There are many places I like to pass time in Australia, but I love to become lost in thought strolling through Brisbane’s South Bank. Meandering like the river at a pace akin to a snail. This could be day or night but mostly around dusk. There’s still the bustle of people making their way home from work, meeting friends, restaurants are filling, lots of lives passing me by oblivious to my observing them in a non judgemental fashion. Groups of friends barbequing, sky scrapers loom above, archways of flowers and bustling bars, the rivers constant flow that’s been there longer than any of these things, winding through without having to remind me it’s her city not ours.

South Bank Brisbane

Image credit: Tourism Queensland

South Bank people watching is one of my favourite things, and just as my interest wains, I take myself off to become one of those I have been watching.

Why you should love it too:

  • It’s free
  • Stroll the Story Bridge at night, reward yourself with a beer at the Story Bridge Hotel
  • Take a dip in the pool
  • Take the CityCat Ferry and see the city at night
  • Always something new to explore

What you should bring (optional):

  • Picnic
  • Bathers
  • Time
Wheel of Brisbane

Wheel of Brisbane – Image credit: Luke Chapman