Waterlily Lakes, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

We're growing your Brisbane lifestyle in the Mt Coot-tha precinct with more picnic areas and walking trails so you can enjoy Brisbane's beautiful climate and connect with family and friends in this iconic green space.

Explore the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, ride mountain bike trails, take a walk through the Mt Coot-tha Forest to one of the many picnic areas, or visit the Mt Coot-tha Lookout for the best view of Brisbane. Visit Mt Coot-tha Library (nestled in the grounds of Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha) which is home to a collection of books specialising in botany, horticulture and landscape design. Wander through the heritage-listed Toowong Cemetery, which was formally opened in 1875 and is Queensland's largest cemetery.

Things to see and do highlights

Mt Coot-tha Lookout

The Mt Coot-tha Lookout is the highest point in Brisbane with remarkable panoramic views of the city and Moreton Bay.

Mt Coot-tha Reserve

Walk one of the many walking tracks at Mt Coot-tha Reserve, or ride your off-road bike on a mountain bike trail. There's also dedicated horse riding trails.

Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre

The gateway to the greater Mt Coot-tha precinct and includes information on the botanic gardens and Mt Coot-tha Reserve's walking and biking trails and picnic areas.

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Mountain bike riding on Mt Coot-tha

With nearly 24km of mountain bike trails, Mt Coot-tha Forest offers an extensive network of diverse tracks and trails to cater for nature-based recreation activities.

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