Mt Coot-tha precinct

Family walking towards Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

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

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Enjoy a show in the Cosmic Skydome, take a virtual tour of Brisbane's night sky with an astronomer, or view the educational displays.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Queensland's premier subtropical gardens, displaying gardens arranged in thematic and geographical displays and the world's largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees.


Visitor Information Centre

Visit the Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre to plan your day at the mountain's attractions.

Mt Coot-tha fun for kids

There's a world of fun for kids to explore and experience at Mt Coot-tha precinct. Check out our fantastic events for kids across the precinct.

Last updated:9 October 2019