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Mt Coot-tha walks, lookout and botanic garden

7kms west of the City Centre you will discover the most stunning vantage point from which to view Brisbane and surrounds. Mt Coot-tha lookout commands panoramic views over the city and beyond to Moreton Bay, the islands to the East, and the Glasshouse Mounains and the D’Aguilar Range to the West.

While you are there check out the 52 hectare Brisbane Botanic Gardens; Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens. There are regular free activities for people each week and on the school holidays for the kids. Entry to the gardens is free, and they are open daily.

Mt. Coot-tha is a popular place for bushwalking, with a range of tracks to choose from -

Ghost Hole Track -  0.6km – 15 minutes
Grade: constant climb upward over total distance.
Traces of old workings can be seen along the track at the Gold Mine Picnic Area. Signage along the way explains the hard yakka endured by miners of the time.

Summit Track – 1.9km – 30 minutes
Grade: moderate, steep over short sections.
Summit Track leads from J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area to Mt Coot-tha Lookout.

Honeyeater Track - 2.1km - 1hour
Grade: steep over short sections.
Beginning 375 metres from the Mt Cooth-tha Lookout this track provides access to the Chapel Hill area.

Aboriginal Art Trail - 1km – 30 minutes
Grade: moderate, rough.
Branching off from the Summit Track. You’ll see contemporary art works including tree carvings, rock paintings, etchings and rock arrangements.

Posted (26-Mar-2014)

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