The most scenic spots in Brisbane are….

Brisbane’s scenic beauty is one of the main reasons why our city attracts thousands of visitors every season.  While we locals are well aware of Brisbane’s most scenic spots, visitors are often so overwhelmed by the magnitude of attractions on offers that many miss out on the best ones.

As the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and a Brisbane local, I thought this would be a poignant time to list some of Brisbane’s most scenic spots. So, continue reading this post to discover which scenic destinations to consider in your itinerary.


scenic spots in Brisbane

  1. Head over to Kangaroo Point Cliffs to enjoy one of the best lookouts in Brisbane. These cliffs overlook the Brisbane River and offer spectacular river views. You can also enjoy rock climbing, have a picnic or have a few bites at one of the cafes in the area.
  2. If you’re one who doesn’t mind steep climbs, then head over to Highgate Hill Park in Dornoch Terrace. Once you make your way to the top of the cliffs at this park, you’ll be treated to surreal views of South Brisbane. As a reminder – this climb is quite demanding, so save other activities for another day.
  3. To witness the best of Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs, drive to Mt. Coot-Tha lookout. This lookout spot is surrounded by lush forests and is located amidst rich greenery. There are also a couple of fantastic cafes at this lookout spot.

Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

  1. To enjoy a picnic on your Brisbane holiday, drop by Roma Street Parklands. This park offers ample space for picnics and barbeques and is easily accessible. And, if you’d like to enjoy the parks without doing any cooking, there’s a great café where you’ll find delicious food.
  2. Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens is an absolute favourite for picnics with us locals. This gorgeous park offers a serene environment with rich natural beauty for you to enjoy. I’ll advise you to take public transportation to get to this destination as there is limited car parking space.



  1. For the best spots in Brisbane to witness a sunrise/sunset, head over to Redcliffe and Woody Point at Moreton Bay. You’ll be treated to grand views and people fishing at this iconic destination. Do bring your camera along to capture the contrast of the warm skies with the cool sand and ocean waters.
  2. To see epic reflections of sunsets and sunrises in our city, pay a visit to Nudgee Beach. With stretches of mangrove trees, wriggly sand and exotic birds, you’re sure in for some great sightseeing. While it is a great place to spend quality time with family, it is also a pet friendly destination.


travelling companions

  1. Mount Nebo Road is arguably one of the best scenic drives in our city. This long and winding road makes its way through dense eucalyptus forests and continues on to Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. You’ll also find plenty of lookout spots on the way, so do stop by for breaks while you drive.
  2. If you’re on your way to Mount Coot-Tha, you’ll need to take the scenic Sir Samuel Griffith Drive. On this scenic drive, you’ll witness amazing city views by day and colourful cityscapes at night.


Brisbane has a plethora of scenic spots which are frequented by locals and holidaymakers alike. Some of Brisbane’s most scenic spots include Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Highgate Hill Park, Mt. Coot-Tha, Roma Street Parklands, City Botanic Gardens, Redcliffe and Woody Point, Nudgee Beach, Mount Nebo Road and Sir Samuel Griffith Drive.

You really don’t have to go far to see one of the most scenic spots in Brisbane. Simply book your accommodation with us at Bridgewater Terraces, and you’ll be close to most of these destinations. Roma Street Parklands and the City Botanic Gardens are easily accessible from our holiday apartments. And the Kangaroo Point Cliffs are just a 1km walk from our accommodation!

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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