South Bank, Queensland, Australia
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  • Arise Arena

    Arise Arena

    4-star

    South Brisbane0.8 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous597 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Arise Arena
  • Arise Atlas

    Arise Atlas

    3.5-star

    South Brisbane0.8 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous320 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Arise Atlas
  • Novotel Brisbane South Bank Hotel

    Novotel Brisbane South Bank Hotel

    4.5-star

    South Brisbane0.5 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous571 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Novotel Brisbane South Bank Hotel
  • Emporium Hotel South Bank

    Emporium Hotel South Bank

    5-star
    VIP

    South Brisbane0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.6.Exceptional583 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Emporium Hotel South Bank
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Diana

    Best Western Plus Hotel Diana

    4.5-star
    VIP

    South Brisbane1 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous352 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Best Western Plus Hotel Diana
  • Mantra South Bank

    Mantra South Bank

    4.5-star

    South Brisbane0.3 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good457 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Mantra South Bank
  • Opera Apartments South Brisbane

    Opera Apartments South Brisbane

    4.5-star

    South Brisbane0.7 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating9.4.Exceptional168 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Opera Apartments South Brisbane
  • Vine Serviced Apartments

    Vine Serviced Apartments

    4.5-star

    South Brisbane0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.8.Fabulous164 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Vine Serviced Apartments
  • Luxury 2bed South Brisbane Qsb038

    Luxury 2bed South Brisbane Qsb038

    3.5-star

    South Brisbane1 kilometer to city centre

    Luxury 2bed South Brisbane Qsb038
  • Quest South Brisbane

    Quest South Brisbane

    4-star

    South Brisbane0.9 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good104 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Quest South Brisbane
  • West End Central Apartments

    West End Central Apartments

    4-star

    South Brisbane0.9 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.2.Very good238 Hotels.com guest reviews
    West End Central Apartments
  • River Plaza Apartments

    River Plaza Apartments

    3.5-star

    South Brisbane0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good121 Hotels.com guest reviews
    River Plaza Apartments
  • Menso at South Bank

    Menso at South Bank

    4-star

    South Brisbane0.2 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.0.Very good171 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Menso at South Bank
  • Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank

    Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank

    4.5-star

    South Brisbane0.6 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.6.Fabulous52 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Courtyard by Marriott Brisbane South Bank
  • Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel

    Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel

    4-star

    South Brisbane0.9 kilometer to city centre

    Guest rating8.4.Very good88 Hotels.com guest reviews
    Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel
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Exploring South Bank

South Bank functions as the cultural epicentre of Brisbane. It is here that much of this dynamic state capital’s cultural wealth is concentrated. The district is thus home to such highlights as the Queensland Museum, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland State Library.

With excellent public transport connections, lots to do and see, and plenty of great options for dining out and having a drink, it’s one of the best places from which to explore Australia’s third-largest city.

Sights nearby

The South Bank district of Brisbane has lots of superb tourist attractions and cultural amenities, in addition to fun activities and exotic parkland.

-South Bank Parklands

Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, directly opposite the city center, the South Bank Parkland is one of Brisbane’s major tourist highlights. Set in a rainforest environment with attractive lawns and waterscapes, the park houses several notable attractions, including the Wheel of Brisbane, the Grand Arbour, Streets beach, a water park, and picnic areas. What’s more, there are lots of options for eating and drinking, with a wide range of cafés, bars, and restaurants. Hugely popular – the park is visited by around 11 million visitors a year, and many important festivals and public events, including the city’s annual Australia Day celebrations, take place here. A harmonious mix of nature and culture, it’s unquestionably one of Brisbane’s biggest success stories.

- Queensland Museum

Located beside the Queensland Art Gallery, the museum is the ideal place to go to understand the history of the state and its peoples. Outstanding exhibitions include the fascinating Dandiiri Maiwar, highlighting the lifestyle and culture of the region’s aboriginal peoples and the Torres Strait Islanders, along with exhibitions detailing the state’s remarkable biodiversity.

- Queensland Art Gallery

The state’s foremost visual arts institution, the Queensland Art Gallery, is one of the most important art museums in Australia. Its collection includes over 15,000 paintings, sculptures, and decorative artworks by both Australian and international artists.

- Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Opened in 1985, the Performing Arts Centre, or QPAC, houses the Lyric Theatre, the Playhouse, the Concert Hall, and the Cremorne Theatre, as well as the Tony Gould Gallery which is devoted to the performing arts.

- Gallery of Modern Art

The second building to form part of the Queensland Art Gallery, GoMA is nothing less than the biggest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the country. It also houses the nation’s first purpose-built cinema.

- Wheel of Brisbane

Modelled on the London Eye, the 180-foot high Wheel of Brisbane was erected as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations, having opened to the public in 2008. Offering visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and especially impressive at night when it is illuminated, the wheel has quickly established itself as one of the city’s most popular attractions.

- Sciencentre

With three different sections, Body Zone, Earth Space, and Action Stations, this innovative, interactive museum is a fun way to learn about science for both children and adults. A hands-on experience (the museum proudly claims it has ‘no visitors, only participants’), the centre has both changing and permanent exhibitions on a range of scientific topics.

- Story Bridge

An authentic Brisbane icon, the Story Bridge situated on Kangaroo Point offers visitors a unique perspective of the city. Connecting southern and northern parts of Brisbane, Story Bridge is the longest cantilevered bridge in the country. Travellers can climb to the top, almost 300 feet above Brisbane River, and enjoy the superb views or abseil down from Anchor Pier, situated on the southern side of the bridge, into Captain Burke Park.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

There are many good options for eating and drinking in close proximity to the South Bank, from Aussie pubs and diners offering typical tucker to all sorts of international eateries. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the South Bank Lifestyle Markets are held. Brisbane’s only three-day market, it features a broad range of arts, crafts, homemade goods, antiques, designer fashion, and lots more, including delicious food with the emphasis on organic produce and home cooked fare. Live music and street performers entertain the crowds. This is a great place to look for a special gift or just to wander around to soak up the atmosphere. Several good local options for accommodation include the Mantra Southbank Melbourne and Rydges South Bank

Public transport

Brisbane’s excellent public transport network is made up of bus, rail, and ferry services. Bus services are operated by a combination of public and private operators, while trains and ferries are run by public agencies. The main bus terminals here are the South Bank Busway and the Cultural Centre Busway, while the South Bank Railway Station and the South Brisbane Railway Station receive trains. The CityCat, a high-speed ferry service, docks at three South Bank terminals.

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