New Binoculars At Mt Gravatt Outlook Offers Panoramic Views Of Brisbane

Visitors can now enjoy the panoramic views of Brisbane through the new sets of binoculars installed at the Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve.

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Installed on the summit of Mt Gravatt Mountain, the free-to-use binoculars consist of a high set for normal use standing and a low set suitable for children or anyone confined to a wheelchair.

The two sets of binoculars on the Mt Gravatt Outlook is a project of the Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt to commemorate its establishment around 50 years ago.

Photo credit: Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt/Facebook

Views through the binoculars take in the CBD of Brisbane, the mouth of the Brisbane River to the east, and the Glasshouse Mountains to the north.

The installation of the binoculars, which was initiated by the Mt Gravatt Rotary Club to mark the occasion, was made possible through the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund, the largest one-off community grants program across the State.

Despite the rainy conditions, the binoculars were officially unveiled 27 April 2022 by Corrine McMillan MP – State Member for Mansfield and the Councillor for Holland Park Ward Krista Adams Krista Adams.

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Members of Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt with Cr Krista Adams (second from left) and Corrine McMillan MP – State Member for Mansfield (Photo credit: Rotary Club of Mt Gravatt)

“The Schrinner Council is proud to work with our service clubs and thanks everyone involved with this project.  The binoculars will certainly be an excellent addition for locals and visitors to our beautiful city,” said Cr Adams.

Aside from commemorating Mt Gravatt’s Rotary Club, it also marks the foundation of Rotary in Australia 100 years ago.

Rotary International ( then called the International Association of Rotary Clubs) first made its way in Australia in 1921, with the first one established in Melbourne.

Today, Rotary in Australia has grown to some 21 districts, 1100 clubs and over 30,000 members.

Feed Your Body and Soul at This Profit-for-Purpose Cafe in Mt Gravatt

On top of the gorgeous Mt Gravatt Lookout sits a simple but commendable profit-for-purpose cafe known as The Lovewell Project. Dining here satisfies your hunger pangs as you feed your body and you also get to feed your soul by contributing to a good cause. 

Brimming with soft, bright, and cheerful colours, you’ll find this restaurant’s vibe and aesthetic to be an inviting and relaxing place to eat. The atmosphere perfectly matches the beautiful view outside, another reason to grab a chair and order a meal at The Lovewell Project

Photo Credit: The Lovewell Project/Facebook

As a social enterprise, this cafe is a Hope Foundation partner and employs former sex workers to give them a better life. Being gainfully employed to serve a community has changed these women’s lives, improved their skills and rebuilt their self-confidence. 

So, each time you have a meal or a cup of coffee at The Lovewell Project, you are supporting women who deserve a second chance. 

Food choices at this cafe are pretty decent and the menu changes every six months or so. However, they serve the usuals like waffles, eggs, burgers, chicken, chips and pizza. Reasonably priced, diners also enjoy a good selection of coffee, tea and desserts at this cafe. 

Photo Credit: The Lovewell Project/Facebook

Breakfast at The Lovewell Project is quite a big deal as the place is usually packed. Regardless, you’ll get prompt service from a friendly staff that you won’t regret paying a little extra as a donation. 

The Lovewell Project opens from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday to Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

“My first visit won’t be my last. Extremely busy day. (public holiday) Orders were taken quickly but waited for a while to get our meals. This was not a problem, and nor should it be. To be able to sit and take in the view around us was wonderful. Just to be able to sit on the veranda and watch the world go by was wonderful. Couldn’t think of a nicer place to do it. Everyone worked very hard that day. Well done!” 

~ Patricia Rooney, Facebook 

“A beautiful Cafe to retreat to when you want to treat someone special. The atmosphere, food and scenery are absolutely divine! I hope this Cafe will be well supported to remain open for years.. Especially since their purpose of running this business is for a good cause!”

~ Cleopetra T, Google Reviews