I really don't know what to start talking about first in regards to Southbank, it is full, and I mean full of places to visit, shows to see, restaurants and cafes to eat at and even parks and swimming areas to have picnics and relax in.
From Friday to Sunday there are markets to visit all day until 10pm at night. For the exact hours see here. The markets are full of different stalls including clothing, accessories, shoes, paintings, food, equipment and other extravagant bits and pieces that you sometimes can't find in normal shopping centres because they are mostly home made. For the special markets, the Young Designers Market, visit Southbank on the first Sunday of every month to see the amazing clothing that young people design and display for everyone to see.
Southbank is well known for its little beach looking swimming pool located right in the middle of the area and it has sand, rocks and little palm trees to make it look as though you really are on the beach.
For those who love art and culture, there is a wide range of different arts and creative industry facilities to visit. Some of the most popular include Opera Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Of course for the picnic and fit lovers, there is a large park located around Southbank which is 17 hectares of green grass and foothpath for skating, bike riding or walking.
To see the whole view of Southbank from high and some of Brisbane City, make sure to go on the Wheel of Brisbane, but not if you're scared of heights since it is a huge wheel. The largest I have ever seen. For information on the prices and the times, see www.visitsouthbank.com.au/attractions/wheel_of_brisbane.
So if you really want a big weekend with lots of different and exciting things to do, head over to Southbank and spend the whole day or weekend, you won't regret it.