Love arts and culture? Then you’ll love South Brisbane, just across the river from the Brisbane CBD. This bustling area is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, so come and see what makes this area so special with our range of South Brisbane accommodation.
South Brisbane is one of the city’s oldest suburbs, with European settlements dating back as far as the mid-19th century. The area was predominantly industrial until the 1980s when it underwent a huge transformation as the city prepared to host the prestigious World Expo 88. Since then, the area has continued to be developed into Brisbane’s cultural entertainment precinct, with top attractions such as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum, Science Centre and Gallery of Modern Art all located in South Bank alone.
A trip to South Brisbane isn’t complete without a walk along the river, where you can see spectacular views of the Brisbane CBD and the Treasury Casino, which is lit up in blue and pink every evening. Pack a picnic and make use of the barbecue facilities in the riverside parklands, or take a seat at a nice al fresco bistro (or pub) and enjoy the fresh air. Beat the heat at the man-made beach, complete with sand, palm trees and lifeguards! If you’re visiting on the weekend, check out the South Bank Lifestyle Market for an exciting range of crafts, homewares, designer fashion and delicious nibbles. South Brisbane really shines in September as the main venue for the Brisbane Festival, an annual event featuring live performances, awe-inspiring light shows and art displays.
The South Brisbane area also includes suburbs such as Woolloongabba, home to The Gabba, which hosts Brisbane’s top sporting events; West End, a bohemian community great for shopping and dining; and Kangaroo Point, an area popular for rock climbing, kayaking and other activities.
South Brisbane is just a quick walk from the CBD and is also a great starting point for your Brisbane adventure. Whether you want to catch a train, bus or even rent a bike, the area offers plenty of transportation options around the region and beyond. Sound like fun? Then book your South Brisbane hotel today!