Looking on a map of central Brisbane and the Brisbane River I could see that The South Bank Parklands would be worth exploring. What I wasn't expecting was the streets beach. Being about half an hours drive away from the coast this artificial beach is evidently extremely popular in the summer. In some ways coming to Australia in winter has meant that things aren't as busy. In this case the beach was closed for maintenance, so I was able to get a rare view of the beach completely empty in the middle of the day.