Brisbane is known for its gorgeously warm weather, so it is only fitting that South Bank houses a few different pools.


Streets Beach, Aquativity and the Boat Pool are free to use and are open all year round. While you're enjoying them, please make sure you follow our easy pool rules to keep the water clean and healthy.

Water safety information

Head to Surf Life Saving Queensland's website for key information such as alcohol and swimming, sun safety and supervising kids. Following these simple guidelines keeps South Bank's water facilities safe for all.

Streets Beach, Aquativity and the Boat Pool are free to use and are patrolled by qualified lifeguards all year round. The lifeguard’s hours change throughout the year, so please contact the South Bank Visitor Centre on email: [email protected] or phone: 07 3029 1797 to find out when they are patrolling.

Streets Beach South Bank Parklands

Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands

Streets Beach

A South Bank icon, Streets Beach is a must-visit while you’re in the Parklands. It is Australia’s only inner-city, man-made beach and it boasts a sparkling lagoon surrounded by white, sandy beaches and sub-tropical plants.

Child at Aquativity South Bank Parklands

Aquativity, South Bank Parklands


Aquativity, a fun and interactive water-play park, is a great location for children and families to play, learn and enjoy the outdoors. It features a range of educational play elements that reference the Brisbane River, local catchments, native fish and mammal species (such as mullet and dugong), and the water cycle.

Boat Pool South Bank Parklands

Boat Pool, South Bank Parklands

Boat Pool

Head down to the Boat Pool on any given day and you’ll see people of all ages splashing around in the cool, blue water and lapping up some of Queensland’s famous sunshine.     


To locate the above spaces, check out the official South Bank map.

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