Shuttle Service Eyed for Mt Coot-tha

Mt Coot-tha Shuttle Service
Photo credit: TransLink / Facebook

Did you know that the Mt Coot-tha shuttle service is already in the planning phase? The initiative is part of the Brisbane City Council’s four-year enhancement program to improve accessibility and visitor experience at the precinct.

“Council is committed to implementing a shuttle service at Mt Coot-tha which will provide another transport option for visitors to travel between key destinations on the mountain,” the Council’s website said. 

Currently, transport options to Mt Coot-tha precinct include:

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  • Public transport – from Brisbane CBD, Translink’s 471 bus leaves Adelaide Street Stop 21 at 8.50am and hourly from 9.35am-3.35pm. 
  • Car – for visitors travelling by car, there are parking spaces available at the botanic gardens, Toowong Cemetery, The Summit, Gap Creek Reserve, and picnic areas.
  • Bike – Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens is accessible by bike via Anzac Park overpass.

Several new trails and extensions have already been completed as part of the refurbishment program for the precinct, including the Discovery Trail and Discovery Trail extension, Litchfield Trail, Mahogany Track, and the Lorikeet Link and Crebra Climb mountain bike trails.

Upgrade works on the Summit Track has also been completed which involved resurfacing of the track to Bush Mate, upgrading of the stairs, installation of new handrails, and installation of a new information shelter.

Mt Coot-tha Shuttle Service
Video Still Credit: Brisbane City Council / Facebook

Other projects that have already been delivered include upgrades to the J.C. Slaughter Falls picnic area and Simpson Falls picnic area, and the Mt Coot-tha Visitor Information Centre 

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The Council is also installing new signage on the Discovery Trail and Mt Coot-tha and undertaking planning for a new trail from the Botanic Gardens to the Summit as well as planning for new mountain bike trails.