Mt. Cootha


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


Any interesting history for the region?


What are the standout bushwalking features?


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


Which maps cover the region?


Where can I stay there? or near there?



Contact details

Contact details for National Park offices or similar...

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

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

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

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.

2.6 km one-way
40 mins

Mahogany Trail

An alternate track to the Summit Trail at Mt Cootha Brisbane that is shared with bikes and horse riders

3.8 km return
1 hr

Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track

Mt Coot-tha Lookout has sweeping views of Brisbane City, Moreton Bay, and around to the Tweed Volcano, Main Range and Mount Barney and Flinders Peak. The walk to this lookout, from JC Slaughter Falls Picnic Area, is a potentially slightly testing but generally easy walk on a paved track that straddles a gully.

2.8 km
66 mins

Powerful Owl Circuit

4 km
90 mins

Simpsons Falls and Eugenia Circuit

This track begins at Simpson Falls Picnic Area. It is excellent for wildflower viewing in late winter and spring when the golden wattles and purple hoveas of the open forest understorey burst into bloom. Links with the Eugenia Circuit