Southbank Rainforest Walk, QLD

So wonderful that in the midst of Brisbane’s largest leisure area, Brisbane City Council saw fit to create the Rainforest Walk. A beautiful oasis surrounded by so much doing, the Rainforest Walk provides an opportunity to stop and just be.

Quick Info

Location: Clem Jones Promonade, Southbank QLD 4101

Walking Distance: 200m

Elevation: A few stairs

Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required

Opening Times: The walk may close during times of extreme weather or for maintenance.

Facilities: Toilets, BBQ, picnic tables, swimming, playground, access to City Cat

What to take: Water, camera, picnic


One of my favourite parts about Southbank – and there is a lot to love about Southbank – is the Rainforest Walk. This beautiful oasis, tucked between the Wheel of Brisbane and the swimming lagoon, is a welcome reprieve in any busy day out. The well placed seating allows for time to pause and soak in the serenity.

Stop for a few minutes and soak in the serenity

This man made space may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. The boardwalk meanders strategically through the trees, taking you past beautifully created spaces. The water feature adds to the experience visually as well as auditorily. The gentle sounds of the trinkling stream invites calm.

The water feature creates some picturesque views

Next time you head to Southbank for a day out, don’t forget to stop by the Rainforest Walk and experience the pleasure of a well planned forest.

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