LIVING IN Crows Nest

People choose to live in this warm and friendly district for the lifestyle and opportunities offered.


  • Family friendly.
  • Crows Nest National Park – spectacular creek scenery, granite outcrops, a scenic waterfall and eucalypt forest. There are walking trails, picnic facilities, camping and caravanning facilities.
  • Lake Cressbrook – camping, fishing, sailing, kayaking, walking, bird-watching.
  • Sporting activities – in particular bowls, swimming, rugby league, golf, soccer, tennis, pony clubs, martial arts, squash and pistol clubs.
  • Sporting facilities – indoor sports centre, heated swimming pool, squash court, tennis courts, 11 hole golf course, bowling greens and pistol range.
  • Parks – there are a number of appealing parks in the area.
  • The region has four distinct seasons and spring is a particularly lovely time of year with the parks and gardens erupting in a riot of colour.
  • Council Customer Service Centre, Public Library and Art Gallery.
  • Many community organisations, clubs and churches.


Crows Nest offers a kindergarten, childcare centre and a quality state education program from Prep to Year 10.

Highfields is located a short 20 minute bus ride away where the Secondary College will take Year 12 students by 2019. Highfields has a state primary school and the Mary MacKillop Catholic College offers an educational program for Prep to Year 12 students.

Two higher education institutions, the University of Southern Queensland and TAFE Queensland South West are located in Toowoomba, approximately 45 minutes’ drive.

The material on this page comes from the Toowoomba Regional Council’s Investment Profile for Crows Nest.

Investing in Crows Nest

Crows Nest has become the ideal destination for people to escape the hustle and bustle of cities to enjoy a genuine tree change. The undulating countryside is known for its high country vistas and its proximity to delightful National Parks, walking trails and waterfalls. Crows Nest is very popular with day trippers and easily accessible from major centres for short breaks. Fertile grazing country, together with very reasonable property prices, make it an excellent place to grow a business.   

Health Care 

There is a medical centre located near the centre of town with four doctors, a part-time physiotherapist and a pathology collection centre.

A psychologist visits weekly; podiatrist, optometrist and audiologist twice a month; and dietitian monthly.

Ambulance centre has a staff of two officers based in town. Blue care provide nursing  and community care.

Aged Care services include retirement units, hostel, nursing home and dementia care. Meals on Wheels operate three days a week. Support groups for cancer, carers, diabetes, chronic fatigue.

In nearby Toowoomba there are three large hospitals: St Andrew’s and St Vincent’s (both private) and the Toowoomba Hospital (public). There is a wide range of specialists and equipment available.


The township is located on the New England Highway which is one of the main routes to North Queensland and is one of the towns on ‘Australia’s Country Way’, the classic road trip from Sydney to Rockhampton.

  • 45 minute drive to the Toowoomba CBD
  • 50 minutes’ drive to the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
  • 2 hour drive to Brisbane CBD
  • 2 hour drive to Brisbane Airport
  • 2.5 hour drive to the Sunshine Coast
  • Just under 3 hour drive to the Gold Coast
  • Ease of access to northern and southern Australia via the New England Highway
  • NBN is available in Crows Nest.


Crows Nest District Map

This is the Crows Nest Service Area, the part of the Toowoomba Region north of the Oakey-Meringandan Rd. The District is approximately within a 20 km circle centred on the town of Crows Nest.

It includes the hamlets of Cabarlah and  Hampton; and the localities of Geham, Haden, Pechey and Ravensbourne.

Print Maps you can download, and links to map websites: Qld Street Maps, Google Maps and Toowoomba Regional Council TRMAPS

High Country Hamlets Micro-Region Map

Printable Maps – PDF files of maps originally published in the print version of the Crows Nest Directory.

Street maps with index – Link to

Mapping Services – Google Maps or Council TRMAPS.