Simpson Falls Bushwalk, Mt Coot-Tha, QLD

Simpson Falls is part of Mt Coot-Tha Reserve (also known as Mt Coot-Tha Forest). Mt Coot-Tha Reserve is a network of interconnecting trails over 1600 hectares. While the falls may not always be flowing, there will always be something of interest to see.

Quick Info

Location: Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-Tha QLD 4066

Walking Distance: From 1km

Elevation: From 50m

Time: From 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Cost/Permit: Nil

Opening Times: Tracks closed occasionally for maintenance, Simpsons Falls picnic area closed from 7pm-6am

Facilities: Toilets, BBQ, picnic tables, sculptures, bubblers,

What to Take: Hat, sunscreen, water, picnic, camera


Starting from the Simpson Falls picnic area, the Simpson Falls track is a well signed, easy walk to the falls. There are plenty of intersecting tracks to access if you wish to extend your walk.

Look out for strategically placed art work within the reserve. Brisbane City Council has been very successful at combining art and nature.

Simpson Falls are best after rain. During a dry spell, Ithaca Creek dries up and the falls can be reduced to a trickle or even stop altogether.

There is a well built viewing platform at the top of the falls. This is a lovely spot to pause and soak in the tranquillity.

This is an ideal bushwalk to do with small children. There are so many treasures to discover along the way.

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