Chapel Hill is primarily a residential suburb, consisting of mostly detached housing and is a leafy affluent area backing on to the Mt Coot-tha reserve and walking tracks. Chapel Hill is currently undergoing a ‘major suburban renovation’, with many of the original houses (built in the 1970s to 1990s) being renovated and updated with a few being demolished to make way for newer houses, or lot divisions.
The suburb takes its name from the Primitive Methodist chapel built on the top of the hill.
We often drive past Chapel Hill on the way to visit Glenda’s Mom. We had never taken the time to have a look around.
In the morning we caught up with some friends nearby for morning tea. We then drove around a number of the streets looking at the large properties before going on to climb to the summit of Mt Coot-tha. It was a relatively easy walk but we did need to take of some of our warm layers of clothing. The view over the greater Brisbane from the summit is spectacular. In fact a few days later we decided to get up early and go there to watch sunrise. Sadly the morning we chose was wet and cloudy. None the less, it was still a beautiful morning and we were glad to have made the effort.
The road up to the summit is a favourite for road cyclists looking for hills and is also enjoyed by runners. If driving up by car, you need to be careful.