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

2 km return
1 hr

Kokoda Track

A steep, short walk between Channel 9 and the Bellbird Trail.

2.5 km one-way
30 mins

Litchfield Track

This track is 2.5km one way and is graded as moderate by Brisbane City Council and is well maintained but can have lose stones. The track winds through bushland parallel with the road and is easy to traverse. You will see a variety of Australian native plants and birds. A variety of people, at different stages of trail walking ability, use this track including trail runners.

5.1 km return
90 mins

Maculata Track

A pleasant walk to a part of Mt Cootha less travelled. It winds down to Bardon reservoir then around Kulgan Cct returning to the start by Bardon Track.

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

5.3 km return
75 mins

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

2.5 km return
1 hr

Themeda Track

A great starter walk for those looking to get into hiking. About 2.5kms in length.