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BOOKED OUT // Behind-the-Scenes at South Bank Parklands Tour

Date: BOOKED OUT // SUNDAY ONLY // 9am, 11am and 1pm

Location: South Bank Parklands

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This is a fascinating tour that gives you an inside look at how the beautiful South Bank Parklands and famous Streets Beach are maintained for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to Brisbane.

Visit the underground operations compound, including the vast subterranean pool plant room, and learn how the pool water quality is maintained. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Rain Bank, the largest stormwater harvesting facility in Australia and see how stormwater from the surrounding catchment is transformed into clean, irrigation water for the lawns and gardens. Learn about the iconic Arbour, including how it’s pruned to keep it in flower throughout the year.

Tour Tips: Enclosed footwear is compulsory. Photography is permitted everywhere except the pool plant room.