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 (Summit) Lookout

Mt Coot-tha (Summit) 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.

Getting to and around Mt Coot-tha precinct

plan how you get to the Mt Coot-tha precinct and around key destinations in the precinct by bus (including free shuttle bus), car or bike.

Child riding on a mountain bike

Mountain bike riding on Mt Coot-tha

Mt Coot-tha Forest offers an extensive network of diverse tracks and trails to cater for nature-based recreation activities. There are nearly 24 kilometres of mountain bike trails specifically for cyclists.

Discover the precinct

Last updated: 10 June 2021