Mount Coot-tha Tour Guide:
A destination in itself, Mount Coot-tha offers visitors a wealth of experiences – ranging from botanic encounters to hiking and biking adventures and much more. Located around 6 kilometres away from the Brisbane Central Business District, the Mount Coot-tha is a part of the Taylor Range and is the site of the highest lookout point in Brisbane, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Cooth-tha Reserve and plenty of scenic walking and biking trails.
The Mount Coot-tha Lookout point, in particular, figures in the itineraries of most visitors to Brisbane as well as the locals. As you step onto the observation deck, you are greeted by the most mesmerizing views of Brisbane City spread out in a lavish spread and the shimmering waters of the Moreton Bay beyond. At night, the twinkling lights of the city and the island enhance the views. With a renowned restaurant, a cafe and a gift shop adjacent to the deck, visitors can enjoy a complete picnic.
Nature lovers will love the time they spend in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, a 52-hectare spread of sub-tropic plants from across the globe. There is even a Japanese Garden, a Bonsai Garden, a Fern House, a Hide ‘n’ Seek Children’s Trail, a Lagoon and Bamboo Grove, a Tropical Display Dome and an exotic Rainforest. Explore the Mount Coot-tha Reserve for more native plants and native wildlife sightings.
Embark on an exciting journey to space with a tour of the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Australia’s largest planetarium; enjoy scenic drives on the Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and enjoy hiking and biking adventures.