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Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Brisbane

(4.5/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Brisbane itinerary planner to visit Mount Coot-tha Lookout on your trip to Brisbane, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Took a drive up to the look out one morning. The car park is rather small so could imagine it may cause problems when it gets busy. The weather was bright and sunny and offered breathtaking views acro...  more »
  • Very nice spot up there, easy to reach. There is good parking, small gift shop and also a track to follow (which we didn't do). You can either eat/drink in the small cafe up there or if you BYO there ...  more »
  • Whilst we were in Brisbane we took the hop on/off bus and did the two routes. Mount Coot-tha lookout was the highlight of our day. The views of the city and beyond were breathtaking! It was a glorious...  more »
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  • This place is truly an experience I would recommend if you are visiting Brisbane. First of all, the views at the top of the lookout point are absolutely incredible. A view of almost the entirety of Brisbane, offering just spectacular sightseeing. The hike on the way up is a bit of a challenge if you aren't prepared. Just make sure you bring plenty of water and wear good shoes. There are some negatives that are worth noting too though. The crowd at the top of the lookout point can sometimes get overwhelming and dense at busy times, so I would suggest coming early morning or late afternoon, plus it's not going to be so hot out. If you're looking to come up and grab lunch at the top too, then you might want to think again, since the food is quite overpriced, and for the quality, it definitely doesn't offer good bang for your buck. If you aren't bothered by large crowds or expensive food though, then I would definitely recommend this to you.
  • A friend recommended this place for a good panoramic view of the area. And it definitely didn't disappoint. The place was a little crowded when I came here, and I almost couldn't find a parking space. The view of the city area and the surrounding was great. There were also some displays on history of the area. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Been here a few times. The views at night are so amazing. The lights are so beautiful. It's a great place for taking photos. Must see if you're visiting Brisbane. There's hardly any car parks but I guess that's like all lookouts. The cafe is overpriced with crappy quality food. Ordered cuppas here and waiting for close to an hour only to be told they've been ready for 30+ minutes and were sitting on bench. Was told they would call out our number, didn't happen! By the time we got them, the cuppas were lukewarm almost cold. Cafe staff refused to give refund. The 'Souvenir' shop is highly priced as well, but their products look the same as the ones you get from the two dollar shops.
  • Great view of the greater Brisbane area. Fantastic at night. Usually busy. Skip the food. The restaurant is over priced. The coffee is poor.
  • Great lookout point with amazing views. Parking is very limited though. Cafe has a decent range of food and excellent coffee and milkshakes. Great for tourists and family outings, and grassy area is suited for romantic couples picnics.