Getting to know South Bank
South Bank precinct is located in the city centre, on the banks of the Brisbane River and home to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
South Bank is the city’s green oasis and the hub for cultural and entertainment activities offering wide appeal for delegates to mix with the locals and enjoy this unique inner-city riverside precinct.
Key features include:
- 17 hectares of riverfront parkland including various green spaces and rainforest pockets
- Australia’s only inner-city swimming beach and lagoons – complete with life guards!
- A range of cultural entertainment venues including the Queensland Museum and Australia’s newest and largest Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
- More than 70 sidewalk cafes, restaurants and bars
- Weekend markets and weekly activation programs
- Riverside walkways and cycle paths
- Airtrain connection from Brisbane Airport to BCEC in 20 minutes
- Free CityHopper ferry service running along the Brisbane river every 30 minutes
- CityCat ferries, train and bus stations all adjacent to BCEC in the Parklands.
Getting to know Brisbane
Brisbane is one of the world’s most welcoming cities, always evolving with new offerings, vibrant entertainment, dining, cultural and recreation precincts are within close walking distance of hotels and venues. The Centre’s home city is the capital of the state of Queensland, the closest Australian eastern seaboard capital city to Asia.
With an all year round idyllic climate with an average daily temperature of 23°C, the subtropical climate brings fresh autumns, pleasant winters and hot summers.
What to do
Brisbane offers a quintessential Australian experience from a convenient urban base – including encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wild dolphins and migrating humpback whales – with close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and famous beach destinations.
Home to some of the world’s unique and iconic heritage listed natural treasures including the Great Barrier Reef, Gondwana and Daintree rainforests, Fraser Island and Riversleigh Fossil Mammal in the outback, Queensland is all about natural beauty.
An intriguing contrast of vast, open landscapes and sophisticated, vibrant cities, Australia is a popular travel destination due to its many tourist attractions, remarkable wildlife and beautiful beaches.
Australia’s diverse influences, from its ancient Aboriginal heritage to the cultural riches its inhabitants have brought to Australia from all over the world, have resulted in a nation that’s lively and energised. In Australia’s exciting cities and immense open spaces, under its clear blue skies and amongst its extraordinary natural wonders, ideas thrive and freedom leads to innovation. It’s the perfect place to do some fresh thinking.