"CROWS NEST- "Not what you are thinking!"" Crows Nest by balhannah

Crows Nest Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 21 photos


Crows Nest..................And immediately if you are not aware that this is the name of a town, you would be thinking of a Bird called and Crow, and his nest!!!

Well, Crows Nest is a small Australian rural town in Queensland, named after an Aboriginal, "Jimmy Crow."

The Town

The Town is built around a "village green," a pleasant area for locals and visitor's alike.

If you enjoy Antiques, then a visit here is a must, as Salt's large antique store is located here.

The area

The surrounding area is rural, so you will see beef & dairy cattle, plus Horse's.

We enjoy visiting the Crows Nest National Park, have been here on many occasions.
It is located only 6kms from the Town, just follow the Brown Tourist sign.

If you wish to stay, then there is accommodation at an excellent Caravan Park, a Motel, and at the National park for campers & hikers.

Crows Nest is located 179 km north-west of Brisbane, 45 km from Toowoomba, on the range, so it is a cooler climate.

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  • Pros:Salt's Antiques & National Park
  • Last visit to Crows Nest: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Interesting reading about Crows Nest. Lots of nature at the National Park.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2011 at 7:00 AM

    Hi Dee, nice insight to small townships and nearby National Parks. We visited many on our recent Queensland holiday and all waterfalls were below their best as we visited during the Dry Season.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    How uniquely Australian: named after someone who lived in a hollow tree!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    I wonder if it has had its share of water lately? Strange to find good looking cuckcoo clocks out that way-but guess some German immigrants came to the region. It is a fabulous looking area, and your pic/comments are great.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:18 AM

    This looks like a very interesting area to visit! Excellent photos and descriptions of the Cascades and your explorations in this National Park. A very nice little getaway spot for some exercise in the wilds!

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    great tips and beautiful pictures of bird and cascade. warning tip - cliff jumping reminded me of dare devils adventuring in our Bruce Peninsula National Park trip.

  • Greggor58's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    You always manage to find these little gems don't you.I like exploring antique shops too but I think Id rather be hiking ANYWHERE...especially on a sunny day.Thanks for the little tour and btw glad you enjoyed YOUR tour of Fribourg with me.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Another of your fascinating insights on Australian history and geography. What a sad warning abiut the boy who jumped without a thought,

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    This looks like a great place for hiking and scrambling. Funny that they have a whole store in Crows Nest, Queensland, selling genuine German cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest.


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