Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, Brisbane

Must see · Lookout · Tourist Spot
The Mount Coot-Tha Summit 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 Summit Lookout by using our Brisbane tour planner.
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  • Good views over Brisbane, giving you a chance to appreciate the size of city. The car park is close the summit lookout.  more »
  • Went to cafe for a beer. Got refused entry because I don't wear a mask. Next I will be refused for the type of pants I wear  more »
  • Even on a foggy day (which is when I went there), the lookout on Brisbane City is astonishing. The drive up the place may be a little confusing, but the location is well worth it. Can be a romantic...  more »
  • Beautiful lookout to get a great view all over Brisbane city. It is easy to reach by bus or car and offers a refreshing time in nature. There are two food venues, a cafe and a restaurant which offer to have a bite of coffee with an amazing view. There is even a public piano for everyone to use and entertain the crowd with some live music. Lovely spot to take visitors to!
  • Must see lookout for both day and night. Came the first time but it was so hazy and the second visit was clear with nice city view. Only one cafe that serves great coffee and snacks (open 365 days or maybe not new year day). Air is so fresh especially in the morning and also good place for short morning walk with the young and elderly. There is no public transport to this lookout and self drive is recommended unless you are a athletic. Great uphill bicycle ride for cycling enthusiasts easily a half hour uphill ride. There is trekking trail as well. Have a great time there. Die die must go in Brisbane.
  • Great views. Watch out for push bike riders on the road. Best to park in the car park before the hill and catch the bus up. Not many parks at the look out available. Neither restaurants/ cafe have healthy alternatives or salads on the menus for dietary issues. Not much shade. The information signage needs up dating as they are faded, tired looking and not up to date. It's clean and gardens maintained.
  • I go here a few times a year and I'm rarely disappointed. As it's a popular lookout it can get crowded (especially weekends) and become battle of the parking lot. Once you're up there though you realise it was worth it. The restaurant seems nice although I've never eaten there. The staff seem gracious and are quite friendly. Last night was especially beautiful being one of the last night's of summer- the weather was perfect and the artist playing at the restaurant brought the atmosphere. If you're looking for somewhere to relax and get lost in the city skyline, a sweet date spot, a mellow evening out or just enjoy some ice cream, I highly recommend. 👍🏾
  • The service was fine. Just one issue: When we have latte coffees we would prefer the glasses to have handles on them. Otherwise you are holding a hot glass and when we wrap the serviette it can slip. Also we would prefer if you would put signs up around the cafe that no pets allowed where people are eating food. Thank you.

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