Mt Cootha is a vast expanse of bushland in Brisbanes west. It includes many popular tourist attractions such as the Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Planetarium, Mt Cootha Lookout as well as numerous walking and bike trails.
The spot is perfect for a picnic during the day and a stroll through the parklands. Whilst there be sure to check out the planetarium. They house numerous science movies at different times throughout the week - mostly for kids.
At night, make your way up the tourist drive to the top of the mountain where you will find the Mt Cootha Lookout. This is the highest point in Brisbane and easily the best panoramic views of the city you will find. There is a lovely restaurant/ cafe here which is nice for a meal. Or just sit and enjoy the view and the stars.