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ashbourne, United Kingdom
May 1, 2011
From journal Revisiting Queensland
May 28, 2006
From journal Brisbane: Things to Do in my Second Home
December 20, 2005
South Bank is a man-made beach overlooking the Brisbane River. Public transport makes this park totally accessible. Guests can come by train, bus, or ferry. There is also plentiful parking that you will receive a refund for upon a show of official receipt from the Parkland.
There is a wealth of entertainment available. There is an IMAX picture theatre, QPAC Cultural Centre, The Museum, and the Queensland Art Gallery. They are all within walking distance of each other.Barbecues abound, and this means that family days are affordable. A swimming beach as well as other rock pools provide pleasant and safe fun times. The beach is manned by life guards, and there is a first aid station. Multicultural gourmet venues bring the venue to life at night, and there are ample lunchtime eateries and shopping spaces. This is a place well worth going.
From journal South Bank Parklands in Brisbane
September 29, 2002
Southbank is 17 ha. of parklands located on the edge of the Brisbane River and overlooks to the CBD. It was once the site of Expo '88. There's a long promenade that extends past the parklands where there are often buskers and families enjoying a weekend stroll.
The Piazza is the entertainment center with different activities scheduled throughout the year (i.e. ice skating, music concerts, writers festivals). From the Piazza is the main dinner area with a vast range of fast food options to eat by the creek, or you can go down to the vast lawns.
Further on, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's you'll find the Southbank Markets but there's also a variety of other shops open during the week. Breaka beach is a man made beach that's right on the river. On most weekends, there are lifeguards on duty. In summer it's packed with swimmers and sun bakers.
The parklands have a variety of playgrounds for kids to play on. Often in summer at night there are free new release movies screening ranging from comedy, drama, actions, and kids.
The parklands also play host to a variety of festivals throughout the year, in particular RiverFestival. At the far end of the parklands is the Queensland Performing Arts Center, Convention Center, Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Maritime Museum, and State Library. Also located on the grounds are the Griffith University College of Art and Conservatorium of Music. At either end of the parklands there are pedestrian bridges leading back over to the centre of town. There is also various forms of public transportation, including City Kat ferries, buses, and trains.
From journal A weekend in Brisbane
September 20, 2002
There are many other events over the 16 days including RiverFeast, where Brisbane's best restaurants and hotels put on a sampling delight on the bridge and on the riverbank. RiverJazz offers free jazz, swing, and Latin concerts throughout the city. RiverConcert is where local and international rock and pop acts perform on a floating stage. Other events include RiverRun, RiverSymphony and RiverPrize.
If you're in town during these events, don't miss it, especially RiverFire - it’s an event for the young and young at heart to enjoy.Go to www.south-bank.net.au.
Tacoma, New South Wales, Australia
June 23, 2002
On one of the days it was hot, so we decided to spend the day on The South Bank, where my father could have a swim and my mother could just enjoy the park.
The South Bank is located on the opposite side of the Brisbane River and can be reached by bus, car or walking, depending on where you're staying of course.
The area has a manmade beach, with sand, palm trees, beach umbrellas, deck chairs, a life guard, salt water and everything else you would expect to find at a normal seaside beach.
There are also cafes, souvenir shops, specialty shops and when we were there there was a exhibition museum of bugs, spiders and small reptiles, which at the time had a special display of tarantulas from overseas. Spooky! I don't like spiders at the best of times let alone ones that big.
A Maritime Meseum is also located at the far end of The South Bank, but mum didn't want to go in so we decided to leave it. From the outside we could see people boarding a navy fridget and having a look at old sailing boats, it probably would have been pretty good.
From journal Tripping Around the North Coast of NSW and the South Coast of QLD
October 26, 2001
There were lots of vendors selling food and ice cream and drinks to satisfy the cravings that come from being outside on a gorgeous, warm night.
Riverfest ordinarily occurs in October, but it began early this year in honor of the Games. The organizers did a terrific job. Best of all, the shows were free.
From journal Bright and Sunny Brisbane
by Simone Heyer-Irwin
November 3, 2000
From journal Bouncy, Beguiling, Balmy Brisbane