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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.

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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 pristine waters of the man-made beach, enjoy stunning views and beautiful parklands, treat your taste-buds to a dizzying 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 of time and whims of fashion.

The Brisbane Convention Centre can also be found at South Brisbane. This large Centre regularly hosts expositions, charity balls, gala dinners, 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.

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How To Get There:
South Brisbane is a two minute drive or ferry ride across the river from the Brisbane City Centre.

Must See and Do:
Streets Beach - to take a dip.
Gallery of Modern Art / Queensland Art Gallery - for exclusive exhibitions.
Queensland Museum and Sciencentre - a family favourite.
Queensland Performing Arts Centre - performing arts.
Little Stanley Street - musicals, concerts and comedy.
South Bank Markets - Moonlight Markets on Friday nights, Southbank Lifestyle Markets on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Wheel of Brisbane - offers panoramic views of the Brisbane River, city and mountains.

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