Mt Coot-tha offers splendid panoramic views of Brisbane and it’s surrounds as you venture out onto the lookout observation deck. During the day you can see the sun glistening over Brisbane, all the way out to Moreton Bay. At night, you are greeted with a fairyland of sparkling lights and starlit sky surrounding you. On a clear sunny day, you can see as far as the Glass House Mountains to the North, the Gold Coast hinterland to the South and Moreton and Stradbroke Islands to the East.
The lookout has been a popular destination for both Brisbane residents and visitors since before the turn of the century. Brisbane and Mt Coot-tha have both undergone significant changes since then, and each new day brings a new dimension to this favourite attraction.
Mt Coot-tha has always been more than just a pretty view. Since the early days, food and drinks have played an imperative role when people made their way by foot or horseback. Today there is no end of ways to make your journey to Mt Coot-tha and when you arrive, there is an equally endless selection of drinks to enjoy. With Brisbane Car rental, you can get to Mt Coot-tha in no time at all.
Mount Coot-tha is a mountain as well as suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The mountain reaches over 287 metres above sea level and forms the eastern extent of the Taylor Range. It is approximately 6 km to the west of the Brisbane central business district and is visible from much of the city.
While at the Lookout, grab a drink from the Kuta café or perhaps a larger meal from the Summit restaurant, known for its bounty of fine dining awards and astonishing views from outside deck or inside seating.
Mt Coot-tha is also a great place for a walk. There are various walking trails giving stunning scenic views and an Aboriginal arts Trail, where you can see ancient tree carvings and rock paintings.
Sitting at the foot of the mountain are the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, boasting around 20,000 species of plants. As well as containing a Japanese garden, rainforest and tropical dome, you will also find the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium with afternoon shows between Wednesday – Sunday.
The bushland reserve of Mt Coot-tha is also part of the surrounding Brisbane Forest Park. A varied range of wildlife and fauna can be found throughout the National Park reserve. You might even be lucky enough to see a koala or two.
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