South Bank, Queensland
South Bank is a cultural, educational and recreational precinct in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The precinct is located in the suburb of South Brisbane, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River.
South Bank Parklands
The South Bank Parklands, which were established on the former site of World Expo 88, are one of Brisbane's most popular tourist attractions. The parklands are home to many restaurants and cafés as well as landmarks such as the Queensland Conservatorium, the Wheel of Brisbane, the Nepal Peace Pagoda, Streets Beach (a free man-made swimming area), and the Grand Arbour. Approximately 11,000,000 people visit the South Bank Parklands each year.
Grey Street & Little Stanley Street
A number of Brisbane's most popular restaurants and fashion boutiques are located on Grey Street, and Little Stanley Street which it runs parallel to. The South Bank Cinemas are also located on Grey Street, along with two five star hotels.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre contains 44 meeting and event spaces, including four exhibition halls with a combined area of 20,000 m² and three stand alone tiered auditora. The venue has received 126 major industry awards, making it the most awarded convention centre in Australia. The centre has also been ranked among the top three convention centres world-wide by the Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) on three separate occasions.
Queensland Maritime Museum
The Queensland Maritime Museum is located next to the Goodwill Bridge at the southern end of the South Bank Parklands. It houses a two level exhibition building, a library, a dry dock, a lighthouse and several retired vessels.
Queensland Cultural Centre
The Queensland Cultural Centre consists of:
- The Queensland Performing Arts Centre
- The Queensland Museum and Science Centre (currently closed - reopen Jan 2012)
- The Queensland Art Gallery
- The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
- The State Library of Queensland
Griffith University has three campus facilities present in South Bank:
- which incorporates the home of Opera Queensland
The Entrance to South Bank Parklands