Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Brisbane

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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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  • We've been bringing hot pizzas up to the look out since the kids were young. Its a wonderful space to be in and look out at the city at night and people watch. Everyone is happy so the atmosphere is g...  more »
  • Loved by many this can get busy, but worth the visit with great views over the City and beyond. Often you may see wedding parties here for photos. A taxi is a convenient way to get around as it is not...  more »
  • Great viewing point to see Brisbane City and surrounds. Has nice facilities to access while you're there. Nice drive from city to Mount Coot-tha. Well worth taking the time if you looking for a great ...  more »
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  • Awesome hike, up a beautifully mountain, to be rewarded with an amazing view of Brisbane CBD and all its surroundings. View stretches on as far as the eye can see. Also, the smoothies were unbelievably delicious. Prices of food and drinks is pretty expensive, but when there's only one Cafe at the top, I guess they can charge what they want. View is definitely worth checking out on a beautiful, clear, day.
  • Great views of Brisbane and surrounds. Bring your guests. Other cities have better lookouts and attractions, but this is Brisbane and this is pretty good while you're here. So do yourself a favour and go once a year to remind yourself how pretty our city is!
  • Superb view. Must do for overseas visitors to Brisbane. Great view. Parking can be a bit hard, but enjoy the walk. Medium priced cafe and a higher priced restaurant gives enough choice. Watch out for speed traps 2/3 up the mountain! Besides, you shouldn't speed - esp. as it's a tourist place with heaps of pedestrians and cyclists.
  • The view over the city is a must for first time visitors. Be aware that it is a hot spot so can get very busy quickly. Plan ahead for amazing sunrises or walk from the base to make sure you can get a spot.
  • Great place with a great view of Brisbane city. Nice place to have lunch or just relax with a coffee. The gift shop is a bit expensive and the restaurant food is great but again a bit pricey for what you get.

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