Mantra South Bank is located on the beautiful banks of the Brisbane River in the South Bank precinct and is close to the vibrant central business district.
Conveniently surrounded by a host of cultural and leisure attractions, whether you feel like wining and dining, catching a show or exhibition, or are in town for work, Mantra South Bank is perfect.
Choose from a range of accommodation options depending on the size of the group travelling, with Hotel Rooms, Studio, and One or Two Bedroom Apartments. With a contemporary design, all rooms and apartments feature WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, and mini bar.
With a great range of hotel facilities, your stay will be as convenient as possible. For those who enjoy staying in shape on holidays, make good use of the heated lap pool and fully equipped gymnasium. For those after leisure, enjoy relaxing in the spa, dining at Stone Restaurant and Bar or perhaps having room service delivered.
From Mantra South Bank, you’re in the ideal position to explore Brisbane’s cultural side, from South Bank Parklands, QPAC, Brisbane Convention Centre, to the Brisbane Museum and the Art Gallery....
At Central Hillcrest they offer not only offer stunning views but proximity to everything you need during your stay in Brisbane. They have the Central Business District, GABBA, South Bank, the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and the Mater Hospital all on their doorstep. Their facilities are second to none offering an outdoor pool, heated spa, sauna, barbecue area and gym. Central Hillcrest Apartments tick all the boxes!
Central Hillcrest Apartments offer complimentary parking, an outdoor pool, sauna, newly refurbished tennis court, barbecue area and a sun terrace. Fig Tree Bistro, located on the lower floor, is open for breakfast and dinner Monday to Friday offering modern dining to guests and visitors alike.
Their warm and friendly service combined with the facilities, convenience and spaciousness of a studio, one or two-bedroom fully self-contained apartment will ensure your stay at Central Hillcrest is beyond your expectations.
A sandstone bridge abutment adjacent to Victoria Bridge in the South Bank Precinct became a WWI memorial because of a 1918 home-coming tragedy.
Greek Australian 11-year-old Hector Vasyli was in the crowd cheering returning soldiers when he was struck and killed by a car in the parade. A marble memorial tablet was unveiled on 8 December 1918. It featured a bronze relief portrait of Hector, by sculptor Daphne Mayo.
When a decision was made to build a new bridge, it was decided to retain one abutment on the south side of the 1897 structure-the only bridge at that point able to withstand Brisbane River in flood. Leaving the neoclassical-styled remnant also fulfilled the Brisbane Greek community's wish to maintain the memorial plaque for Hector.
During the 1969 demolition, the marble tablet was held by the Greek community. The bronze portrait was lost and replaced. The memorial was reinstated prior to ANZAC Day 1971.
A memorial service is held at this site on ANZAC Day....
The Brisbane Boat Show is one of Australia’s leading boat shows. On the door step of Australia’s manufacturing epicentre, the event is promising to deliver a combination of excellent locally made riggs together with brilliant products from overseas. This is complemented with all the gear you need for them, including electronics, safety equipment, fishing gear, plus more.
The event is held at the fabulous Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Bank, with public transport at its doorstep and 4,500 parking spots on site and at nearby stations only minutes away from the venue.
They invite you to join the festivities of education, entertainment and plenty to suit many tastes in the wonderful world of the boating lifestyle. Bring your mates, friends and family, it will be a great day out....
'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' will be presented exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 27 May to 3 September 2017. It will be the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum.
Including original artwork, film props, costumes and more, the exhibition will bring to life the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe with characters including Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, to name a few.
The exhibition will follow Marvel heroes from comic book page to cinema screen. Content for the exhibition is drawn from private collections, and past and present Marvel Studios films, including the currently in–production Thor: Ragnarok. The exhibition will give significant focus to the Marvel comic artists, and the development teams who translate the drawn narrative to the screen through production design and storyboarding, costume and prop design, special effects and post-production.
The exhibition experience will extend into GOMA's Australian Cinémathèque with a retrospective of the official Marvel Cinematic Universe of films....
This collection display at the Queensland Art Gallery, dedicated to Indigenous Australian art, explores ideas underpinning the Dreaming - or as seminal Australian anthropologist and essayist WEH Stanner posited, the 'Everywhen' - where knowledge and history from all times combine to inform contemporary and future existence. Major works from the Gallery's collection of Indigenous Australian art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present provide visitors with a grounding in the history, ideas and art of our first peoples and cultures....
The State Library of Queensland was founded in 1896 and is Queensland’s main site houses a range of collections made up of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts and archives, maps, rare books, music, photographs, films and videos, and e-resources. These collections cover Queensland’s heritage, history, art, design and science. The library also holds community programs, showcases workshops and short courses, either for free or low price.
