Brisbane Botanic Gardens to Mount Coot-Tha
Starting from the bus stop near the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Coot-Tha mostly via the Spotted Gum Trail. The said trail has majestic Spotted Gum Trees along it, which are home to cockatoos as well as other animal species. Keep an eye out for goshawks as well, you might see one if you get lucky. Expect a great scenery as you make your way through the peaceful eucalypt forest. You’ll be crossing the branches of Toowong Creek which are best viewed after some decent rain. The summit has almost everything you need; panoramic views over Brisbane, a restaurant & a cafe, and of course the much-needed toilet facilities. Keep in mind that you’ll only be able to access this trail between 8AM and 4PM. Although dogs are allowed on leash in Mount Coot-Tha Reserve, the botanic gardens does not allow them. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.