Mt Coot-tha

Mount Coot-tha is probably the best known outlook in Brisbane. On a clear day it renders panoramic views of the city and Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains to the West. During night time the scene changes into a wonderland of glittering lights.

There is much more to this place than just a mere look out. Mount Coot-tha is a huge reserve brimming with wildlife and native bushland. If you are pressed for time Sir Samuel Griffith Drive will not only take you to the lookout, but also give you spectacular views of the greater Brisbane area and surrounding mountains. There are various picnic areas along this route.

If you have a bit of time on hand, be sure to explore some of the walkways around Mount Coot-tha. We did the JC Slaughter Falls track and the Aboriginal Art trail.

During the draught the Falls track doesn’t deliver any falls and hardly any water in the creek, but the surrounding bush is still serene and beautiful. The area is also popular with mountain bike and horse riders.

Facilities: Restaurant and gift shop at the look out Picnic tables, Toilets.

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