Honeyeater Track

Mt. Coot-tha

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.

Bird Watching
Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Follow Samuel Griffith drive clockwise about 200mts past the summit lookout to a paved parking area on the left. 


BCC Mount Cootha hiking map

Route/Trail notes

- Follow Reservoir Trail for around 100m and veer right down Honeyeater track. Follow this track down the mountain towards Fleming Road ignoring Reservoir Trail & Rose Robin Track.

- Just before Fleming Rd veer left to the Environmental Centre. Then follow the Butterly Track and veer right onto Marmindie Street Track. This will bring you out onto Marmindie St.

- Turn left onto Nankoor St and follow until you reach the first left (Yanum Pl). At the end of this you will reach a small walking track.

- Turn right and follow this until you reach a 4X4 fire management trail (Chapel Hill Rd Track). This track is as steep as Kokoda Trail but more slippery.

- Turn left and follow this until you reach Reservoir Track.

- Turn right and follow a couple of hundred metres to the starting point.


No permits or costs

Other References

There's more detail on the walk at the BCC site

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.


A great walk down to the environmental centre but gets your heart going getting back up! Especially after already hiking 9km!! We also joined the short Butterfly track on which was an extra 400m.

S K on 20 Jul, 2019

The track is well maintained and utilised by many. If you are interested in birdwatching I found the track to be a bit slim - there are honeyeaters but in the higher reaches ( Scarlet Honeyeaters, Yellow-faced Honeyeaters, Silvereye) - I spotted more birds on other tracks. This track is good for the incline and to include with other walks.

Anoogle on 14 Jul, 2019

I think the summertrack is better than this. There's a period of time that you walk next to a driving road. But still a good exercise and you can see lots of trees and the wild

Hui Xiao on 8 Feb, 2019

Good quality trail but had to take a couple of breathers on the last ascent

Jess on 8 Apr, 2018

It was a pleasant walk down this track just after sunrise on a Sunday. We gave way to a number of very fit runners. After reaching the hut and butterfly track at the bottom we returned via Rose Robin track and Reservoir trail (different to what is listed in the track description). The Reservoir trail was very steep, needing to stop and catch our breath a few times. A great work out. 5.3 km and 48 flights climbed according to my iPhone.

The Pages and co on 25 Feb, 2018

The first part of the track was quite busy with people walking up and sow. The second part we were the only ones there. It is a really steep tough walk. Photos couldn't do it justice.

Ian and Sue on 28 Oct, 2017

Easy walk. Saw lots of birds along the way.

0zzyDave1234 on 14 Jul, 2017

At night, that was fun with a view at the end

drewmac on 7 Jun, 2016

Great walk, fairly easy on the way down, the chapel track return is very steep and a good finish.

Wander on 14 Feb, 2016

Great directions, took about 60 min at a steady pace.

Mark on 17 Jun, 2015

Great directions, took about 60 min at a steady pace.

Mark on 17 Jun, 2015

Walked up this track from Chapel Hill to the Summit, wasn't too steep.

Michael Martin on 1 Mar, 2015

Overall the walk is easy and there were some butterflies. The most challenging part was the last 700m on the way back to the carpark at Sir Samuel Griffth Drive, it was quite steep.

Harry on 23 Feb, 2014

Nice walk, certainly felt the calves burning on the way back up. Would be very slippery in the wet. As it was I slid a metre backwards whilst attempting to go up Chapel Hill Rd Track. With a couple of bridges to cross over dry gullies one would expect quite a torrent of water in the right conditions.

Grumps on 3 Feb, 2014


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