JC Slaughter Falls


JC Slaughter Falls

Rather a cascade than a waterfall, JC Slaughter Falls is reached via an easy 15 minutes of walk in Mount Coot-Tha Park. Dry most of the time.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 27° 28.538' E 152° 57.706'
Parking: JC Slaughter Falls Paking, Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 25min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 12m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 27° 28.538' E 152° 57.706'
Parking:     JC Slaughter Falls Paking, Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha
Access:     25min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


JC Slaughter Falls is roughly a 20 minutes’ drive away from Brisbane CBD. From the CBD head west on the State Route 32. Take Mount Coot-Tha Rd exit, and follow Mount Coot-Tha Rd, which becomes Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, for 1.6km. Then slide left onto a well-signposted road leading to the JC Slaughter Falls Picnic Area. The parking is 800m away from the main road. The road surface is sealed.

All sort of facilities, including covered tables/BBQ, toilets, water taps, are found at the beginning of the road (picnic area). 

From the parking follow a gentle uphill walk which includes some stairs. The waterfall is reached within 15 minutes of walking. It's just a 715 m walk from the parking.

Return via the same route. Total walking time is about 25-30 minutes, or 1430 m.

JC Slaughter Falls is a seasonal waterfall. It's completely dry most of the time. Best time to visit – after decent rain, or Jan to Mar.

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Rating:       ⭐
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