Brisbane's Cultural Mecca- Southbank
The South Bank Parklands are located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, at South Bank, directly opposite Brisbane's CBD.
The parkland was transformed after Brisbane's World Expo 88, and consists of a mixture of rainforest, water, grassed areas and plazas as well as features such as the riverfront promenade, the Streets Beach, the Grand Arbour, the Courier Mail Piazza, the Nepal Peace Pagoda, the Wheel of Brisbane, restaurants, shops and fountains. The parklands are also home to the Queensland Conservatorium.
South Bank is one of Brisbane's most important cultural precincts and regularly hosts large-scale festivals and events. Approximately 11,000,000 people visit South Bank Parklands each year. Brisbane Blast Southbank has been run there since 2015.