Celebrating Australia Day at Mt Coot-Tha

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Australia Day is coming up on Saturday, 26 January 2019. For West Brisbane locals, there are several things that you can do at Mt Coot-tha to celebrate the holiday.

Here a few things that you can do at Mt Coot-tha on Australia Day.

Australia Day Run with the BTR Royal Family

Saturday, 26 January 2019 (6:00 a.m.)

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To celebrate Australia Day the Brisbane Trail Runners (BTR) royal family, Team Duffus will be leading a run in Mt Coot-tha’s trails.

The run will start at 6:00 a.m. from the toilet block at J C Slaughter Falls. Runners will be divided into three groups and each will be led by three separate members of BTR’s Team Duffus.

The run will last for about 1.5-2 hours and all participants will meet back at the starting line. Those who wish to join will need to bring their own food and water.

Venue: J C Slaughter Falls, Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha



Free Guided Discovery Tours

Saturday, 26 January 2019 ( 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

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If you prefer to explore Mt Coot-tha, this informative guided walk is for you. The Free Guided Discovery Tours explores the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha which is led by volunteer guides.

Tours start at the Visitor Information Centre.

Bookings are not necessary. To learn more, call 07 3403 8888.

Venue: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha



Australia Day Concert

Saturday, 26 January 2019 ( 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

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Enjoy a free concert from the Brisbane Metropolitan Bands at the Bandstand on Australia day. You can bring a picnic and have a great time with your family whilst enjoying the afternoon’s live music.

Bookings are not necessary for the event. For more information, you may call Helen Johns on 0466 181 578.

Venue: Bandstand, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha