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Mt Coot-tha Brisbane

Mt Coot-tha Brisbane is approximately 15-20minutes from the city centre and offers visitors outdoor play and adventure areas including picnic and barbecue facilites, Mt Coot-tha Lookout, restaurants and cafes, bush walks, Mtain bike tracks, botanic gardens and more.

Mt Coot-tha lookout is the best place with the highest vantage point to take in the whole city. On a clear day visitors will have striking views all the way out over the city to Moreton Bay. On the observation deck you will find interpretive facilities to locate all of Brisbane’s well-known landmarks.

The park is surrounded by natural bushland and immaculate gardens; Mt Coot-tha lookout comprises of an incredible Observation Deck as well as the popular Summit Restaurant and Bar, Kuta Café, Function Centre and Gift Shop

Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens is Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens, with free entry every day of the year it is a natural wonderland.

Gaze and photograph exotic and native plants, self-guided walks will help you to discover the gardens at your own pace, download the free brochure with garden highlights, plant information and trail maps.

  • Aboriginal Plant Trail, 30 minute easy pace
  • Australian Plant Communities Trail, 60-90 minute leisurely walk
  • White Arrow Trail, 60 minutes at a leisurely pace

For a relaxing day of picnics and bush walking there is lots more to do at Mt Coo-tha for you and the family.

  • Anzac Park offers wood barbecues, picnic area, playground and amenities

Bushwalking Tracks and picnic areas

  • Aboriginal Art Trail featuring art works, tree carvings, rock painting and etching.
  • Summit Track, leading from JC Slaughter Falls picnic area to Mt Coot-tha lookout
  • Simpson Falls Track, beginning at the Simpson Falls picnic area, view the wildflowers in late winter and spring as the forest bursts into bloom
  • Ghost Hole Track, to the old mines from The Gold Mine Picnic Area
  • Honeyeater Track, from near Mt Coot-tha Lookout

Facilities at Mt Coot-tha are accessible by car, public transport, cycle and foot, for more information on how to get to Mt Coot-tha for a great day out visit see Getting Around.

Opening Hours

  • 8am-5.30pm September to March
  • 8am-5pm April to August

Come and explore the beauty of Mt Coot-tha during your next Brisbane stay for amazing views and a nature fix.

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