Welcome to South Bank
While Brisbane's CBD obsesses with trade and governance, cross-river South Bank dedicates itself to the finer things in life. It's here that you'll find many of the city's major cultural institutions, conveniently strung together along the waterfront. Adding a deep shade of green are the South Pank Parklands, a riverside oasis of lurid bougainvillea, beachside lounging and weekend market stalls. Further south lies West End, a (rapidly gentrifying) enclave of cool laced with arty cafes, indie bookshops, record peddlers, microbreweries, music venues and side streets lined with sleepy, peeling Queenslander abodes.