Your suburb guide to Brisbane’s top eateries and activities such as galleries, museums, restaurants, street markets and public art in Brisbane, Australia
1. Riverbank Revelations
South Brisbane’s riverbank is home to the world-class Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). It houses Australia’s largest collection of Asia-Pacific artworks, a cinémathèque showing both popular and fringe movies for free, and the kind of boundary pushing exhibitions that make the gallery one of the best in Australia. The surrounding South Bank area is also ripe for exploration, featuring the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Queensland Museum and Sciencentre.
South Brisbane, 4101 QLD
(07) 3840 7303
2. Must Eat
There are over 300 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in South Brisbane. But dinner at Gauge is a must, especially for the seven-course set menu (remember to pre-book). The à la carte menu items change often, but you’re always guaranteed a combination of technique and experimentation, stunning flavours of local and native produce, and genuine service.
77 Grey Street,
South Brisbane, 4101 QLD
(07) 3638 0431
3. Laneway Surprise
35 pieces of public art; 17 retailers; hip hole-in-the-wall bars and year round events: Fish Lane is an eclectic laneway spanning 6 blocks. Formerly Soda Water Lane, Fish Lane was renamed after a local alderman in 1904. Ideally located for a bite to eat pre-or post-gallery hopping or a relaxing vino after a show.
4. To Market
Held every weekend from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon, the Collective Markets at South Bank attract Brisbane locals and tourists alike. With a huge mix of original art, photography, unique gifts, both on-trend fashion and vintage clothing, as well as food stalls and live music, the Collective Markets are a vibrant cultural melting pot set in the artisan’s heart of Brisbane.
Stanley Street Plaza,
5. Scenic Route
If you need a view to keep you motivated, captivated or entertained while exercising, then South Brisbane offers an abundance of distraction. Beginning at the River Quay end of South Bank, you can take a loop route, running down past the cultural centre, across the Kurilpa Bridge, along North Quay and back over the Goodwill Bridge. If running, walking or cycling is not your thing then take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, the city’s answer to the London Eye.
Cultural Forecourt, Russell Street, South Bank, 4101 QLD
(07) 3844 3464
Location: South Brisbane, QLD
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Information Centre: 2/77 Hope Street, South Brisbane. Open by appointment
(07) 3859 5957