Food & Entertainment


Take pleasure in all of the culinary delights Little Stanley Street has to offer. Lined with an vibrant cafes, funky eateries, and gourmet restaurants and catering to a variety of tastebuds, Little Stanley Street has become an integral part of Brisbane’s modern dining landscape.


Streets Beach

Streets Beach is a South Bank icon and a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. As Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach, boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants. Streets Beach is free to use and is patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round.

City Sounds 

This takes place on the lawn immediately adjacent to Stanley House! I stumbled across this when I was having an early dinner. Australia’s largest free live music program, City Sounds, is on each Saturday from 3pm at South Bank. Presenting local and touring bands and artists, City Sounds, which originated in the Queen Street Mall before expanding to several other locations across Brisbane, has been a big hit and is the perfect way to spend a relaxing Saturday Afternoon.

The Collective Markets and Southbank Christmas Markets 

Held over 3 days every weekend in Stanley Plaza in South Bank from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon, the Collective Markets at South Bank attract Brisbanites and tourists alike.  With an eclectic mix of original art, photography, unique gifts, trending fashion and vintage clothing, as well as foodie stalls and live music, the Collective Markets are a vibrant cultural melting pot set in the artisan's heart of Brisbane.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

Find out more about what's coming up this month at QPAC.

Southbank Cinemas

South Bank 5 Cinema Complex is located on the corner of Ernest and Grey Streets in South Bank and is situated in the heart of the South Bank entertainment precinct. South Bank Cineplex boasts a 25 metre Cinemascope screen with state of the art laser projection, providing superb picture and sound quality - it is the largest cinema screen in downtown Brisbane. There are also four other great screens where you can sit back and enjoy the latest releases at cheapest prices! Southbank Cineplex also offers 4 hours of free parking to all cinema customers.

Channel 7 - Wheel of Brisbane 

This must see attraction provides something for everyone, young or old, tourist or local and is a “must do” for anyone in Brisbane. The giant observation wheel offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Brisbane City from the heart of Brisbane’s cultural, lifestyle and entertainment precinct, The Parklands, South Bank. Unrivalled for its view, a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane is an uplifting experience that will take you almost 60 metres above the ground in the safety and comfort of a fully enclosed air-conditioned capsule.