Mt Coot-tha Summit Track has reopened for the public to enjoy after Council completed the upgrade works to improve the trail’s accessibility and durability.
Upgrade works on the Summit Track involved resurfacing of the track to Bush Mate, upgrading of the stairs, installation of new handrails, and installation of a new information shelter.
The enhancement is part of the Council’s four-year Mt Coot-tha precinct program (2016- 2020) which aims to enhance the precinct’s accessibility and visitors’ experience. Several new trails and extensions have been completed as part of this refurbishment program including the Discovery Trail and Discovery Trail extension, Litchfield Trail, Mahogany Track, and the Lorikeet Link and Crebra Climb mountain bike trails.
Moreover, upgrades to the J.C. Slaughter Falls picnic area and Simpson Falls picnic area were also undertaken which involved installation of new shelters with picnic seating, new barbecues, upgraded car parking, and landscaping among other improvements and installations.
Last September 2017, the Council opened the Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre which features informative displays and touchscreen information panel and video. Free guided walks in the garden are also available, courtesy of volunteers guides.
The Council is also scheduled to install new signage on the Discovery Trail and Mt Coot-tha and undertake planning for a new trail from the Botanic Gardens to the Summit as well as planning for new mountain bike trails.