After over six years of living in Brisbane, Australia, I would have to say that my favourite place to go for a nice quiet night out is South Bank. Brisbane’s South Bank is the cultural centre of the city with the Queensland Museum, Art Gallery, Library and Performing Arts Centre all located here, but this part of Brisbane also has a lot to offer as far as night life. There are lots of nice restaurants and bars to try out, and the South Bank Parklands make a beautiful place to take a walk. For a nice night out, Veronika and I often come here for a meal and a walk along the river front at night as you get the best views of the Brisbane CBD from here.
On our last visit here I took my camera along to see if I could capture what I love about South Bank. I hope you enjoy this photo essay of South Bank at night.
View of the Brisbane CBD from the river front in South Bank Parklands
View from our table at Cactus Republic – Nice Mexican food, beer and margaritas!
A picnic area all lit up along Little Stanley Street
Street scene from the round-a-bout near South Bank Cinemas
Streets Beach – an artificial beach in the South Bank Parklands that has a movie screen set up at night
Nepal Peace Pagoda in the South Bank Parklands
The Wheel of Brisbane in action in the South Bank Parklands near QPAC. Don’t worry, it doesn’t really go as fast as it looks in this photo 😉
This walkway goes through most of the South Bank Parklands area
Another view of the Brisbane CBD from the river front
My wife, Veronika, waits patiently in front of The Point Bistro Bar
View of the South Bank cinemas and round-a-bout on Grey Street
Every visit to South Bank should end with a visit to Max Brenner – Delicious chocolatey goodness!