Wednesday, 20 March 2013


The Brisbane River is the longest river in south east Queensland, Australia, and flows through the city of Brisbane, before emptying into Moreton Bay. John Oxley was the first European to explore the river who named it after the Governor of New South Wales, Thomas Brisbane in 1823. The river is a major waterway in Brisbane and numerous ferries add to the public transport capability of the Queensland capital city.

The man-made beach at Brisbane's South Bank features a crystal lagoon with enough water to fill five Olympic-size swimming pools, clean white beaches and subtropical trees and exotic plants.Chlorinated fresh water is recirculated every six hours at up to 125 litres per second. The water is pumped through two large sand filters and chemically treated before being returned back to the beach. The 4000 cubic metres of sand comes from Rous Channel in Moreton Bay and 70 tonnes is added each year to the South Bank Beach.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.


  1. Those kids sure are having fun, Nick! Great capture.

  2. That lagoon looks great fun and a safe place for the kids to play.

  3. Awesome shots!!

    Thanks in joining Water World Wednesday Kim,USA

  4. The colors in your shots are so crisp and vibrant! And thank you for the short history lesson on the area. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.
    Visiting from Water World Wednesday.


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