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.
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you're in Brisbane as the views over the city are excellent. There is also a decent restaurant at the lookout (very good panko) so you can get lunch there if you want to. I...  more »
  • Is a great place to get a photo of the city. Nice place to relaxe and grab a bite to eat or an icecream.  more »
  • Tourists love a trip up the mountain and the view of Brisbane City is amazing. It's also a great place to take a walk along one of the many bush walking treks and enjoy an ice cream at the end or rela...  more »
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  • 1st time heading up to the lookout with my boys. It's such a beautiful view with a lot of space for multiple photos. Great for large group photos to capture that Brisbane scenery behind you. They have a great Cafe during the day and restaurant for the evening. I'll update my feedback once we head back again for the evening experience. Here are a few photos from our day trip.
  • Where do I start . Took three overseas tourists who came in this morning so while waiting for the hotel to be cleaned and ready take um to Mt coot lookout and have brunch . Four adults and one child . Three chicken salad wraps but one not toasted . A toasted ham n cheese sandwich and a pecan slice with selected non alcohol drinks . $73.00 later a dirty cup for tea to go into at the table and dirty plates with food on . Don't know how the lady bringing it all out missed it all or just didn't care . It made me wonder whether the cups with drink in was clean or not. Chicken wrap was disgusting but felt embarrassed not to eat it . I could make better at home . Second and last time I but anything from up there . Don't mind paying good money for good food but this food was not good . So disappointed .
  • Definitely a must do for anyone visiting Brisbane. Great views over the city particularly in the very late afternoon or early evening, or really early on a foggy morning. Parking is usually a bit limited particularly on weekends so the best place to find a car park is the smaller car park area behind the restaurant.
  • A beautiful look out spot to view Brisbane CBD and suburbs. Excellent location for sunrise or moonrise and provides lots of photo opportunities. Limited parking available but if you hang around eventually you get one. The cafe and outdoor seating make an awesome location for a quick bite or just coffee. The cafe also has an ice cream parlour which is a hit with all ages. Highly recommend this lookout for all Brisbane visitors or residents.
  • Fantastic place to have a panoramic view of the city. Best to be there around sunset so you can enjoy the night time view as well. You can choose to oversee from the higher spots or relax on the lawn. Parking is again the headache but like any other popular place, there is a small premium.
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