Mount Coot-tha - mountain, suburb of the City of Brisbane, Queensland

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Mount Coot-tha, Queensland

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+61 7 3403 8888

The mountain is 302 metres above sea level and has the highest peak within the urban footprint of Brisbane. It forms the eastern extent of the Taylor Range and is a prominent landmark approximately six kilometres (4 mi) to the west of the Brisbane central business district.

Coot-tha meaning Honey Mountain is a derivative of the indigenous term which replaced the name One Tree Hill when the area was declared a park in August 1883. It was suggested by Henry Wyatt Radford, the Clerk of the Queensland Legislative Council.

During World War II, the mountain was used as a military base by the RAAF and the US Navy. It was converted to a vast explosives depot and at one stage held more than 120,000 tonnes of explosive weapons. When darkness fell the lookout bristled with search lights in an amazing display as soldiers kept an eye out for enemy planes.anti-aircraft guns and searchlights were located on the lookout. Mount Coot-tha was also the site of US Naval Ammunition Depot (Navy 134) supplying submarines at the Capricorn Wharf at New Farm (Teneriffe) in Brisbane

Mount Coot-tha has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Sir Samuel Griffith Drive: Mount Coot-tha Forest
  • Sir Samuel Griffith Drive: Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/things-to-see-and-do/council-venues-and-precincts/mt-coot-tha-precinct/mt-coot-tha-reserve

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https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/about-council/contact

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