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

Celebrate the stunning new look and taste of Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre
One of the hottest comedy tickets of the decade is happening in Brisbane
Brisbane’s sizzling hot summer festival, returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse for 11 sensational nights
Peter FitzSimons tells the dramatic story of the famous mutiny on HMS Bounty
Australia’s most anticipated contemporary art event, takes place in Brisbane this summer
Tattersall's Celebration Season Race Day features a full day of racing excitement
Join one of Australia’s most respected journalists, Kerry O’Brien, in conversation with Madonna King
Hottest ticket on the Brisbane summer social scene is The Somersby Polo Lounge
Watch the epic film to a live score by Queensland Symphony Orchestra