
- Queensland Maritime Museum: displaying a wide range of fascinating maritime displays, and featuring access to the HMAS Diamantina
- Queensland Museum: an innovative, exciting and accessible journey of discovery in the worlds of science, environment and human experience
- River-festival: South Bank is home to the festival that celebrates Brisbane as the River City
- Science Centre: see, touch and feel science in action
- The Goodwill Bridge: at just under 500 metres long, the Goodwill Bridge is a vital pedestrian link between South Bank and the city.
- Wheel of Brisbane: Enjoy panoramic 360 degree views of Brisbane’s city skyline from The Wheel of Brisbane located at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt.
- Grand Arbour – 443 curling steel columns covered in bouganvilleaswhich flower throughout the year. The arbour stretches for 1 km from Vulture Street to the Cultural Forecourt and functions as a pedestrian walkway.
- Suncorp Piazza – an open-air amphitheatre which is frequently used for community events. It has a seating capacity of 2,158. When not in use, the Piazza displays news and sports on two suspended screens
- Wheel of Brisbane – a 60m (197ft) tall observation wheel, erected at the parkland’s in August 2008 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary ofWorld Expo 88 and 150th Anniversary of Queensland 1859-2009. The wheel carries 42 gondolas on a 15 minute ride which offers panoramic views of the South Bank Parkland’s, the Brisbane Riverand the City
- Markets – Lifestyle Markets operate every Friday (5:00pm – 10:00pm), Saturday (10:00am – 5:00pm) and Sunday (9:00am – 5:00pm) and offer a range of arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items and clothing. A Young Designers Market is held on the first Sunday of every month (10:00am – 4:00pm), and features cutting edge garments and accessories from some of Brisbane’s most talented young designers.
- Nepal Peace Pagoda – The Nepal Peace Pagoda was originally located on the Expo site and was moved to its new South Bank Parkland’s river-front location at the conclusion of the Expo after a successful government and private fund-raising campaign to keep the Pagoda in Brisbane. With its traditional architecture, art work and first level meditation area, it is a popular attraction.
- Streets City Beach – A major feature within the parkland is its man-made beach, over looking the river into the city with hectares of gardens surrounding it.