South Bank Street Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama of the beach and lagoon on the South Bank in Brisbane, a very popular and successful attraction in Brisbane. This picture was taken on a summer day during the Christmas holidays, and lots of people were happily splashing about in the water.
South Bank Street Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
South Bank Street Beach - Brisbane visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'South Bank Street Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Queensland.
Close to the city center, the South Bank Beach provides Brisbane with a fantastic resource. Further from the coast than the likes of Sydney and Perth, the city solved the problem of proximity to beaches by bringing one to itself. Street Beach was the result.
For those interested here are some facts about the Street Beach. The lagoon contains enough chlorinated fresh water to fill 5 Olympic swimming pools. The water is recycled and filtered at a rate of 125 liters per second. The beaches contain some 4000 cubic meters of sand, and an extra 70 tonnes of fresh sand are added to the beach each year to top up that which walks away. Street Beach opened in 1992 and rapidly became a favorite with visitors.
The beach on South Bank is just one of many attractions to be found in the South Bank Parklands. Visitors can also take rides on the small Ferris Wheel and visit the museums and galleries that are found just to the north. A little to the south is the Queensland Maritime Museum.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Ferry: River Plaza, South Bank 3
Train: South Bank (previously Vulture Street Station)
Foot: From central Brisbane either over Victoria Bridge or Goodwill Bridge.