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Wimdu examines South Bank, Brisbane : Accommodation and travel guide – Apartments and Rentals in Brisbane’s South Banks District

South Bank is the cultural, educational and recreational heartland of South Brisbane. On the south bank of the Brisbane River, overlooking The City and business district on the far banks. Its central location, proximity to the business district make it very popular with visitors. South Bank itself is home to some of Brisbane’s top attractions including the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, State Art Gallery and Queensland Museum,and South Bank Parklands.

On top of its local attractions Southbank also allows you to explore Brisbane city a as whole, take a climbing tour over Story Bridge further down the river and take in the panoramic views of southern Queensland. Why not take the time to explore and discover more about one of the iconic brews of Queensland at the XXXX Brewery. Or get up close to the region’s best wildlife at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. However you choose to spend your time in Brisbane, finding accommodation in Southbank is a great idea. Cheap apartments and attractive holiday rentals are plentiful in this district, making it a popular place for visitors to Queensland.

Apartments and Accommodation Rentals

South Bank is the most popular district for accommodation in Brisbane. With the City just 5 minutes away on foot and the majority of the best attractions within a 10 minute radius, an apartment in South Banks offers you the best proximity to attractions in Brisbane. When deciding on holiday rentals, you should also take into account the amenities that would help make your holiday go smoother. Wimdu holiday apartments for example, offer you the options for self-catering and also free WiFi, and tend to save you up to 30% on a comparable hotel stay.

Wimdu’s interactive website is great for narrowing down your perfect rentals. Finding apartments by the river or alongside the parklands is made easy using the interactive map above. It is always a good idea to base yourself on a bus route, this makes travelling around the rest of Brisbane easy.

Did you know ?

  • Brisbane enjoys a sub-tropical climate, with year-round sunshine
  • South Bank is home to Australia’s only inner city beach.
  • Surveyor General John Oxley 'found' the river in 1823 after a tip-off from some ex-convicts who had found their way to the region and had been mixing with the local Aborigines.
  • Brisbane is Australia’s New World City, with a $135 billion economy
  • The Q1 is the largest building in Australia. .

Enjoying the sights and sounds of South Bank.

It is estimated that up to 10 million people visit the South Bank precinct every year. Major events such as World Expo ‘88 and the 1992 Commonwealth Games really put the area on the map. Since then South Bank has risen to be Brisbane’s main cultural and leisure heartland. Here are some of the things you should enjoy during your time in South Bank.

Australia’s first inner-city beach:

Amongst the hustle and bustle of city centre life lies one of Brisbane’s most unexpected and popular attractions. Streets Beach, is Australia’s only beach in the middle of a city. The unique man made swimming beach overlooks Brisbane river and the expansive skyline of the City. The sparkling crystal-clear lagoon offers white sand, palm trees and sub-tropical plantations. Calm waters make for perfect swimming conditions, and with plenty of space to relax it’s the ideal place to meet up with friends during another perfect day in Brisbane.


The Oasis within a city, the South Bank Parklands offers some of the best natural beauty in Brisbane. Connected to the City by Victoria Bridge, visitors are taken to a new world full of relaxation and wonderful natural sights. Take a picnic, or make use the free BBQ facilities and spend the day with friends or family. The 17.5 hectares of greenery is also home to some cultural attractions, including the Wheel of Brisbane, Nepal Peace Pagoda and the Queensland Maritime Museum.

Take in the culture of Grey Street:

Any visitor to Brisbane should spend an afternoon along Grey Street, the city’s cultural heart. It is swiftly becoming the main street to be in Brisbane and this is of little surprise when you see the boulevard houses the Grey Street boulevard is home to Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Queensland Conservatorium and Cineplex cinemas. Aside from these must-see attractions there is also many small cafés and restaurants tucked away in the surrounding side streets.

Cool down at the water park:

In the heart of South Bank Parklands sit a great family activity. Aquativity is a fun and educational water-play park, which allows families to enjoy all the excitement of a water park whilst learning. Brisbane is blessed with great weather all year round and this means that the park is ever popular.

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