Here is the second post of my Highlights: and today, one of my favourite areas, the mountain backdrop behind Brisbane, which is of course part of the Great Dividing Range. First of all, Mt Coot-tha and its Lookout, a hugely popular destination for tourists which also has a lovely restaurant/cafe where visitors may enjoy the magnificent panorama from their tables.
Below the Lookout, further down Mt Coot-tha you may find the Botanic Gardens: a wonderful combination of different terrains: lake, succulents, rainforest, Japanese gardens, all created on the mountain slope.
We drove from Mt Coot-tha to Mt Nebo. Mt Nebo Road takes the traveller from the western suburb of The Gap, up towards the magnificent lookouts: Jolly’s, McAfees, Westridge and Wivenhoe. Here’s a taste of what you may see up there.
On your journey you may find Smokey Mountain Hideout formerly called Cloverlea Cafe. I met the kookaburra there in November 2019 when I last visited. I was glad to see him here again (or his relative).
More glorious views were to meet our eyes on our journey.
Finally, we drove on down to Somerset Dam, quiet and peaceful.
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