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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.