JC Slaughter Falls, Brisbane

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The J C Slaughter Falls is a cascade waterfall on the Ithaca Creek located approximately west of the Brisbane central business district in Queensland, Australia.
The falls are situated within Mount Coot-tha Forest park, where there is a picnic area and parking area.
The Mount Coot-tha summit track travels from the J C Slaughter Falls Picnic Area through open eucalypt forest. The grade is steep over short sections. Mount Coot-tha Lookout offers sweeping views of the city, Moreton Bay, Stradbroke Island and the southern ranges. The track is classified as an easy walk and takes about one hour and is 3.8km return in distance. Mount Coot-tha Forest is 5km west of Brisbane Central Business District. Access is via Sir Samuel Griffith Drive or Gap Creek Road, Mount Coot-tha.
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  • Closed for renovations as is Simpson Falls. No water running in the dry creek bed. Don't waste your time till it's finished.  more »
  • Lovely bushland walk right near the city.Strapped the baby to my back and did a 4 klm stroll up some reasonably steep stretches carrying an extra 12 kgs. Some nice spots to sit and enjoy the waterfall...  more »
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  • Well amenitized area. There are toilets near the entrance, large picnic areas with taps all along the tracks. It's a nice area for all types of exercise be it cycling (paved paths), walkers, dog walkers, and also for families to have bbqs. Pity it was really dry still despite the few nights of rain we've had (Feb 2019). With all the creek catchment areas running through this place it would've been superb. Still nice though. The only few things to point out is there needs to be a bit more signage to say you have reached the actual slaughter falls site or to keep going. And the summit track is misleading in expectations when you get there. Instead of some view It actually stops at the main road where cars drive up to the summit lookout and restaurant. Still a good exercise track though.
  • Great place, lovely walk. People could be a bit more respectful and keep their dogs on lead but I also expected water to be there in larger volumes than mosquito breeding puddles.
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