Brisbane City sits on the banks of the Brisbane River.
The City Cat Ferry is a good way to see what is on the river.
There are many towers in the CBD.
One of the most interesting buildings is one of Brisbane's heritage icons, Customs House. It was designed by Charles McLay and completed in 1889. The long room has a copper sheathed dome. Custom Houses were built in all major ports in Australia to collect customs and excise duties which were an important source of revenue levied on goods from overseas. In 1988 the port moved to the mouth of the river and this beautiful colonial building was taken over by the University of Queensland. It is used as a cultural and educational facility. Behind the grand corinthian columns there are exquisite boardrooms, ballroom and restaurant.