The G20 Leaders Summit is the most significant event for Brisbane this year. In November up to 4000 delegates and 3000 media representatives are expected to descend on our City.
As a visitor when asking for directions to “the Summit Brisbane”, you might just end up at Mount Coot-tha Look-Out, “our Summit”.
However important your role, as a visitor to Brisbane, our Summit is a place and experience not to be missed. The magnificent 360 degree panoramic views over Brisbane are simply breathtaking. You “look out” over the City Skyline to Moreton Bay and it’s islands to the East, and the Glasshouse Mountains and the D’Aguilar Range to the West. It’s such a spectacular place; there is no better venue for a relaxed lunch or dinner with such a stunning view. We often end our working week with a recreational glass of wine on the Summit Restaurant Terrace. Read about our recent lunch
We’re lucky, as Mt Coot-tha is right at our doorstep. Over the years, we had many celebratory dinners at the Summit Restaurant with family and friends. My parents visiting from Switzerland, just loved the night view with the sparkling City lights at their feet.
My niece got very “happy” at the Summit – floating home. Mel’s rugby friends from the UK were also very impressed with the local “scenery”. Mt. Coot-tha has been a significant part of our lives, actually 30 years to be precise. We’ve been friends with Russell and his sister Jacqueline Barrett for a lifetime it seems. Together with Jim Heron they have established and managed such a wonderful and successful venue, that it has to be on your to-do-list when visiting Brisbane.
For twelve years, nearly every day, we’ve walked our dog Clicquot up to the top of Mount Coot-tha. There must be hundreds of pictures out there with bus-loads of early bird tourists from all over the world posing with our dog. Our reward for walking up from the Slaughter Fall Picnic area to the top was always, the fabulous view and a cuppa or even breakfast, at the Kuta Café. That’s how you start the day in beautiful Brisbane.
I’m sure come November, we will see many Limo’s making their way up the winding road to the Summit, but whether you’re chauffeur driven, hiking, driving, biking or “buz-ing” your way up to the Summit, plan in a little time to visit
Queensland’s premier subtropical botanic gardens and the Cosmic Planetarium close by – I promise, it’s worth your while.