Top 5 lookouts in Brisbane

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: January 29, 2024

Reading time: 3 mins

Brisbane is a popular holiday destination with beautiful weather, local markets, and scenic viewpoints.

Mount Coot-tha Lookout

Without a doubt, Brisbane has some picture-perfect lookout points across the city. With views of the city, across the Brisbane River, and even of a lush forest, there are really all kinds of lookout points you can see in Brisbane.

But with so many to see, here’s a list of the top five lookouts!

1. Mount Coot-tha Lookout

One of Brisbane’s best lookout points is easily Mount Coot-tha Lookout. See breathtaking views across the city and Moreton Bay. There is a parking spot nearby, but you will still need your walking shoes to reach the lookout point. There is also a cafe nearby where you can reward yourself with a drink and snack after seeing the remarkable view.

This lookout is also Brisbane’s highest point! That alone is worth checking out.

2. Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (Gateway Bridges)

The best way to reach the bridges is to park underneath them and then walk up the ramp to see the beautiful view. From the ramp, you’ll see the view across the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, and the islands.

Underneath the bridges on either side of the river are parks where you can sit down on the grass and take in the fresh air.

3. Mount Nebo Lookout

Drive 45 minutes out of the city and head into Jollys Lookout to see the breathtaking lush views from Mount Nebo Lookout. You’ll see the lush rolling hills of the Enoggera Forest Reserve and Glasshouse Mountains and even views of the city and Moreton Bay.

This also makes a great picnic spot with some BBQs to use, so bring along some food if you can!

4. Kangaroo Point Cliffs Lookout

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Lookout has stunning panoramic views of Brisbane city and river. You can come here during sunrise or sunset, but even during the day boasts some great photos of the city.
You can also see this remarkable view as you walk along the Kangaroo Point River Terrace or as you sit on the grass at Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

5. St Brigid’s

Right where St Brigid’s Church sits has breathtaking views of the surrounding area. From the car park or around the church there are views of the green trees and the colourful homes stretching as far as you can see.

Which lookout point are you most excited to see among the five?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.