Onsite services and facilities include: computers and internet, free wi-fi access, microform printing and copying, standard copying and printing plus scanning. SLQ also have various rooms and venues for hire. Situated overlooking the Brisbane River between the Gallery of Modern and Queensland Art Gallery, the State Library is easily accessed via public transport and South Bank’s various paid parking lots. There is also a café and library shop onsite, open to the public daily....
The next generation of artists from the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA) claims the Cremorne Theatre stage in Flight.
Be enraptured by a powerful blend of dance, music and acting performance as ACPA takes you on a thrilling journey in Flight, their Tenth Annual QPAC Gala.
Enjoy new and original works that highlight exceptional, young, home-grown, Indigenous talent and revel in recognised mainstream classics.
Each of ACPA’s exciting dancers, actors and musicians will draw upon their performance experiences and display a vivid mastery of their chosen art form.
This promises to be a dynamic experience and an event not to be missed.
Presented by QPAC and ACPA....
Bring the whole family to enjoy this family Christmas favourite.
At midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara begins a magical journey into a wondrous world where toys come to life, King Rat and his giant mice, delicate dancing snowflakes and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy, who reigns over the Kingdom of Sweets.
Ben Stevenson’s much-loved production of The Nutcracker has become a seasonal tradition in Brisbane. Gorgeous sets and costumes and stunning dance combine with Tchaikovsky’s evocative music to make The Nutcracker the perfect festive ballet....
Basil is back!
Michael Coppel and Philip McIntyre, in association with Louise Withers, present the World Premiere Tour of John Cleese’s official adaptation of Fawlty Towers Live on Stage - touring Australia and New Zealand from August 2016.
Fawlty Towers Live will be based on the BBC television series written by John Cleese and Connie Booth. It will be adapted for the stage by John Cleese, with direction by Caroline J. Ranger and set design by Liz Ascroft.
Manic, snobbish, condescending, sycophantic and rude, Basil Fawlty is without doubt one of the funniest, most iconic and most memorable British comedy characters ever written. This original adaptation and all-new Australian cast, will bring all your beloved characters to life onstage in an unmissable evening of hilarity!...
Are you visiting South Bank or Brisbane? Before you arrive, feel free to call or email the Visitor Centre for a local's advice on what to see and where to stay.
They also offer you a free booking service. Their services include reservations and sales for accommodation, tours, cruises and transfers, plus theme park ticket sales; event information and general enquiries; free maps and brochures; information on restaurant and dining options at South Bank; QTIX sales and ticketing (no phone sales); and wheelchair, stroller and specialty pool and beach wheelchairs for hire.
Their fully accredited Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of the South Bank Parklands. You'll find them at Stanley Street Plaza, between Max Brenner Chocolate Shop and The Plough Inn. The nearest cross street is Ernest Street....
The inner city suburb of South Brisbane has undergone a renaissance in recent years to become one of Brisbane's most popular areas.
Once full of warehouses, factories, and wharves, South Brisbane underwent an incredible metamorphosis when the derelict industrial area on the banks of the Brisbane River was transformed into the site of the World Expo in 1988.
Now the suburb hums with the sounds of cosmopolitan coffee shops, fashionable wine bars, quality hotels and multi-ethnic cafes and restaurants. South Brisbane is bordered by South Bank, the city's premier recreational destination. At South Bank you can swim in the placid waters of the man-made Streets Beach, enjoy stunning views and beautiful parklands, treat your taste buds to a delicious array of dining options and catch some theatre, ballet, opera, a concert or an art exhibition.
A number of beautiful old buildings still punctuate the South Brisbane landscape. Worth a look are Saint Andrew's Anglican Church, the former Municipal Chambers and a number of old pubs that have withstood the tests and trends of time.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre can also be found at South Brisbane. This large centre regularly hosts exhibitions, charity balls, gala dinners, events, seminars, comedy performances, and concerts by big name acts.
South Brisbane is a two minute drive or ferry ride across the river from the Brisbane City Centre. Accommodation options include hotels, motels and self-contained apartments....
Aquativity is a fun, interactive water-play park right in the heart of Brisbane's South Bank. It is specially designed to encourage families and children to come together and enjoy the outdoors. It celebrates the city's close relationship with the Brisbane River.
Aquativity features educational play elements referencing the river, and helps create an early understanding of the water cycle and its preservation.
Aquativity also highlights the native fish and mammal species of mullet and dugong, the interesting pattern of the river catchments and the importance of indigenous, environmental and urban elements of our relationship to the river.
Open on weekends and school holidays from 10am until 5pm, Aquativity also works within the existing pool system, and water is recycled for use within The Parklands....
