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Set high up in the Great Dividing Range, the town of Crows Nest is located approximately 40kms north from the city of Toowoomba. With plenty of historical and natural attractions, this pretty country town is a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend away with the family.
Crows Nest National Park
Located 6kms east of Crows Nest township, Crows Nest National Park’s small size means it is perfect for families to explore. Strap on your walking shoes and enjoy the easy hikes through the gorge, and pack a picnic to enjoy in the picnic area near the carpark afterwards.
The walking track starts at the picnic/carpark area, passing through eucalypt forest to the pools and Crows Nest Falls in an easy loop, with the track up to Koonin Lookout branching off from the loop at the waterfall. Our youngest, Roo, was aged 5 at the time of our visit and easily completed the walks by herself.
- The Cascades – 510m
- Kauyoo Pool – 670m
- Bottlebrush Pool – 850m
- Crows Nest Falls – 1km
- Koonin Lookout – 2.2km
Camping in Crows Nest National Park – there is a small campground located in the National Park. Camping permits are required, and fees apply.
Crows Nest Soft Drinks
Established in 1903, Crows Nest Soft Drinks is one of the oldest surviving small-town manufacturers of traditional soft drinks. Browse and purchase from the range of over 20 flavours available, plus syrups, ice cream toppings and cordials.
Address: 8 Charlotte Street, Crows Nest QLD 4355
Opening Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm Saturday
The town of Crows Nest is full of old historical buildings! Wander the streets and browse the antique stores, galleries, cafes and the Carbethon Folk Museum, or take a stroll along the Applegum Walk from Hartmann Park to Bullocky’s Rest.
Crows Nest Festival
Held every October, the Crows Nest Festival is a community festival with real country warmth. Visitors can enjoy a range of events, including bush poetry, whip cracking and worm races!
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