Hoop Pine Picnic Area

Mt Coot-Tha

Hoop Pine Picnic Area is an expansive outdoor area that lies between well-known JC Slaughter Falls Picnic Area and the lesser known Silky Oak Picnic Area, all of which can be found along the tree-lined Sir Samuel Griffith Drive at the base of Mt Coot-Tha.

This picnic grounds, which boasts a beautiful stand of mature Hoop Pines (Araucaria cunninghamii) amongst the many shady trees that border the clearing, provides not only a huge area of grass to laze and picnic on, but also a number of covered picnic tables and electric gas barbeques that overlook the grassy incline.

Hoop Pine Picnic Area, Mt Coot-tha

Like both the neighbouring picnic areas above, the Discovery Trail – a popular walking path for all ages – meanders through the area, and is a pedestrian conduit that links Simpson Falls, all the way to JC Slaughter Falls, with two bridge crossings over East Ithaca Creek.

Hoop Pine Picnic Area, Mt Coot-tha

Tucked away under the gum trees and on the top edge of the rocky creek bed that snakes past, you’ll discover some older-style tables that date back to the early days of the area being created for public enjoyment. There are also a number of cement tables near the carpark that enjoy great shade from the trees at different times of the day.

There is plenty of off-street car parking and parking available along the road on the opposite side to the entrance.

Nice to know – There are public toilet facilities at this picnic area that are all-abilities accessible.

By Danella Perrins

Hope Pine Picnic Area

114 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive

Toowong

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Hoop Pine Picnic Area, Mt Coot-tha

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