Ludovico Einaudi returns to QPAC to perform his highly anticipated new album Elements, visually brought to life for audiences through the use of stunning multimedia and lighting techniques.
Luminous, emotive, and always supremely refined, Ludovico Einaudi’s performances have attracted an ever growing audience over the last two decades whose diversity and devotion are without parallel. His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts in the UK and Europe and his debut Brisbane concert in 2015 captivated the sold-out Concert Hall audience.
Einaudi’s genre-defying music has been described as minimalist, alt-classical, ambient and contemporary. Whether releasing chart-topping albums, selling out the largest concert halls, composing award winning film scores or topping audience polls, Ludovico Einaudi is arguably one of the most influential and popular composers in the world today.
Don’t miss this critically-acclaimed Italian composer and pianist in his triumphant return to QPAC.
Presented by QPAC and Arts Projects Australia...
Working late, Nisha is closing a massive deal with the Indian government. Working later still is Yvette, who clears up her take-away. “Indian princess” and “Chinese cleaner” is all they see when they face each other - but as the nights wear on, they discover the many ties that bind them....
For more than 30 years, Queensland Performing Arts Centre has showcased the best of local, national and international performing arts. QPAC is home to Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Ballet, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Queensland. Sitting at the heart of South Bank’s Cultural Precinct, the centre has multiple venues designed for all types of performing arts including dance, music and theatre.
There is also an onsite restaurant - Lyrebird Restaurant, the Russell Street Wine Bar, The Cafe and The Bistro. Visit the Restaurants and Bars page on QPAC’s website for details of opening times and menus.
Close to all public transport options, visitors can park at one of three convenient car parking facilities in the precinct. Visit the website for more information....
The Mater Archives and Heritage Centre is located in the original Mater Private Hospital, a heritage listed building, designed by Robin Dods and built in 1910. It collects material which record the history of the Sisters of Mercy, the foundation and development of Mater Hospitals in Brisbane and the working life of their medical, nursing and other staff. ...
It’s Christmas time in the land of Giggle and Hoot and everybody is busy getting ready for the arrival of Hootoclaws for his special Christmas Night Watch.
Trees are being decorated, presents are being wrapped and all that is left to do is twinklify the very dark night sky. But what happens when all the stars suddenly disappear? Will Jimmy Giggle and Hoot be able to brighten the sky again and help save Christmas? Will they need help from some special Owl Pal friends?
Find out in this live musical spectacular, Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas, coming to QPAC this December.
Starring Jimmy Giggle, Hoot, Hootabelle, Gigglefangs, Pirate Hootbeard and of course Hootoclaws and his dancing Elves, Giggle and Hoot’s Magical Christmas promises to be the most magical show of the season.
***Please refer to website for further times.
Recommended for children aged two and over
Presented by QPAC and Live Nation
*a booking fee of $6.95 applies per transaction. Minimum price may be available for selected shows only. Please see Pricing Guide for further details....
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is located across two riverside buildings in South Bank’s Cultural Precinct. QAGOMA presents an evolving program of Australian and international exhibitions, with a focus on the
contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Immerse the family in creativity at the Children’s Art Centre and see the best in international film and video at the Australian Cinémathèque. QAGOMA offers cafes, modern dining and shopping to complete your visit....
Every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, The Collective Markets at South Bank feature an exciting range of arts, craft, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion and much more. The Markets are an ideal way to find a unique gift, or simply stroll through and enjoy the atmosphere or a bite to eat.
The Market is an excellent place to sample delicious treats, organic produce and homemade fare. Enjoy the fabulous music and entertainment as you browse.
The Markets are held every Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday morning 10am to 9pm, and all day Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
The markets are located in the heart of South Bank, Brisbane’s premier recreational and cultural destination. The market stalls fill the Stanley Street Plaza....
A satire about American slavery, subtly recontextualised to uncover Queensland’s own dark history. Directed by leading Aboriginal artist, Nakkiah Lui (Black Comedy), and featuring Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires, Love Child, Mabo). This hilarious show is sure to be one of the most widely debated events of 2017....
Beloved Brisbane band, The Boxties, make their long awaited debut in the Cremorne Theatre. In a genre-pushing, theatrical evening, The Boxties bring their trademark contemporary vibe and high energy music-making to QPAC in a concert celebrating songs and tales of the sea.
The Boxties will feature breathtaking music from Sting’s eleventh studio album The Last Ship alongside haunting melodies that speak of boundless oceans and distant longings – music that has resonated equally in the old world and the new.
The Boxties bring together Sting’s soulfulness – and sense of humour – with older material, the kind of music that puts The Last Ship into its wider context. The Boxties have taken a selection of songs from The Last Ship and interspersed them with others from the folk tradition that deal with ideas of community, of love in difficult circumstances, of dreams, and the sea.
