Mt Cootha is a wonderful lookout with a range of possibilities. The restaurants provide a lovely lunch with a view, but if you’re a motorbiker, you’ll definitely be more interested in the other side of the mountain with the twists and turns to practice cornering. The back of the mountain is also ideal for camping, picnicking or BBQ-ing, if so desired. There are a number of different areas and enough space for a lot of people to enjoy the area at once. The road is paved, but the bends are exciting when you zoom around the lookout loop. The restaurants are pricey but picnics are definitely encouraged.