Simpson Falls from The Gap
8 km return
2 h to 4 h
Simpson Falls from The Gap
8 km
Return

Walk
2 h to 4 h

Starting from the end of Paten Road, The Gap, this return walk takes you to the Simpson Falls Picnic Area through the eucalypt forest, visiting the waterfall itself along the way. Formerly home to the Turrbal Aboriginal people, Mount Coot-tha is home to more than 350 species of wildlife. From gliders and possums to various birds of prey, you’re almost bound to see an interesting specimen. Best viewed after decent rainfall, Simpson Falls sits beautifully amidst the eucalypts. Listen to the gushing of the water as you enjoy the refreshing ambiance. The picnic area midway can be a perfect spot to have a small feast with modern BBQs and other amenities. Don’t worry if you eat too much and that lactic acid kicks in, as you can easily make this a one-way trip if you arrange transport. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Pets
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Simpson Falls
W17

Places & Areas
Australia
Queensland
Brisbane City
Mount Coot-tha
Bardon
The Gap
Mt Coot-tha Reserve
Mt Coot-tha Reserve (Bardon section)
Simpson Falls Picnic Area