Mt. Cootha

Summary

The Mt. Coot-tha area forms the south-eastern section of D'Aguilar National Park, once titled Brisbane Forest Park.

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

Access

How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?

Maps

Which maps cover the region?

Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

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Contact details

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Walks in Mt. Cootha

Very Easy
1.4 km
1 hr

Aboriginal Artwork Track

The Aboriginal Artwork trail was created in 1993, the international year of the World's Indigenous People

Hard
7 km
3 hrs

Bardon Bushland

Several short trails which link together through parts of Bardon/Ashgrove/The Gap. Entrances to the trails are the Bardon Esplanade (across the creek and bridge) north and south Barnett Rd and Trinder Rd The Gap. There is a goat track just off the Barnett Rd trails (before you reach the dead-end of the track at private property) which connects to the Quarry Trail - You need to walk along a steep ridge to get to it - and this will connect you to the rest of the Mt Coot-tha trails.

Hard
10 km one-way
3 hrs

Bardon to Gap Creek

Great walk across Mt Cootha

Medium
3 km return
1 hr

Curlew Ironbark Circuit

Wide tracks but plenty of medium difficulty up and down as you criss cross ridges and creeks. Downhill can be a bit slippery on the gravel.

Medium
6 km return
90 mins

Gap Creek Reserve Trails

Bellbird Trail up to top of hill and then back down Jacksonia Track- steep climb up to top of Mt C

Medium
10 km one-way
3 hrs

Gap Creek to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

This walk will use several tracks in the Mount Coot-tha area to take you from Gap Creek to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Easy
1 km return
30 mins

Ghost Hole Track

Went for a walk here to look at the location of the old gold mines.

Medium
3.6 km return
90 mins

Honeyeater Track

An interesting walk from near Mt Cootha summit down to Fleming Rd, the Environmental centre and back up to the start via Chapel Hill Rd Trail. You will see plenty of water dragons, butterflies and birdlife.

Medium
4.6 km
90 mins

Jacksonia Trail, Kokoda Trial Circuit

This walk is a great work-out training. Alot of people along this track are training for possibly Kokoda and carry large packs. It is very steep, you some times see mountain bikers ride up and down

Easy
1.2 km return
30 mins

JC Slaughter Falls

The walk begins at the far end of the JC Slaughter Falls Picnic area and follows for about 600m way one. Only about 200m on the walk has a steep rocky incline but it isn't very difficult. The falls are non-existent unless there has been some rain.