Along the Brisbane River overlooking downtown Brisbane is the South Bank Parklands. This family-oriented attraction welcomes ten million visitors a year. It features the Wheel of Brisbane (giant Ferris wheel), the Queensland Conservatorium and the Nepal Peace Pagoda. You will also enjoy the plazas, bike paths, grassy areas, museums and restaurants. The centerpiece is a 2,000 acre, man-made beach called Streets Beach. This little girl was escaping the heat by scampering through the fountains in the lagoon.