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Beaches & Parks in Brisbane - QLD


South Bank is Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural destination.
Located on the southern banks of the Brisbane River, its 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round make it the perfect place to relax and unwind.
this beautiful flower archway creates an enchanting walk along the river.
Southbank parklands features lush parklands, a man made lagoon
endless picnic areas, Vege patch
lots of bikeways, stunning river views
and public artworks.

Roma St Parkland
Hugging the northern side of the CBD, Roma Street Parkland and Spring Hill are iconic parts of Brisbane and its history.
Roma Street Parkland, one of Brisbane’s premier parks, is considered to be one of the two best examples of contemporary display gardens in Australia and in my opinion far outdoes the Botanic Gardens in Brisbane.

Gardens and Precincts
Designed to create a public garden that would excite the imagination and be an attractive environment for both the local community and visitors to the city.
Planting throughout the parkland has been carefully considered and is sensitive to the climate. Microclimates representative of subtropical Queensland have been created in the parkland as distinct precincts, creating the feel of a subtropical wonderland representing Queensland’s varied plant life. Alongside the planting, the parkland hosts a number of community spaces for events and activities and is also a popular wedding venue.

Upper Parkland
Encompassing the original Albert Park and Recreation Ground, the Upper Parkland is a wonderful recreational area, home to the children’s playground, amphitheatre and the contemporary Harry Oakman Pavilion. The Upper Parkland provides some of the best vantage points of the city skyline.

A big brass band? A local rock band? Shakespeare? Whatever your taste in music or theatre, the 1,200 seat Amphitheatre plays host to a range of concerts and theatre productions throughout the year, including the popular Bands in the Park sessions.

Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place
Enjoy meandering through the winding pathways of this garden lovers' paradise with an ever-changing seasonal display of blooms. The Spectacle Garden at Colin Campbell Place displays a vivid array of colour all year and includes a collection of flowers, herbs, water features and art works. You might even be greeted by one of the resident water dragons.

The Rainforest and Fern Gully
The chance to explore a subtropical misty rainforest in the centre of Brisbane!
Follow the pathway at ground level to walk through the lush ferns and gushing creeks or take one of the walkways leading you gently above the tree tops, allowing you to look down through the forest canopy to the pathways and plants below.
Fern Gully Bridge
is 82m long and is constructed from structural steelwork and Australian hardwood.
The largest span of 15m extends over a portion of the lake below.
The random angles of the supporting columns are intended to reflect the varied nature of trees within the parkland.
Angiopteris Ravine - the world's largest fern, found naturally only in two isolated areas of Queensland, is one of many rare native species in this misty, shaded valley.

Lake Precinct
With its wide open lawns and lakeside walkways, the Lake Precinct is a wonderful place to take a relaxing walk, have a picnic or watch our resident ducks on the lake.
Explore the plants from the South Pacific, Australian wetlands and sub-tropical Queensland.

Celebration Precinct
Celebration Precinct boasts a magnificent lawn, which is often used for major community events. With unique artwork, a living mural and a dramatic water wall,
This precinct is one of the focal points of the parkland. Crossing over the little bridge between the water walls takes you through to Frangipani Court with its lovely trees, barbecue areas and the Jumping Salmon water feature. This Ibis was enjoying the surroundings too!

Spring Hill is home to the Old Windmill and Spring Hill Baths, and also plays host to a number of vibrant cafes and restaurants, making this area a unique inner-city paradise.

The Old Windmill
commenced in 1828, the windmill is the oldest surviving structure in Queensland. built to provide convicts with wheat and maize using two sets of millstones, one driven by the sails of the windmill and the other by a treadmill.
In 1861 it was converted into an Observatory and Signal Station.
From the late 1880s and into the twentieth century, the Fire Brigade used the tower at night as a fire observation platform and in 1934 the first experimental television broadcast in Queensland was transmitted from the tower.

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