Mount Coot-ha. The mountain is surrounded by the 220 hectare Mt Coot-tha reserve which is an oasis of natural bushland and native wildlife. The Taylor Range of which Mt Coot-tha is a part, forms a backdrop of hills to the city of Brisbane. Besides the panoramic views over the city of Bris- bane at the hilltop lookout, Mt. Coot-ha offers some light trails for causal trekking. Origin of name In 1880, the area formerly known as the "One Hill Tree" was declared a Public Recreation Reserve and it's name was officially changed to Mt Coot-tha. The original name was derived by virtue of a solitary Eucalypt tree that stood at this southern most point on an otherwise bare knoll. The adopted name 'Coot-tha' or 'Kuta' was taken from the Aboriginal name for the area which meant 'honey' or 'the place of wild honey'.