Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, Brisbane: Hours, Address, Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
4.5
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
About
ABOUT US The Summit Cafe boasts the best view of the CBD and well-known Brisbane landmarks. Beautiful by day and spectacular at night. We’re passionate about using the freshest local ingredients, which brings a unique cutting edge in flavours and style to our menu. ABOUT MOUNT COOT-THA Mt Coot-Tha is a Brisbane icon forming a backdrop for the city and is Brisbane City Council’s largest natural area, located just 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The Mount Coot-Tha reserve contains more than 1600 hectares of open eucalypt forest, rainforest gullies, creek lines, waterfalls and spectacular views; offers a variety of walking tracks (for pedestrian use only), mountain bike trails and some horse riding trails.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Dave B
Adelaide, Australia132 contributions
Easy parking
Jul. 2021
Good views over Brisbane, giving you a chance to appreciate the size of city. The car park is close the summit lookout.
Written 25 July 2021
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1 contribution
Bad customer service
Jul. 2021 • Solo
Went to cafe for a beer. Got refused entry because I don't wear a mask. Next I will be refused for the type of pants I wear
Written 24 July 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia111 contributions
Astonishing view on Brisbane City
Feb. 2021
Even on a foggy day (which is when I went there), the lookout on Brisbane City is astonishing. The drive up the place may be a little confusing, but the location is well worth it. Can be a romantic place for a first car date, or a part of a relaxing self-care day.

Regardless of your purpose for visiting the place, the view on the city is unlike anywhere else!
Written 20 July 2021
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Matt H
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Love it
Mar. 2021
What a great place to see the city and surrounding areas.
Have been up here multiple times at different times of the day/night and each time I see something new.
Written 18 July 2021
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KiddHouse
Brisbane, Australia1,573 contributions
Sunrise glory
Jun. 2021
Getting up before dawn to watch the sun rise is simply the best experience from high above at the Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

PLATFORMS
You can stand in front of the cafe, on the main viewing area or climb the stairs to a higher view over Brisbane.

FACILITIES
Toilets, coin operated telescope, pathways, platforms and cafe.

COVID_19
Open air, be sure to keep 1.5 meters and wear a mask.

PARKING
There are many options to park, be it in the upper limited parking area or further down the hill from the lookout.
Written 30 June 2021
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Ingge P
Salisbury North, Australia89 contributions
Quick drive from the city
Jun. 2021
We have an evening flight so was looking for a place to pass time after hotel check-out. The drive was around 20 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Its a good place to check out city views. There's a place for coffee and souvenirs.
Written 28 June 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,800 contributions
Great views and walks
Jun. 2021
We took bus 471 from the city to the summit and enjoyed our ride up. The views from the lookout are great and we then walked down a trail to the botanical gardens. This is a good way to spend a morning in Brisbane.
Written 20 June 2021
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jarox
Adelaide, Australia481 contributions
Great Outlook, busy cafe
Jun. 2021
Was great to visit. Similar to our Mt Lofty look out at home. Joined a long line for coffee and cake, but didn't have to wait too long. Definitely worth a short side trip from Brisbane. Local buses run here too
Written 18 June 2021
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50 sense
Noosa, Australia44 contributions
Happy police have done a smile raid
Jun. 2021
Walked up to the summit to have a coffee at the top. Wish I’d taken a flask. Coffee was too hot to taste and I didn’t see one happy staff member. All miserable. Shame.
Written 10 June 2021
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vasula
Warragul, Australia397 contributions
Well worth a visit
May 2021
Lovely views from the summit and a great place to take afternoon tea. A nice drive there and panoramic views.
Written 15 May 2021
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