The Brisbane South Bank is the heart of Brisbane and over looks the Brisbane river. It is Brisbane’s most popular tourist destination and offers numerous accessible options for those with limited mobility including a variety of wheelchair friendly activities. The South Bank is home to the Queensland Cultural Centre which consists of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, The State Library of Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery and the Queensland Museum.
Visitors can soak in the relaxing river views from The Wheel of Brisbane, and enjoy some Brisbane Maritime history by visiting the Queensland Maritime Museum. The best thing of all, these South Bank attractions and activities are all wheelchair accessible.
The South Bank is a popular choice for Brisbane families with the variety of family friendly activities and events all year round . The Parklands offer a range of wheelchair accessible family areas such as picnic areas, playgrounds, gardens, BBQ areas, walking tracks and the popular South Bank lagoon. There are a number of disabled restrooms available throughout the South Bank which can be viewed on the Visit Brisbane facilities map. Click here to view South Bank facilities map.
There is a range of accessible restaurants and cafes throughout the South Bank which offer a variety of different food choices. The South Bank also has the Collective Markets every weekend where there is a mixer of local art, fashion, gift stalls and collectibles.
There are a number of wheelchair accessible transport options to the Brisbane South Bank, such as the City Cat ferry’s , trains, buses and of cause the option to drive in. We find it’s easier to catch public transport into the South Bank as finding a disabled parking bay always difficult. Normally we catch a train into either South Bank station or South Brisbane station which are both accessible stations. Cruising the Brisbane river on a Brisbane City Cat Ferry is always a fun scenic way to get into the South Bank. I believe most of the City Cats terminals are now wheelchair accessible. Since the 2011 flood most of the Brisbane City Cats wharfs in Brisbane had to be rebuilt which means all the new wharfs on the river are now accessible. You can read more about Brisbane transport below.
In my opinion I give the Brisbane South Bank a rating of 4.5 for wheelchair accessibility, and a 4.5 star rating for overall experience.
* I was not financially compensated for this review. The review is based on my own opinion and personal experience.*