Culture

Local Attractions & Event Locations

Southbank Parklands

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The South Bank Parklands are located on the southern bank of the Brisbane River, at South Bank, directly opposite the City. The parklands are connected to the City by theVictoria Bridge at the northern end, and to Gardens Point by the Goodwill Bridge at the southern end.

The parklands consist 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 Suncorp Piazza, the Nepal Peace Pagoda, the Wheel of Brisbane, restaurants, shops and fountains. (Walk time – 10 mins)

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Gallery of Modern Art

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The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (also known as GOMA) is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre at the South Bank area of South Brisbane. It holds most of Queensland Art Gallery’s contemporary works, while also being the joint host to the current Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. The seventh APT is also being shown in the Queensland Art Gallery building, with displays across both sites making the exhibition twice the scale of previous Triennials.

If you like art this is definitely a world class art venue. (Walk time – 5 mins)

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Museum

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Queensland Museum connects visitors to Queensland, its people and their stories of the past, present and future.

Popular exhibitions include travelling shows from Australia and around the world as well as fascinating exhibitions revealing the story of Queensland, including its incredible prehistoric past, the “Dandiiri Maiwar” exhibition showcasing the cultures of Queensland’s Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders and exhibitions revealing Queensland’s unique biodiversity.

The Museum is also a world-class research facility in the fields of biodiversity, geoscience and cultural history.  Queensland Museum is home to the Sciencentre, which offers hands-on, interactive activities for kids and grown-ups alike that reveal the science behind our everyday lives. (Walk time – 7 mins)

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Performing Arts Theatre

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As one of Australia’s leading performance venues, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre is a world-class facility and a ‘second home’ to companies such as Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland, many international entrepreneurs and independent performers.

The Centre comprises four major venues: the Lyric Theatre, Concert Hall, Optus Playhouse and the Cremorne Theatre.  In addition, there are many spaces for banquets, receptions, conventions and exhibitions.

The striking architectural design of the Centre is enhanced by the natural beauty of the building’s location on the banks of the Brisbane River, just a ten minute stroll from the city centre.  Enjoy the majestic views, meet friends for a drink, and delight in the magic of live performance at the Performing Arts Centre. (Walk time – 7 mins)

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City Cat

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Brisbane City Council operates a fleet of 19 CityCats and nine CityFerries along a network of 24 terminals stretching from The University of Queensland at St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.

CityCats operate seven days a week with regular services every 13 minutes for most of the day, and express routes and more frequent services during peak times. (Walk time – 14 mins)

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Bicycling Brisbane

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There are numerous bicycle paths in and around the South Brisbane precinct.  Riders are able to ride along both sides of the river front for many kilometres.

For those visiting, Brisbane City Council has CityCycle stations within easy walking distance from Station 16. (Walk time – 3 mins)

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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The Centre is centrally located in the city’s riverside precinct at South Bank, home to Brisbane’s arts and cultural community. The Centre is built upon the former site of World Expo Park, the rollercoaster theme park built for the hosting of Brisbane’s World Expo ’88.

The $140 million expansion of the existing Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre was designed to meet an evolving market for smaller and medium sized meetings.  The calendar of event at the convention centre can be found on their website. (Walk time – 5 mins)

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