Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Brisbane

4.6
The Mount Coot-tha Lookout provides panoramic views of Brisbane and its environs. Bus tours often stop here, and you can easily reach the Lookout with Bus 471 from the city. Signs point out key landmarks to give you a lay of the land, and you can eat at either the cafe or restaurant should hunger strike. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mount Coot-tha Lookout by using our Brisbane tour planner.
Create an itinerary including Mount Coot-tha Lookout
map
Mount Coot-tha Lookout Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
3,735 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful night views although parking was a bit of a challenge as it is a very popular spot both for the views & food.  more »
  • As an avid cyclist and motorbike rider, I can say without a doubt that Mt Coot-tha is a fave for many. The cafe and restaurant at the summit are wonderful, thought the cafe perhaps a bit pricy, but th...  more »
  • This should always be a favourite if you have guests in town and you want to show them ALL of Brisbane at once Reasonably priced cafe but it does get very busy! Gift and souvenir it shop also there Pa...  more »
Google
  • Very nice views of Brisbane City and the surrounding areas, with a few nice shops and restaurants at the peak. The food at the top is quite nice and of high quality making it nice to visit for lunch or dinner. The parking in the area is pretty bad however, with only a small amount of spaces available and a bad entry point. This makes it hard to park during peak times so it would usually be easier to walk up during those times. If the parking was improved it would be a much nicer place to visit more often.
  • This lookout would have to be the best place to see Brisbane city. You can enjoy the great views whilst you have a coffee, ice-cream or even lunch at the cafe during the day. We always take friends from overseas up to the lookout as it is a pretty impressive view of Brisbane. Well worth a visit.
  • We went to the Summit Restaurant. The food was wonderful... Staff professional... View spectacular (They out a wonderful take aside for our anniversary) The accommodated and allowed us an eight month old baby. The cost was high ($40 - $50per main) expect a $150 - $200 bill. But we felt it was a special night and with it. Parking was insane... Depending on the night parking here is always a real challenge. The gave us a wonderful decorated dessert. If you have something to celebrate... This is the place for it!!
  • If you're a tourist, or a local who's never ventured up here, it's worth the view. On a clear day entire city out to the ocean is visible. The restaurant at the lookout serves really good food and the wait isn't overly long considering the foot traffic. There's an ice cream shop here too with many flavours and an abundance of budding astronomers with telescopes at night.
  • One of my favourite places to bring visitors who are visiting Brisbane. You can get a view of the entire city, suburbs and some of the islands as well, so it serves as a good starting or ending point for a Brisbane city tour. There’s a cafe here as well for a sit down. I recommend coming in at just before dusk to get a view of the city and then the night lights. Would go again and again.

Plan your trip to Brisbane

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Brisbane

Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Brisbane by other users

5 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in Australia, Thailand & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia & Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Brisbane Region BY A USER FROM SPAIN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan, Sydney & Brisbane BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Whitsunday Islands, Cairns Region & Brisbane Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Brisbane & Cairns BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Brisbane BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ISLE OF MAN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans