Crows Nest is in the high country north of Toowoomba, Queensland, on the crest of the Great Dividing Range. It provides easy access to a wide range of touring experiences. The tight roads of the Bunya Mountains, sweeping corners on the Darling Downs and South Burnett, the loops of Wivenhoe, Somerset and Perseverance Lakes are all available. They provide tours and scenic panoramas which should not be missed.
The High Country of the Darlings Downs, taking in the region along the escarpment north of Toowoomba through Highfields, Cabarlah and Hampton to Crows Nest, has an abundance of nurseries and specialist garden centres.
For those that love driving in the countryside there are seven 4WD trails to choose from. The trails are on public roads, mostly gravel or formed earth. Some are in poor condition. A high clearance vehicle or 4WD is recommended.
All the trails start from the Hampton Visitor Information Centre and the brochures give specific directions with distances, and informative notes. Each trail is of about two hours duration. It is advisable to call in at the Centre for current road conditions.
Our scenic region offers spectacular opportunities for a leisurely stroll, or a challenging hike, with nearby national parks and regional parks and gardens catering for all fitness levels. The Toowoomba Regional Council have put together a beautiful trails book, which you can download.