Mt Coot-tha lookout and restaurant with views over the city on the Brisbane tour

 City, Gardens & Historical Friday morning Half Day

At Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens (56 ha) you can view a large variety of plant types including the delightful Japanese Gardens and the Planetarium. You will travel to the beautiful Newstead House and Newstead Park ( only open Fri/Sat/Sun) overlooking the Brisbane River for a glimpse into the colonial past of Brisbane {admission price included} with an informative guided tour included. At the Kangaroo Pt Lookout you will enjoy a delicious complimentary morning tea as you look over the city skyline and the Brisbane River.

FREE with your tour is on board bottled water and a complimentary morning tea at the Kangaroo Pt Lookout over the Brisbane River.


Single Tickets:  $89

Includes admission to Newstead House


DEPART: 8.00am. RETURN: 1.00pm.


Pickup at your Hotel   8.00 am

NOTE: includes a complimentary 

morning tea..

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Where the City, Gardens and Historic Colonial Mansions takes you.

(1)   The drive through the city goes past a large number of beautiful, heritage listed sandstone buildings including - Port Office - Naval Offices - Parliament House - The Mansions - Treasury Casino - Cathedral of St. Stephens - Custom’s House - Anzac Square -  Brisbane City Hall - King George Square.

(2)   You will stop at the beautiful Gothic St Johns Cathedral where you are able to walk through the church.

(3)   Mt. Coot-tha summit has spectacular views over Brisbane to Stradbroke Island. On the way there you will have a pleasant drive up and around the circuitous winding mountain road as Mt. Coot-tha is a large mountain and most visitors only go up via the short route and thus miss out on a large part of the mountain. One park has a colony of white cockatoos who put on quite a noisy show at times and others have the cheeky black and white Magpies for your amusement..

(4)   Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens has 56 ha of diverse and beautiful plants including a delightful Fern Garden. Bonsai plants, Rainforest walks, a special Japanese Garden and Planetarium as well as Rainforest and native Australian plants.

(5)   Newstead House is an historical colonial house overlooking the Brisbane River at Hamilton Reach. Here on a guided tour you will have an informative glimpse into Brisbane’s historical colonial past.

(6)   On the way you stop at Kangaroo Point Lookout for lovely views across the city and Brisbane River and here you will also enjoy a delicious complimentary morning tea consisting of a selection of Australia’s favourite biscuits, cheese and crackers, coffee, mocha, chocolate, tea, and a selection of fruit and fruit juices ( see photo )


(7)  You can combine this tour with the afternoon Bayside Breezes Tour with a 20% discount. ( see Terms and Conditions )

Mt Coot-tha views from the lookout restaurant over the city to Stradbroke Island on the Brisbane tour
Brisbanes Botanical Gardens at Mt Coot-tha
The Planetarium at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
Japanese Gardens Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
Japanese Gardens Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
Fern Garden at Mt Coot=tha Botanical Gardens on the half day Brisbane tour
Exotic plants at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
Newstead Park Brisbane River