While crowds flock to nearby Jollys Lookout, up on Camp Mountain a much smaller group of picnickers enjoy views of city and bay that are just as spectacular.
There are two entrances to this tract of preserved bushland over the top of sealed off mine tunnels in Ipswich's heart.
Brisbane’s second oldest formal lookout reserve was instigated in 1930 by then mayor William Jolly who thought it a fine place to have a picnic.
A public park from 1874, when a visionary government rejected a proposal to sell it off, Mt Coot-tha with its unrivalled spectacular panoramic views has been Brisbane’s premier attraction ever since.
Since 1893 Mt Gravatt has attracted climbers, after the colonial government of the time deemed the hill’s 132 acres a recreational reserve.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Brewed & Batched - Queenslander Edition returns to Treasury Brisbane in March
Why are we obsessed with Identity? Join Kenan Malik for a fascinating talk
Opera Queensland opens its 2019 season with A Flowering Tree at QPAC From April 2 to 6
Mystery in the Air revives the Golden Age of radio drama at QUT Gardens Theatre
Regatta Fair is a 3-day festival of food, beer, wine, whisky and live music at Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel
Mission Discovery 5-Day Space and STEAM Program is a unique opportunity for kids this school holiday
Don't miss the Regatta Hotel's Good Friday Seafood Buffet this Easter
Cinderella is a heart-felt, funny, fairy tale for grown-ups playing at QPAC from April 26 to May 5
Big Skies is a fantastic 9-day festival celebrating Queensland’s Western Downs region