Enjoy the views: Brisbane Lookouts

23 Sep 2022

Take in the views from these five great Brisbane lookouts.

Wilson Outlook Reserve

Lower Bowen Terrace, New Farm

A local secret, this little park on the cliff edge at New Farm offers a great vantage point to catch the changing colours of a Brisbane sunset, as well as good views of the Story Bridge which looks particularly pretty in the evening when it's lights come to life.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

Watch the sunset and the city lights come to life as you take in Brisbane River and city views from the top of the heritage-listed Kangaroo Point Cliffs. This popular spot offers great facilities and spaces to enjoy a BBQ or sit and enjoy a picnic while you take in the views.

Mt Cooth-tha Summit Lookout

Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Cooth-tha

The ultimate spot to catch a Brisbane sunrise, the heritage listed Mt Cooth-tha Lookout is the hightest point in Brisbane and boasts sweeping panoramic views over Brisbane city and and Moreton Bay. The lookout is stunning by day but also offers spectacular night vistas as the sun goes down. The area also offers a number of walking and biking tracks leading from the lookout.

Bartley’s Hill Lookout

Massey Street, Ascot

Another local secret, perched upon a prominent hill in Ascot you'll find Bartley’s Hill Lookout where you can enjoy the city view over Brisbane. The location is also a popular vantage point for catching Brisbane fireworks displays.

Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower

King George Square, Brisbane

Take in the views from the clock tower of Brisbane City Hall! Tours up the clock tour in Brisbane's oldest working cage lifts gives visitors a look behind Australia's largest analogue clock faces and time to explore the observation platform. The tours are available every 15 minutes during operating hours and admission is free, though bookings are required.

Image credit: Mt Coot-the Lookout photo thanks to Tourism and Events Queensland.