Go Deeper Into Mt Coot-tha Forest Through The Simpsons Falls Track

Photo credit: Aussie Bushwalking

Go on a scenic walk through the Simpsons Falls track, which kicks off at the picnic area that will take you deep into the Mt Coot-tha forest. During the late winter and spring, beautiful surroundings are even more expected due to the abundance of wildflowers along the path.

If you’re up for some adventure, you definitely should try the Simpsons Falls track as you will be taking on rock obstacles that both challenging and fun. The 2.8km trail is one of the most popular walking trails in west Brisbane. If coming from Bardon, the track begins at the picnic area. From the track, you will be led to the Eugenia Trail which leads to the falls.

Walk a bit further and you will get to the Eugenia Circuit which is thick with eucalypt woodland and vine forest just across the falls. The beauty of nature doesn’t stop here. Take a few more steps and this will lead you to the Simpson Falls viewing deck. A wonderful view awaits on top of a natural haven that sets contrast to the concrete jungle that you will see here.

Whether you’re looking for a way to just disconnect or do some walking as part of your exercise, the Simpsons Falls track is definitely something that is worth a go.

Bushwalking Guidelines

The Brisbane City Council continues to maintain and preserve 9,500 hectares of bushland and wetland reserves for the animals, plants, and for the entire community to enjoy. The council also wants your bushwalking to be a safe and an enjoyable experience hence their guidelines that must always be taken into consideration:

  • Don’t go alone
  • Wear a hat
  • Apply sunscreen
  • Always bring water
  • Make someone know where you’re going
  • Exercise caution on tracks
  • Always take a track map or you can also download the map here
  • Always carry your mobile phone with you

Happy walking!

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