Simpsons Falls and Eugenia Circuit

Mt. Coot-tha
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This track begins at Simpson Falls Picnic Area. It is excellent for wildflower viewing in late winter and spring when the golden wattles and purple hoveas of the open forest understorey burst into bloom. Links with the Eugenia Circuit

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Corner of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and Simpsons Rd. Follow the drive way to the end and park near the picnic area.




Route/Trail notes

Head down the stairs from the car park into the picnic area. You will cross a creek and then head to the back left corner of the picnic area (western end). If you walk straight out from the bridge over the creek, you will hit a footpath. This will also lead out to the start by following it to the left.

Follow the track, up some stairs, parallel to a creek and you will get to the head of the falls.  Don't cross the bridge over the falls, Keep going, then turn left at the first junction to go onto the Eugenia Circuit.  Keep taking lefts at junctions, and eventually you will get to a gravelled service road that you have to follow up for a while. The backend of the Eugenia circuit will be signed to the left of the gravel road eventually.

The Eugenia circuit eventually leads to the other side of Simpsons Falls. You can either follow the original track back to the picnic area or take a slight detour. To get to the detour don't cross the falls but look to your right while facing the falls. There should be a little goat track you can find that eventually puts you out behind the creek closer to the carpark


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Enjoyable walk with waterfall and views.

Michael Martin on Jan, 2015

Took our 4 1/2 year old on this walk. He managed to walk the whole way round.

Stef Shoffren on 21 Sep, 2014

Finished work early, decided to take the fully loaded overnight pack out for a bit of a walk. Track has changed in the last year since I did it. It now deviates a bit off the original track with a new brige about halfway through. Also a lot of burntout areas on the descent with plenty of new little sidetracks to explore later.

Allan Allport on 7 Nov, 2013

Nice walk, very busy though

rob.bushman on 25 Apr, 2013

Going through a dry patch so the waterfall was this little trickle. Okay walk for being this close to Brisbane.

Stellar on 23 May, 2012

Annother of my regular walks

asterope on 2011

An easy walk.

Laurence Hallam on 28 Jul, 2010

I had the day off work and decided to go for a short local hike. Jogged most of it, it's pretty smooth sailing. Although very dry and no water in the creek or the falls

Allan Allport on 14 May, 2010

Little rain made this a very dull and uninspiring track. What made it all the more interesting is talking about Mt Coothas rich history and mysteries of tragedies, murders and suicide dating back to 1927.

stepitup on 2009

Nice easy walk. Views of the city from the top of the falls. The falls really aren't much to see though.

Ian and Sue on 20 Oct, 2006

When I did this walk we were in a drought so there was no waterfall to speak of.

Grumps on 14 Jan, 2002


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