South Bank attractions

Top Choice Cultural Centre in South Bank

Queensland Cultural Centre

On South Bank, just over Victoria Bridge from the CBD, the Queensland Cultural Centre is the epicentre of Brisbane’s cultural confluence. Surrounded by subtropical gardens, the sprawling complex of architecturally n…
Top Choice Gallery in South Bank

Gallery of Modern Art

All angular glass, concrete and black metal, must-see GOMA focuses on Australian art from the 1970s to today. Continually changing, and often confronting, exhibits range from painting, sculpture and photography to v…
Park in South Bank

South Bank Parklands

Should you sunbake on a sandy beach, chill in a rainforest, or eye-up a Nepalese peace pagoda? You can do all three in this 17.5-hectare park overlooking the city centre. Its canopied walkways lead to performance sp…
Museum in South Bank

Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

Dig deeper into Queensland history at the state's main historical repository, where intriguing exhibits include a skeleton of the state’s own dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus (aka ‘Mutt’), and the Avian Cirrus, the tiny pl…
Public Art in South Bank

The Pillars Project

Beneath the South Brisbane rail overpass, a handful of concrete pillars have been transformed into giant street-art murals by some of the hottest names on the scene. Especially notable is Iceland-based Guido Van Hel…
Gallery in South Bank

Queensland Art Gallery

While current construction works (due for completion in September 2017) have temporarily limited its gallery space, QAG is home to a fine permanent collection of Australian and international works. Australian art da…
Gallery in South Bank


A well-regarded commercial gallery with cutting-edge Aboriginal and sometimes confronting contemporary artwork. It's in an industrial area surrounded by car yards and hairdressing equipment suppliers – if it looks c…
Museum in South Bank

Queensland Maritime Museum

On the southern edge of the South Bank Parklands is this sea-salty museum, the highlight of which is the gigantic HMAS Diamantina, a restored WWII frigate that you can clamber aboard and explore.
Ferris Wheel in South Bank

Wheel of Brisbane

Don't have wings but pining for a lofty view of the city? Then consider a ride on the riverside Wheel, a few steps from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. The enclosed gondolas rise to a height of nearly 60m, wh…
Landmark in South Bank

Stanley St Plaza

Home of the weekend Collective Markets South Bank, this renovated section of historic Stanley St is lined with mainstream cafes, restaurants, a handful of shops and a bustling pub. You'll find it within the popular …