Look Out! Here Are 6 Of Brisbane’s Best Vantage Points to Enjoy City Views
Views for daysBy Bianca Licina | 24th January 2024
From romantic starlit date nights to delightfully sunny family picnics, Brisbane’s lookout spots have become cherished getaways for locals aiming to bask in the city’s expansive vistas – regardless of the occasion.
Whether you’re chasing sunsets or seeking a fresh peak to conquer, Brisbane’s hilly terrain hosts an abundance of top-tier vantage points that will unquestionably encourage a flurry of snapshots on your camera.
Below, we cast a spotlight on the absolute finest lookout spots in Brisbane – so gather your crew and ascend to higher grounds to savour the beauty of our charming city.
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
- Brisbane CBD
- North Brisbane
- East Brisbane
- South Brisbane
- West Brisbane
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
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Kangaroo Point View
Perched high above the brown snake, Kangaroo Point Cliffs offer one of Brisbane’s finest lookout points. With a stunning city vista, diverse activities, and a vibrant atmosphere, it’s where locals gather to dine, socialise, and enjoy the sunset. Whether barbecuing, dining at Joey’s, or climbing the stairs, catch the city lights twinkle – but make sure to snag a spot early!
Bartley's Hill Lookout
Nestled atop a lush Ascot street, you’ll find Bartley’s Hill – a prime suburban lookout in Brisbane. Get away from the urban hustle, retreat to the ‘burbs, and relish city vistas framed by abundant greenery. As a beloved spot among locals, expect to share the view with fellow sunset enthusiasts. Capture a quick snapshot as you pass by or linger into the afternoon, witnessing the city come to life after dusk.
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout
For those born and bred in Brisbane, the chances are high that you’ve navigated the winding path to reach the summit of Mt Coot-Tha (perhaps even with a red P plate in tow). This renowned viewpoint elevates sunset panoramas and city lights to new levels. Revel in the cityscape from the comfort of your car, a cosy blanket, or a table at The Summit Cafe.
Wilson Outlook Reserve
While Howard Smith Wharves is famed for its impressive views of the Story Bridge, there’s a hidden gem above the cliffs – Wilson’s Outlook Reserve, a serene park offering an impressive view of the entire city. Take the elevator or park on Bowen Terrace to relish the stunning bridge views, far from the bustling wharves. Whether it’s a leisurely midday picnic or witnessing the sunset from an elevated perch, this spot provides the perfect escape.
Mount Gravatt Outlook
Fancy a hillside endeavour? Earn your reward by taking a journey on foot to the finest lookout on the south side. A wholesome weekend activity, bring the family along to Mt Gravatt Lookout for some enjoyable exercise and a splendid view as your treat. With a playground and a dining spot waiting at the summit, your weekend agenda is all set.
White’s Hill Reserve
Just a stone’s throw away from the CBD, you’ll find White’s Hill Reserve, a thriving bushland that shelters one of the city’s premier vantage points. Take either the 1 km or 2 km tracks to ascend and savour stunning views surrounded by nature and its inhabitants. Keep your eyes peeled – you might even catch a glimpse of a koala nestled among the trees!