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

The soulful Songs & Times of Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come makes its Australian premiere
Spend an Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON when she comes to Brisbane direct from London's West End
Get set for an unforgettable night of guitar mastery
NICKELBACK are bringing their massive Feed The Machine to Brisbane this summer
British crime queen Lynda La Plante is coming to Brisbane for one night
Tom Gleeson, one of Australia’s favourite comedians is bringinn Joy to Brisbane
Single Asian Female, Michelle Law’s sassy, smash-hit comedy about family, returns to La Boite Theatre
This fascinating exhibition explores the history of the Australian South Sea Islanders
Leading Australian Baroque artist Sara Macliver joins Camerata