Mt Coot-tha Summit

 

Mount Coot-tha which is 287 metres above sea level, has the highest peak in Brisbane. I have always heard people talking about the beautiful forest walks in the area, but have never gone on one myself.

We set off on the popular ‘Summit Track’ a 1.9km track that leads from JC Slaughter Falls to the Mt Coot-tha Lookout.¬†There were lots of people out on the track so it wasn’t the ‘quiet and serene’ walk some may look for, but nonetheless it was a great walk through the forest.

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The only struggle was trying to match Bonnie’s pace…her one step is equal to two of mine!

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The track is full of small paths leading off to the flowing creek.

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The large path is surrounded by trees and other plants as well as creeks, making for a beautiful walk through the forest to the summit. The time seemed to fly by as we walked through the forest.

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Once we reached the summit, it was amazing. The view from the Mt Coot-tha Summit is absolutely breathtaking and being able to have walked all the way up there was an achievement within itself. I certainly appreciated the view a lot more!

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Although it was very cloudy, we could still see the CBD… I can only imagine what it would be like on a clear day.

I cannot wait to go on another walk in the Mt Coot-tha area as it truly is a beautiful, remarkable piece of bush land and I encourage you all to check it out as well.

Check out the walking trails here – https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/20150112-mt-coot-tha-track-map.pdf

Courtney.

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*ALL PHOTOS ARE MY OWN*

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