Thursday, July 16, 2009

South Bank

South Bank Parkland is our Arts and Entertainment precinct and popular weekend visiting area.

In 1988, Brisbane hosted the World Exhibition (Expo 88) an event that really put Brisbane on the map. The area before 1988 was occupied by industrial and wharf buildings, sleazy hotels and generally was a rough place. At the time the state government and the city council decided to clean the place up and winning the World Expo made it easy to relocate industry and renew the area.

Thousands of visitors from all corners of the world flocked to Brisbane to help us celebrate this great event. If you would like more information on Expo 88 - Click here

After the Expo, it was decided to keep the area public. Today, South Bank is a beautiful area of 17 hectares of parklands, filled with restaurants, playgrounds for children and entertainment venus for all. The Queensland Conservatorium of Music is at Southbank and soon it will house the new studios of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Television and Radio). So now let's look around:

The Performing Arts Complex housing the Concert Hall,
the Lyric Theatre, the Playhouse and the Cremorne Theatre.

The State Library

The latest addition to the arts, the Gallery of Modern Art

South Bank Railway Station

The "Wheel of Brisbane"

The city is across the river

The Nepalese Pagoda, donated by Nepal after
World Expo 88

There is a Rain forest walk through the park

with babbling brooks

The Suncorp Piazza for street performances

The Arbour Walk through South Bank Parklands

A swimming pool. There is even a beach which
unfortunately is presently closed for renovations

Expo 88 artifacts left over

Little Stanley Street with many restaurants

High-rise apartment blocks

The new bus tunnel under the Exhibition Centre


  1. Great Australia and your shots.
    Luiz Ramos

  2. Thank you for the tour of the world exhibition area in Brisbane. I love ferris wheels.

  3. Love this! Thank you for the tour! I am interested in MORE!


  4. Great tour of the city - thanks. Looking forward to seeing and learning more about Brisbane

  5. Southbank really is beautiful now. I love your photos, especially the libraty with reflections.

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