Mt Coot-tha lookout offers a panoramic view of the Brisbane
city and surroundings. The look-out has a restaurant, café, and gift shop and
is a short distance from the City Centre.
The vantage point sits amidst a beautifully manicured garden. The telescope in the Observation desk provides beautiful views. It’s a fantastic place for a family outing on a weekend and to chill.
I hear it’s a great place for sunrises and full moons. There are a number of walking trails which we didn’t take as it was getting dark on the day of our tour. The place may be cold on a windy day and its sensible to wear appropriate clothing.
Kangaroo Point is a popular recreation spot, which is a 1.3 km suburb in a peninsula. The headquarters of the Queensland Maritime Defence was based at Kangaroo Point in 1883. After Federation, the Queensland Maritime Defence became part of Royal Australian Navy.
The Kangaroo Point Cliff features good rock -climbing and
Another prominent attraction is the Story Bridge which can be climbed with the authorised tourist groups. Kayaking iconic Brisbane River allows you to row under the Story Bridge and get a glimpse of the CBD.
Plenty of Parklands available for picnics and relaxation.
It’s a great place to exercise, walk, cycle and dance. Bike paths are available
in this area for public usage.
We visited this site on a weekend and the entire set up
fascinated us. The whole community converged in the park mindful of individual
activity: Cyclists peddling away
happily; People walking along walkway joyously, stopping over every now and
then to enjoy the natural surroundings; It was a pleasant surprise to witness
several couples dancing to music oblivious to the environment. A pleasant and
harmonious environment prevailed in this area.
You can take part actively or watch passively the drama
unfold in the park. The beautiful Brisbane river and blue sky provide scenery
for the drama.The site on the Kangaroo Point gives an awesome view of Brisbane
and the long stretch of the Brisbane River.
The Natural Bridge is one kilometre circuit walk, which takes you through an enchanting rainforest and a waterfall. The waterfall from above plunges into a circular hole and into the dark arched cave below. As you walk along the circuit path , you can witness the waterfall from top to bottom of the cave below . We couldn’t see glow worms in the dark-cave below, as we toured on a sunny day. Glow worms light up the cave at night time. Continuous sound of waterfall and the noise of birds in the surrounding take you to another place in the planet.
Water Is Life “There can be water without life, but there is no life without water. No known living thing can function without water”. Slogan found in a dam we visited in Brisbane.
Its a beautiful park overlooking Swan River. Taking a scenic walk along a bridge is simply wonderful. We came across a barren tree at a distance and wondered about its significance in the park. A closer look at the tree displayed the history of the tree. Its a giant boab tree (Gija Jumulu – Aboriginal term) which was brought over to Kings Park from Telegraph Creek in Western Australia. After travelling over 3200km from its native place this 750 year old (estimated) tree was planted in July 2008. Its mentioned that this was the longest land journey of a tree of this size in history. The giant boab trees can live more than 2000 years it seems. These trees are found in the Kimberly region, in Western Australia.
In November 2017, my husband and I travelled to Perth on a holiday. We visited Mundaring Weir (dam) on a steaming hot day. Gold was discovered at Coolgardie in 1892 and at Kalgoorlie in 1893. This Dam was constructed between 1898-1903 period to supply water to expanding goldfields.
Western Australia’s Engineer in Chief C.Y.O’Connor was given the task to produce a plan for pumping water to the goldfields. The Weir and a pipeline of 560 kilometres to Kalgoorlie to supply water were completed by 1903. This is still classed today as one of the greatest hydraulic engineering works in the world.