Did you know just minutes away from Brisbane’s city centre is a suburb where you will find no residents, but rather a quite enchanting mountain offering lots of rest and relaxation? Welcome to the idyllic and must visit attraction known as Mount Coot-tha!
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
One of the country’s foremost subtropical botanic gardens, this 56 hectare site features the world’s largest collection of rainforest trees native to Australia. Easy to reach from hotel accommodation Brisbane CBD has to offer, the gardens are home to such highlights as the Lagoon and Bamboo Grove, Hide ‘n’ Seek Children’s Trail, Japanese Garden and Australian Rainforest.
Mount Coot-tha Forest
One of the best spots for some outdoor adventure, Mount Coot-tha Forest is made up of a massive eucalypt forest. Within 20 minutes from Oaks Festival Towers, this area also features special walking tracks, mountain bike trails and picnic spots.
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Set amidst the scenic environs of the Brisbane Forest Park, this popular lookout offers some truly spectacular vistas of Brisbane. For a different perspective of the city, head to the site’s Observation Deck at night and witness the city’s magical transformation.
On Mount Coot-tha’s slopes, you will find this well-known cemetery which dates back to the 1870s. Apart from graves and monuments of famous Australians, the heritage-listed Toowong Cemetery has historical trails as well as memorial sites.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+