Mt Gravatt Lookout

Quick Overview of Mt Gravatt Lookout: 

Mt Gravatt Lookout is famous for its amazing views of Brisbane’s CBD and surrounding mountain ranges. The lookout includes a cafe, plenty of picnic areas and for those who are feeling fit, it also features several bush tracks around the northern face of the mountain and down to the nearby Toohey Forest.


What Is It?

Mt Gravatt Lookout is a large picnic area located at the top of Mt Gravatt which is famous for its amazing views of Brisbane’s CBD and surrounding mountain ranges. On a clear day you can see as far as the D’Aguilar Range, Mt Coot-tha and the Glass House Mountains. 
The lookout has a small cafe with plenty of seating if you plan on staying for a while. The kids will especially enjoy the small playground located behind the cafe, next to the seating area.
If eating in isn’t quite up your alley however, there are also plenty of shady areas and seats to set up a picnic blanket on the side of the mountain where you can enjoy the views.
Apart from driving to the top, for those up to the challenge, Mt Gravatt Lookout can also be accessed via the Toohey Forest bush walk, beginning at the Griffith University Campus below or from Gertrude Petty Place.
The 2km walk from Gertrude Petty Place at the bottom of Mt Gravatt takes approximately 1.5 – 2hrs and snakes its way around the northern face of the mountain where you will have clear views of Brisbane’s CBD.

IMG_5362How Do I Get There?

Mt Gravatt Lookout is located on Shire Rd, Mount Gravatt. For more detailed information check out the map below:

What Should I Bring?

We recommend bringing good ankle supporting shoes, long sleeve clothing, your camera and of course some sunscreen. Its also not a bad idea to bring a bottle of water for the bush walk.

More Stuff To Do In Brisbane Nearby

Whilst you’re in the area, we recommend you also check out Toohey Forest Conservation Park.


In the mood for more views? Another great lookout in Brisbane is the Mt Coot-tha Lookout 


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