Brisbane, Eastern Australia, capital of the state of Queensland, a seaport on the Brisbane River near Moreton Bay. The river makes the city accessible to ocean going vessels. Railway lines link the city with all major points in Australia and with the surrounding region, Brisbane is an important manufacturing centre with a wide variety of industries, A carefully laid out city, broad streets, numerous parks, and many modern buildings. A World's Fair was held in Brisbane in 1988, Lookouts on Mt Coot-that offer excellent views of Brisbane and its suburbs. In the heart of the city is Queen Street shopping mall, and the city is easy to explore. a scenic city, surrounded by hills, South Bank Parklands on the Brisbane River is the site of a riverbank promenade, city beach, waterways, theme attractions, cafes, restaurants and entertainment. The river is a great way to see the city from either a cruise boat or by rowboat.