Mt Coot-tha precinct

Gone to Seed The Platform 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.

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, some of our events, facilities, services and venues have been impacted. 

Check the status of each facility via their webpages:

At this time, Mt Coot-tha Reserve (Mt Coot-tha Forest) remains accessible and open to the public for exercise. Protect yourself and others by practicing social distancing and complying with public gathering requirements for non-essential gatherings.

Check our Coronavirus: Council updates and impacts page for latest updates, cancelled events and venue closures. 

Things to see and do highlights

Mt Coot-tha shuttle

The free Mt Coot-tha shuttle bus service allows you to travel between key destinations in the precinct. The service runs every 20 minutes on a seasonal timetable.

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.


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.

Mountain bike riding

There's over 23 kilometres of mountain bike trails specifically designed for off-road cyclists in Mt Coot-tha Reserve.

Discover the precinct

Last updated:3 June 2020