Mt Cootha

Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Area

Brisbane will come at you with riverside vistas around almost every corner, but it takes a short drive from the city centre and a few twists and turns up Sir Samuel Griffith Scenic Drive to find the city's best angle.

Brisbane Lookout Mount Coot-tha provides a remarkable vantage point to view Brisbane and beyond.
Set amongst beautifully manicured gardens and nestled in the natural bushland of Brisbane Forest Park, is the Summit Restaurant and Bar, Function Centre, Kuta Cafe, Gift Shop and Observation Deck. Interpretive facilities pointing out well-known Brisbane landmarks are located on the observation deck. On a clear day, you can take in striking views of Brisbane City and right out to Moreton Bay. By night, the spectacle switches on with the city lights and star-lit skies.

There are also a handful of bushwalks around the vicinity of the Lookout. Take the Aboriginal Track down to Slaughter's Falls and keep your eye out for some original Aboriginal art. Mt Coot-tha is also scattered with picnic areas fully equipped with gas barbecues.

Internet Points

  • Free Wifi

Open Times

The Lookout is open at all times. The Summit Restaurant is open daily from 1130 till late. The Kuta Cafe is open 0800 to 2200 Monday to Thursday, 0800 to 2300 Friday, 0700 to 2300 Saturday and 0700 to 2200 Sunday.


  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Public Telephone

Other Information


All areas of the Brisbane Lookout and facilities are accessible by wheelchair. Disabled parking is located at the entrance of the top car park and disabled toilet facilities are also provided.


Children are welcome. A children's menu is available at both the Kuta Cafe and Summit Restaurant for children under 12.
Sir Samuel Griffith Drive
Mt Coot-tha Lookout
Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Area

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