If you're looking for a special spot to unwind and simply take in the view that is Brisbane City, look no further than the Mt Coot-Tha Lookout. A gentle, winding drive up the mountain gives you short sneak-peeks of the city lights poking through the trees, but the real magic happens once you reach the lookout. The amazing views from the lookout can be enjoyed 24 hours a day, but personally I find it best when the sun is setting in the distance and the city begins to light up and come to life. While there is a both a restaurant and cafe located onsite, it is also the perfect place to have a picnic on the grassed area with your loved ones.
Needless to say, Mt Coot-Tha Lookout is perfect for those photo opportunities. To get access, there is both onsite and offsite free parking available. The lookout tends to be busiest during the late afternoon to early night.