The Mt Gravatt Summit Bushwalk track is a gem in the midst of suburbia. Well used by locals, this 2km return walk will inspire you to spend more time in nature. Fabulous views of Brisbane City, the Glass House Mountains and Mt Coot-tha await you at the summit.
Location: Start at Gertrude Petty Place, Mt Gravatt, 4122
Walking Distance: 2km return
Elevation: Approximately 60m
Time: 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on amount of exploring you do
Difficulty: Low to moderate – due to the stairs. No pram or wheelchair access.
Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required
Opening Times: Only closed occasionally for maintenance
Facilities: Toilets, play ground and cafe at the summit, cafe open 6am-3pm daily.
What to take: Water, Camera, insect repellent
I had driven up Mt Gravatt a few times over the years, but I can’t believe it took me 20 years of living in the area to realise there was a track to climb it! What a great little bushwalk. For locals it’s an ideal walk to start the day, or to get the wiggles out at the end of the working day. It’s particularly beautiful at sunset. Starting at Gertrude Petty place, where there is parking for half a dozen vehicles, there are a couple of different walks available. Follow the signs for the Summit Track, which involves crossing Mt Gravatt Outlook Drive. There is nothing difficult about the walk, it only received a low to moderate rating due to the number of stairs. At 1km each way it is an ideal bushwalk for young families wanting the thrill of climbing a mountain. If you make it to the summit before 3pm icecreams can be purchased from the Lovewell Project cafe. This cafe is a profit for purpose business partnered with The Hope Foundation.
The Mt Gravatt Environment Group has produced a pamphlet for those wanting to turn the walk into a discovery experience. You can access the pamphlet through the following link:
or copies can be obtained from local libraries.