Who would ever think you were only ten minutes drive from Brisbane's CBD when you are enjoying an outing at the J.C.Slaughter Falls. You are enveloped in a genuine Aussie bushland setting even though the busy Centenary Highway and suburbia is just a short distance away.
Don't be put off by the name Slaughter falls. I am not aware of any slaughtering that has taken place there. The Falls are in fact named after J.C.Slaughter who for some considerable time was the Town Clerk of Brisbane.
The park has large grassy play areas which are ideal for the kids to play safely. The falls are the head waters of Ithaca Creek which runs through the park for you to paddle in to cool off.
There is vehicle access to the park between the hours of six in the morning to seven at night. At other times, the boom gate is lowered preventing vehicle access.
In addition to the large grassy areas, the park has picnic tables and barbecues. The barbecues are wood fired, so you get that genuine barbecue atmosphere and flavour in your snags.
Taps, toilets and shelter sheds are also available in the park. If you are adventurous and enjoy some exercise there are plenty of walking tracks from which to choose. It's just a short walk up to the falls, but there is a longer walk which will take you about an hour up to the summit of Mt Coot-tha and back.
Slaughter Falls is a great place close to the city for family fun.
The photographs here are photos I have taken of families and friends having fun at the Falls.