Destination guide

Experience South Brisbane in holiday homes to rent

The urban suburb of South Brisbane is one of Brisbane’s most popular areas, offering a range of fashionable wine bars, ethnic cafes and restaurants, cosmopolitan coffee shops and many unique attractions. No matter how you want to enjoy your visit here, you’ll find plenty to do near holiday homes to rent in South Brisbane.

Things to do

What to do near South Brisbane holiday homes

Numerous opportunities for fun and adventure await you in South Brisbane. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, a landscaped koala sanctuary and zoo with native Australian species, and the South Bank, a vibrant area of gardens, playgrounds, beaches and a Ferris wheel with views of the city. Also found here is the Story Bridge, an iconic bridge with picturesque views of the city skyline, and the Gallery of Modern Art, an art museum with modern works from prominent artists.


Activities and attractions in and around South Brisbane

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Brisbane a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • South Bank Parklands (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Wheel of Brisbane (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Brisbane River Walk (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Victoria Park Golf Complex (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Saint Lucia Golf Links (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Indooroopilly Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near South Brisbane holiday homes to rent

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the rainforest, islands and coast near South Brisbane offer an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Popular activities for visitors include boating, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, fishing and sailing. The Great Barrier Reef is also an unforgettable experience for diving and snorkelling, and the migratory path of the humpback whales off the coast is perfect for whale watching. Fossicking and beachcombing on the unspoilt coastal beaches are also popular. No matter your inclination, you’ll find numerous ways to get in touch with nature near your South Brisbane holiday accommodation.

Day trips

Day trips from South Brisbane holiday rentals

South Brisbane is an ideal base camp to explore the attractions of Queensland. Holiday homes are only a short distance from places like the glitzy Gold Coast, which boasts attractions like Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World and the Australian Outback Spectacular, an Australian-themed dinner and show experience. You could also visit the Sunshine Coast, which features the volcanic peaks of the Glass House Mountains, the Australia Zoo, a wildlife park owned by the family of the late Steve Irwin, and Noosa National Park, a vast parkland with stunning scenery and hiking trails through the lush rainforest.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in South Brisbane

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, South Brisbane is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Roma Street Parkland (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • South Bank Parklands (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Southbank Parklands (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Streets Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Riverstage (0.6 mi / 1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around South Brisbane

Fly into Brisbane, QLD (BNE), the closest airport, located 8.9 mi (14.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to South Brisbane Station or South Bank Station to see more of the city.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in South Brisbane

The high-end restaurants and pubs in South Brisbane rely on the sea and subtropical climate for regional specialties and fusion cuisine. Asian and European cuisine mixes with authentic Australian fare for a unique taste all its own, complemented by the award-winning wineries throughout the region. If you want to try Queensland’s seafood delicacies like Moreton Bay bugs, tiger prawns, sea scallops or barramundi, visit a restaurant near your holiday accommodation in South Brisbane.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in South Brisbane

The culture, beauty and history of South Brisbane set the stage for a romantic couple’s getaway. Private, serene holiday rentals put you in reach of cultural experiences like the theatre, ballet, opera and art exhibitions of South Bank and dinners and comedy shows at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. You could also marvel at the architecture of some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the city such as St Andrew’s Anglican Church, the former Municipal Chambers and a number of old pubs. For a relaxing day outdoors, the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens are filled with exotic plant life, tranquil ponds and picnic areas.

Where to stay near South Brisbane?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 502 holiday rentals near South Brisbane. From 100 Houses to 318 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Brisbane is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Brisbane?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in South Brisbane. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • South Bank Station: 647 holiday rentals
  • South Brisbane Station: 653 holiday rentals
  • Queensland Conservatorium: 648 holiday rentals
  • Queensland Art Gallery: 650 holiday rentals
  • Griffith University South Bank: 646 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Brisbane listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Brisbane?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 100 Houses in South Brisbane. Our other popular types of South Brisbane holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 318 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Brisbane?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 209 holiday homes with pool available in South Brisbane. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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