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5 Epic things to do in Brisbane- Mount Cootha, a destination you cannot miss out on in Brisbane!

Why does Mount Cootha deserve an article of its own? One might ask. Well, the place offers something or the other for everyone. Here are a few reasons why you need to consider visiting it!


The unmatched views!!!

Any mountain top offers views that are quite unmatched. But here in Mount Cootha, the views are unlike any other. You can directly look into Brisbane CBD from here and it is spellbinding. You can walk along the observation deck and see for yourself all the important events that took place here in the timeline. Head here during the sunset times to take in all the beautiful gold-laced views.


Dining at hilltop cafes!!

The cafe here is another famous location, where both the tourists and the locals rave about. This is the best place in town for some casual dining, light refreshment and to taste an excellent collection of ice creams. You can take in the views, sit down on a couch and relax.


Hiking in bush-walk trails

If you like to hike, there are a number of bushwalking trails to choose from. Some of these trails can be undertaken by beginners and some others only for pros. You cannot use a mountain bike in these areas as you will leave tyre marks imprinted in the ground. If you are looking for holiday apartments in Brisbane in this area, you can check out properties like Oaks Aurora Tower which is only 18 minutes away.


Mountain biking

Mount Cootha offers a trail that extends more than 20 km just for the cyclists. This off-road cycling is one of the best in the country and the bike fanatics are going to have the time of their life. The trails are once again graded to the fitness level, therefore, you have the choice to undertake whatever suits your needs.


Barbecue under tall trees

There is nothing that beats a good old barbecue with family or friends. Here in Mount Cootha, you can pack a picnic, some blankets and head off to the foothills to spend a wonderful day here. There are spaces to barbecue and enjoy some freshly baked buns and juicy meat. You can play a game of football or cricket and enjoy your day thoroughly relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. Your kids will absolutely love this idea. They can play in the gardens to their heart's content.


Free guided tours of gardens

These tours are completely free of charge and are available from Mondays-Saturdays. Visitors will have a good opportunity to learn all about the plants that reside here. And the iconic features of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens will also be spoken in detail making you understand and appreciate it more!


Hide n Seek Trail

This is a children's trail where kids can have an entertaining time while discovering all the secrets of this Botanic Gardens. All you have to do is get hold of a map and start up this trail!

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