Mt Coot-tha Forest is Brisbane's largest natural area, with more than 1500 hectares of open forest. It forms the south-eastern boundary of Brisbane Forest Park.
The summit track travels from the J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area through open eucalypt forest. The grade is steep over short sections, but walkers are rewarded at the summit, as the Mt Coot-tha Lookout offers sweeping views of the city, Moreton Bay, Stradbroke Islands and the southern ranges. It provides a spectacular view of the city in the day and a fairyland of lights at night.
Wear a hat, sunscreen and carry water. Wear comfortable footwear. Take binoculars and a camera to record the panoramic views.
The Summit Track at Mt Coot-tha Forest features: panoramic views and an open eucalypt forest. The Track is classified as an easy walk and takes about one hour and is 3.8 kilometres return in distance. Be sure to wear a hat, sunscreen and carry water. Wear comfortable footwear, take binoculars and a camera to record the panoramic views.
How To Get There
Mt Coot-tha Forest is located five kilometres west of Brisbane Central Business Distrcit. Access is via Sir Samuel Griffith Drive or Gap Creek Road, Mt Coot-tha. Turn off to the J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area and car park to reach the start of this walk.
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