Step aside, Mt Coot-tha - you have met your match. Well, not really, Mt Coot-tha Lookout is pretty awesome, but Highgate Hill Park Lookout boasts equally impressive views, with the added bonus of fresh air away from the gazillions of locals and tourists alike.
Pictured is Eddy with Brisbane's beautiful skyline behind.
Highgate Hill Park Lookout consists of a gazebo located 62m above sea level, overlooking Brisbane's impressive skyline. The gazebo itself is as amazing as the view - its simple design provides the perfect compliment to the views of Brisbane CBD.
Beautiful gazebo - plenty of shade, you can literally spend hours here without worrying about Queensland's strong sunrays!
Despite coming to the park on a Sunday morning, we pretty much had the place to ourselves - makes for a good change from sharing the view with the many patrons Mt Coot-tha has at all hours of the day! We did see two other dogs there, including one dog named Ninja - true to his name, Eddy and Ninja raced around the expansive, grassy area in the park.
Aside from the gazebo, there are also a multitude of park benches under big trees that provide plentiful shade from Queensland's extremely strong sun rays. The flora and fauna in Highgate Hill Park are not only practical in this aspect, but are also very much aesthetically pleasing.
Eddy relaxing in the shade after his long run with two dogs much bigger than him.
There are plenty of free parks available on the streets surrounding Highgate Hill Park, with the closest streets being Dornoch Terrace and Hampstead Road. For those of you who don't drive or don't have access to a car, Highgate Hill Park has a bus stop literally 5 steps from the gazebo - how convenient!
Bus stop at Hampstead Road, with some street parks behind.
To sum up, Highgate Hill Park is a must visit for locals and visitors alike. It boasts impressive views of Brisbane's CBD, yet it is relatively unknown, meaning that you might be able to have the park all to yourself! There is plenty of grassy area available, as well as many shady spots - it's a perfect place for a family day out or an intimate picnic with family and friends. Best of all, its free, and you can visit it at any time of the day!
The only thing better than admiring a good view is when you are admiring it with your best friend. Sorry this is so corny!
I love the way you introduce Eddy into your stories and photos. This sounds like a terrific little park. We have a similar one near where I live in outer south east Melbourne which very few people seem to know about but which has some amazing views.