Brisbane’s South Bank at Night | Photo Essay

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 Brisbane City at night from South Bank

View of the Brisbane CBD from the river front in South Bank Parklands

View from Cactus Republic in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

View from our table at Cactus Republic – Nice Mexican food, beer and margaritas!

Picnic area with pretty lights in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

A picnic area all lit up along Little Stanley Street

Night street scene at South Bank in Brisbane, Australia

Street scene from the round-a-bout near South Bank Cinemas

Streets Beach at night in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

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 in Brisbane, Australia

Nepal Peace Pagoda in the South Bank Parklands

The Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank in Brisbane, Australia

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 😉

Walkway through South Bank in Brisbane, Australia

This walkway goes through most of the South Bank Parklands area

View of the Brisbane CBD at night from South Bank

Another view of the Brisbane CBD from the river front

The Point Bistro Bar at night in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

My wife, Veronika, waits patiently in front of The Point Bistro Bar

South Bank street scene in Brisbane, Australia

View of the South Bank cinemas and round-a-bout on Grey Street

Max Brenner waffles with chocolate, ice cream and fruit in South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

Every visit to South Bank should end with a visit to Max Brenner – Delicious chocolatey goodness!

 

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  • Deb Dec 29, 2012

    Great shots! I love how different light is featured in each shot and how every picture different from the other. Each has a unique feel and yet they go so well together. Great work.
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    • Dean Wickham Dec 30, 2012

      Thanks very much Deb, that’s what I was trying for in these photos. Glad you liked them 🙂

  • Kurt Dec 31, 2012

    Looks like Brisbane’s South Bank is lite up nicely at night. I love the walkway along the Parklands. The trees, lights and overhang are just sculpted together perfectly.

  • Cheryl Jan 2, 2013

    Really great night shots. Well done! Definitely a place I’d love to hang out too.

  • David M Jan 7, 2013

    Nice shots Dean. I liked Brisbane – nice city. But I’d have to say there’s not a lot to do there! Can’t imaging calling it home for too long.

  • Rachel Jan 16, 2013

    I love your shots, the colors look so alive. I wonder what camera you are using. Brisbane is definitely one of the finest cities in the world, glad you had a great time!

    • Dean Wickham Jan 31, 2013

      Thanks Rachel. Glad you liked the shots! I used a Canon 60d

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