The Ultimate Guide To Brisbane’s Lookouts

Ultimate Guide To Brisbane's Lookouts
City Cat Ferries on the Brisbane River

Sometimes it’s hard to get a true picture of a place that you live in or are going to visit when you don’t know any of the locals or are unsure of what’s in your own back yard. I like to make it simple and easy to discover these places and there is no better way of enjoying a Day Trip of exploration on the road than visiting some of the best lookouts in and around Brisbane.

We are absolutely spoilt for choice around the Brisbane area with high hills and vantage points where you are assured of getting some of the best panoramas of the district. A day out uncovering Lookouts that have cafes with River, Mountain and City views, walking and cycling tracks that will guide you through the Australian Bush with BBQ and picnic facilities and all of this within easy reach of the Brisbane CBD with the added bonus the views are Free.

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Ultimate Guide to Brisbane's Lookouts - The Trip
Ultimate Guide to Brisbane’s Lookouts – The Trip

You know they say “a picture paints a thousand words” so here’s a quick way to indulge yourself with some awe-inspiring vistas as we explore The Ultimate Guide to Brisbane’s Lookouts. Visit one or all, go during the day or night (check opening and closing times) do them in any order that suits or just sit back and enjoy the slide show, you’ll not be disappointed.



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On todays adventure I have begun my day trip starting at the Mt Gravatt Lookout.

1/ Mt Gravatt Lookout 2/ Francis Lookout –  Lookouts – Brisbane Southside (click here)

3Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Lookout – Best Lookouts around Brisbane (Part 2) – Day Trip (click here)


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4/ Wilson Outlook Reserve 5/ Bartley’s Hill Lookout 6/ Eildon Hill Reservoir – Guess Where ROAD TRIP’N is Exploring Today. You Don’t Want to Miss These Awe –  Inspiring Views (click here for further Information) 


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7/ Sir Thomas Gaffney Lookout . 8/ Mt Coot-tha Lookout – Where to Find the Best Lookouts in Brisbane’s West. Sir Thomas Gaffney & Mt Coot-tha Lookouts (click here)

Trip Notes: This whole trip can be completed in a day but I would suggest that you allow a longer period to fully appreciate what each location has to offer. EG. The Mt Coot-tha Lookout is a part of the Brisbane Forest region which has many scenic drives, bush walks and secluded picnic areas. You can easily add a side trip to your Mt Coot-tha Lookout adventure by combining Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens and J C Slaughter Falls (click here for more information).

This is one amazing day trip, spending time at both and then finishing at the Mt Coot-tha Lookout where you can grab a drink and some food all the while watching a magnificent  sunset over the mountains and Brisbane skyline.

Safe Travels