Brisbane’s Best Lookouts

If it’s one thing Brisbane does well, it’s city views. There are many lookouts across Brisbane, some are hidden gems, others that are popular/tourist hotspots. Best of all, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the beautiful city lights of Brisbane’s CBD.

Here are a few options for your next Sunday drive:

Mt Coo-tha Lookout

Despite the crowds, Mt Coot-tha is a ‘must see’ for visitors to Brisbane, offering spectacular panoramic views of the CBD all the way to Moreton Bay.

It’s a cliché, but it’s probably the best spot for a Sunday picnic or even a romantic stroll. Pack your own picnic and set up on the grass, or pop over to Kuta Café and enjoy one of their specialities off their menu.

Location: 1012 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coo-tha QLD 4006

Bartley’s Hill Lookout, Hamilton

Also known as Hamilton Hill, this one is hidden in the suburban streets of Ascot, but sure does boast a stunning view.

Whilst you’re in the area, a street over is the Toorak House aka the ‘Ascot Castle’. This beautiful stone, heritage listed, now home was once the residence of businessman Sir James Robert Dickson who built the house in 1864. Do a drive by and pat the pet lamas!

Location: 7 Massey St, Ascot QLD 4007

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

One of the most popular spots to capture the city skyline, regardless of the time of the day, and the view is always incredible. However, it’s not just a good-looking sight, but also a hub for many outdoor activities, such as, rock climbing, cycling and jogging.

Perched perfectly on top you’ll find ‘The Cliffs Café’, stop in for some weekend breaky or a lazy afternoon drink and take in view.

Location: Main St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Wilsons Outlook, New Farm

One of Brisbane’s best kept secrets is Wilsons Outlook. Nestled on the cliff edge at New Farm, this park is rarely visited which makes this spot one of the city’s most romantic locations.

If you want to impress a date, or if you’re looking for somewhere to watch this year’s Riverfire Festival, this is the spot!

Location: 231 Bowen Terrace, New Farm QLD 4005

Written by Adelaide Fenech