The Boxties features Ben Burrows, Deanna Connelly, Ebony Cundy-Profke, Lochlin Dormer, Mitchell Dormer, Bridget Matthews, Annie Silva and Ashreya Ward. Their artistic director is Steph McCaw.
Presented by QPAC....
The Sciencentre offers an exciting, interactive and experience-rich environment that is contemporary, user-friendly and inspiring for all ages. There are no visitors at the Sciencentre - everyone is a participant. Almost a hundred interactive, hands-on exhibits and programs show science in our everyday lives – a great day out for families!
The Sciencentre houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative Science Theatre shows, and showcases objects form Queensland Museum’s science and technology collection.
As an integral part of Queensland Museum South Bank the Sciencentre aims to reveal the science and technology behind our everyday lives.
Part of Brisbane’s Cultural Centre precinct, the Sciencentre at Queensland Museum South Bank is within walking distance of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland. The Cultural Centre precinct sits alongside South Bank, a vibrant mix of parkland, recreational and commercial space on the Brisbane River across from the Central Business District....
The State Library of Queensland's John Oxley Library has a wide range of content both contemporary and retrospective chronicling events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape Queensland. Committed to capturing the essence of the Queensland story for current and future generations, this collection is a resource for people wanting to understand Queensland in all its diversity.
John Oxley Library consists of unique Queensland resources including diaries, manuscripts, artworks, photographs, original maps and plans, and oral histories. A broad range of books, magazines, newspapers, and ephemera are acquired largely through legal deposit and websites are archived in Pandora. These materials as well as films and digital stories are available for viewing in the John Oxley Library Reading Room or online via State Library's catalogue OneSearch.
Part of Queensland's dynamic heritage network, John Oxley Library is a forum for new knowledge and information sharing through the John Oxley Library blog, Queensland Memory Awards, and special research initiatives and residencies, exhibitions, tours, and events....
Topdeck Travel do epic road trips throughout Australia for travellers between 18 and 39.
They realise that everyone's different, which is why all trips include heaps of free time to play and explore. It's your trip, your way.
Your trip includes all the must-see, must-do activities and top-notch local fare to recharge those batteries between stops, which means you can spend your money where it matters and they'll take care of the rest.
You will travel in modern coaches, stay in unique accommodation and hang out with other young explorers bent on seeing the world.
So whether you want to cruise along the great ocean road, go on a road trip through the outback or learn to surf on the east coast, Topdeck will make it happen....
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are back with a bang this September, once again bringing music by dusk and movies by night to Brisbane’s iconic Rainforest Green at South Bank.
Open Tuesday to Sunday throughout the season, and with live music from an array of Brisbane’s best up-and-coming artists every Sunday and DJs every day, punters can expect to enjoy an alfresco cinema experience with friendly festival vibes.
This year’s program is an exciting mix of box office hits, highly anticipated new releases and cult classics including David Brent: Life on the Road, Bad Moms, War Dogs, Moulin Rouge!, The Secret Life of Pets, Titanic, Bridget Jones’s Baby and more! And every Sunday is a Sundae Session with free Ben & Jerry's ice cream and games on the lawn before the movie....
In March 2017, the World Science Festival Brisbane will once again bring together the world’s best thought leaders to produce a stunning program of live and digital content that connects Asia-Pacific audiences of all ages with the concepts, challenges, discoveries and advancements that are shaping our world.
The luminaries of the science world will present the beauty, complexity, and importance of science through diverse, multidisciplinary programming that is the World Science Festival signature.
The World Science Festival Brisbane is presented by the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Government, in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing....
Following his sold out 2016 Australian tour, Steve Backshall, star of one of the most popular children’s shows on the planet, is returning to Australia with a new show based on the hit BBC series, Deadly 60 Pole to Pole.
Join Steve on a theatrical journey of wild discovery and dangerous entertainment as he shares his experiences travelling from the South Pole to the North Pole. Live on stage this January, don't miss Steve and his gripping encounters with deadly creatures from all corners of the globe.
Please see website for further dates and times.
Recommended for children aged five and over
Live animals on stage do not form part of this show
*a booking fee of AUD6.95 applies per transaction. Minimum price may be available for selected shows only. Please see Pricing Guide for further details....
It was never going to be easy staging a bedroom farce with a mediocre cast, but director Lloyd Dallas is trying. Onstage, it’s a whirl of slamming doors, dropped lines and dropped trousers; backstage, it’s a more chaotic maelstrom of love triangles and trampled egos, and there’s no one without an axe to grind (or swing)....