Welcome to South Bank
Discover a range of new cultures without having to leave the beautiful Queensland weather! South Bank brings a small slice of Latin dance and music to Little Stanley Street every Friday night. Learn the rhythmic sway of Latin dance, or simply enjoy watching the experts demonstrate.
South Bank features many cultural celebrations, including Sharad Poonam, a Hindu harvest festival that traditionally marks the end of the rainy season. Beautiful coloured saris and jewellery embellish the women of the Gujarati community as they mark this symbolic observance.
In the warmer months, Streets Beach offers a white sand, blue water haven in which to cool off. Professional lifeguards are on duty seven days a week and tropical plants provide shade for relaxing. With shallow areas for the little ones, and beautiful views to be enjoyed, Streets Beach is a fabulous place for the whole family.
A one kilometre stretch of bougainvillea-garlanded steel columns is the centrepiece of South Bank. The Arbour has provided a popular path for many Brisbane fun runs, its spectacular colours creating a vibrant and memorable backdrop.
Open weekends and Friday nights, the South Bank lifestyle markets are a great place to spend a few hours. Sumptuous food, colourful art, designer fashion and homewares can all be found here. The lifestyle markets have so much on offer all weekend that they make a great meeting place for friends and family.
The variety of dining in South Bank is second to none. Choose from Sri Lankan, Japanese, Greek, Szechuan, Malaysian or Turkish cuisine. For fantastic restaurant entertainment, head to Ahmet's Turkish Restaurant, which features belly dancers Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. For a delicious pre or post-dinner cocktail, you can't go past the Greystone Bar and Cellar.
South Bank is a hive of activity during school holidays. Watch movies on a 5x4 metre screen in the Suncorp Piazza, or burn off some energy on one of the three playgrounds in the area. Looking for something a bit more relaxed? The State Library of Queensland runs yoga and dance activities, as well as a range of literary events.
Whatever you have in mind, it can be found at South Bank!