The Brisbane River played an important role in the urbanization of Brisbane, and today it contributes to the enjoyment of an outdoor lifestyle that many Brisbanites thrive upon. In the late-1800s and early 1900s Brisbane's maritime industry was booming, with shipping agents, docks and warehouses lining the river. Logs from local forests were among the first commodities traded on the river, with coal, wool, sugar and cotton to follow. Ferries and recreational vessels comprise most of the river traffic now, and a cruise on this meandering waterway is one of the most relaxing ways to see Brisbane.
Attractions & Landmarks, Beaches/Bodies of Water