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

Crows Nest District offers soft adventure activities such as Mountain biking, Road cycling, Bushwalking, orienteering, Horseback riding, lama tours, Birdwatching, Camping, Backpacking, swimming, Fishing, Boating/sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Water skiing, Hunting, Rifle and pistol shooting, motor cycling, soft 4WD and Dog sledding.

Soft Adventure Travelers don’t need any special qualifications to enjoy this type of travel as it is not overly demanding physically. They only need to have a desire for an unusual or memorable experience and a reasonably good health. Crows Nest is the perfect place for all your soft adventures, we have everything pretty much covered:


Bird trails. Drives and walks, Horse and bike trails, orienteering

Local parks and reserves, National parks,
Motorcycle tours & Soft 4WD.

We have something to see and do for everyone! Directions to a special place. Take a stickybeak at Crows Nest. Enjoy the clean fresh mountain air of the High Country. Call in at a Visitor Information Centre for the latest on what to do, where to eat, where to stay.

Mountain Biking

Crows Nest district has dozens of quiet country roads and forestry tracks to enjoy on two wheels, on horsback or on foot. 


Each trail has a number of sites. with a brief description of the habitat, how to get there, GPS readings and a few of the birds you might find there. 


You have a choice of ways to explore the region: on foot or by car; on public roads or on tracks in National Parks, around the lakes or in bushland reserves.

Local Parks and Reserves

Cooby, Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams. Applegum walk and Hartmann Park, Dingo Mountain park and more.


National parks protect and conserve  Queensland’s natural environment and cultural heritage. Visit our spectacular National Parks

Motorcycle Tours

A wide range of touring experiences – winding roads of the Bunya Mountains, sweeping corners on the  Downs and South Burnett, the loops of our Lakes.

Soft 4x4 Trails

Seven 4WD trails to choose from. The trails are on public roads, mostly gravel or formed earth. Some are in poor condition. A 4WD is recommended.

Soft Camping

Cabins, camping, powered & ensuite sites, pets, restaurants, camp kitchens, group friendly. Secure and relaxing places to stay.

Soft Boating & Fishing

The three lakes: Cooby, Cressbrook and Perseverance all have Camping, Fishing and boating, with individual guidelines.

Horse and Bike Trails

Explore the beauty of the Crows Nest Region on the saddle of your horse or on your bike. Please tell someone your plans


Crows Nest District provides a wide variety of terrain for all levels of orienteering. Range Runners Orienteering Club organises events in the Toowoomba Region including the Crows Nest District. Upcoming events are advertised on their Facebook Page.