South Bank Parklands in Queensland, Australia
The South Bank Parklands are a set of green spaces and urban development located in Brisbane, on the south bank of the Brisbane River, opposite the buildings of the financial center. Made shortly after the Universal Exhibition of 1988, they cover an area of 17 hectares and include a modern neighborhood with cultural institutions, restaurants, cafes and shops.
The green areas are connected to the city center by the Victoria Bridge and District Gardens Point by the Goodwill Bridge, a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists inaugurated in 2001.
The Parklands include gardens and green spaces of various kinds, ranging from landscaped gardens to a tropical forest restored. A walk along the banks of the river, a path punctuated bougainvillea, air theaters, but also a lagoon and beach are all restored poles converge where locals and visitors, especially during official celebrations (Australia Day, Day of the year). It is thus nearly 11 million visitors (on average) each year who walk South Bank Parklands, within a few years become one of the most popular places the capital of Queensland.