J C Slaughter Falls

Quick Overview:

With its stunning views, walking tracks, wood barbecues, running creek and picnic areas, J C Slaughter Falls is sure to impress everyone and keep the kids entertained for hours.


What Is It?

Despite its slightly off putting name, J C Slaughter Falls is a great family friendly picnic area located at the base of Mt Coot-tha. Featuring a beautiful running creek, plenty of picnic tables and woodfire barbeques, as well as two nearby walking tracks, J C Slaughter Falls has plenty to keep everyone entertained.


The spacious park has plenty of places to set up a picnic blanket and enjoy the sound of the nearby creek, however the picnic tables and woodfire barbecues are what really make this park truly shine.


The beautiful picnic areas feature plenty of space, chairs and picnic tables, making J C Slaughter Falls a great place for events such as birthday parties or family gatherings.



Featured above is one of the many spacious areas in the park, with plenty of room to run around or set up a ball game. Pictured below is the beautiful creek that flows through the park, providing the peaceful ambient sounds of running water.


Finally the park also features two nature walks:

The Aboriginal Art Trail is a short 30 minute walk through the bush where you will see an open air bush chapel, along with the aboriginal rock paintings and stick arrangements that give the trail its name.

The Summit Track is a 2km hike that leads right to the summit of Mt Coot-tha. The trail is quite steep in some areas, however the stunning views along the way and once you reach the summit are worth the effort.

How Long Does It Take?

We recommend allowing at least 2-3 hours to explore all that J C Slaughter Falls has to offer. However for the best experience, we recommend packing a picnic lunch and spending the day here, then heading to Mt Coot-tha to watch the sun go down over the picturesque city.

How Do I Get There?

J C Slaughter Falls is located at the base of Mt Coot-tha. For more information, see the detailed map below:

What Should I Bring?

We recommend bringing plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, good ankle supporting shoes and your camera. If you plan on spending the day, we also recommend packing a picnic lunch and some warm clothing for later in the day, if you decide to head up to the Mt Coot-tha lookout to watch the sunset.

Can I Bring My Dog? 

According to the Brisbane City Council Website dogs are allowed at J C Slaughter Falls provided they remain on their leash at all times 

What Do You Think?

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