Mt Coot-tha precinct | Brisbane City Council

Mt Coot-tha is an iconic landmark for Brisbane, creating a green backdrop for the city’s skyline and, as our largest natural area, a retreat for nature-based relaxation, recreation and learning.

Building on Mt Coot-tha's natural assets and existing facilities, Council is developing Mt Coot-tha into a leisure and adventure precinct with a new ziplinevisitor information centreimproved picnic areas and walking trails. View our shared vision for the future of Mt Coot-tha.

Spend a day at Mt Coot-tha precinct and re-discover forgotten Mt Coot-tha gems by visiting the new visitor information centre. Explore the botanic gardens and planetarium, ride the many mountain bike trails, take a walk through the forest to the falls picnic areas or up to the summit lookout for an ice cream at the café or meal at the restaurant. Travel the world of plants, the Australian bush and space in this uniquely historic location.

Want to get to the Mt Coot-tha precinct? Visit Translink to plan your trip.

Things to do & see


While at the precinct visit Brisbane's beautiful botanic gardens. Enjoy walks, workshops and our natural plants and flowers.


Discover the cultural areas, historical trails and memorials inside Toowong Cemetery, located on the slopes of Mt Coot-tha.

Check out what's on in the Mt Coot-tha precinct this week.

Mt Coot-tha Forest Reserve features walking tracks, mountain bike and horse riding trails, picnic areas, seasonal creeks and more.


Friday nights at the planetarium are ideal for date night or fun with family and friends. Don't miss out by booking in today.

The Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha is the best place to start your precinct adventure.


Discover the collection of botany, horticulture/gardening and landscape design books at the Mt Coot-tha Library.


Anzac Park is also a part of Mt Coot-tha precinct. Enjoy a picnic with friends, bring your dog along and have a play in the kids playground.

Discover the precinct

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