Have you been to Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination? If you are in town, make sure to add ‘visit South Bank’ on your to-do list. This cultural, social, educational and recreational precinct features 17 hectares of lush parklands, stunning river views, several cafes and restaurants as well as bustling events all year round.
Here are a few of the many things you can do as a family.
1. Explore the Epicurious Garden
Located in the heart of the South Bank Parklands near River Quay, Epicurious Garden is a must-see for families, especially for the hardcore gardening enthusiasts and horticulturists. Here you can explore and discover the garden’s seasonal, edible plants from herbs to fruits and vegetables.
You can even taste the produce; however, it can only be harvested by Epicurious Garden’s official volunteers and horticulturists. This ensures the garden remains in perfect condition. They are onsite from 7 am to 11:30 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Visiting the Epicurious Garden is free plus it is open all year round.
2. Experience Streets Beach
This man-made urban beach features a sparkling blue lagoon which is surrounded by white, sandy beaches lined with sub-tropical plants. Yes, Streets Beach is indeed an oasis in the middle of Brisbane City so make sure to experience this South Bank icon with the whole family.
When it comes to safety, there is nothing to worry about as Streets Beach is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. And while you are there, make sure to also drop by the aquatic spaces nearby – Boat Pool and Aquativity.
3. Swim or laze around the Boat Pool
If you prefer a resort-style lagoon, the Boat Pool is the perfect area. It is also a great place for children to play or for a gentle laze. In fact, there some undercover wooden platforms for sitting as well as wooden banana lounges.
4. Play at the Aquativity
Take the whole family and play at the Aquativity, a fun, interactive water-play park. Aquativity features a range of educational play elements which references creeks, rivers as well as fish and mammals found in the area.
It also has decorative elements that aim to educate visitors about the water cycle as well as water preservation. In fact, there is a map carved into the ground showing patterns of the catchment (the area where water is collected by the natural landscape) highlighting the complexity of the river systems.
Aquativity is located right next to Streets Beach and offers shaded seating and barbecue facilities. In case you get hungry, there are some eateries nearby. It is open on weekends and school holidays from 10 am until 5 pm.
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