On the crest of the Great Dividing Range the air is drier and cooler.
The High Country in in any season is the ideal place to visit with someone special. Book your perfect getaway now. If you bring the kids
The younger ones will enjoy the playground in Centenary Park. For teenagers Skelly reserve has a skateboarding rink and more demanding playground equipment. The playground at Lake Cressbrook is brilliant for all ages.
things to do in the High Country
On the crest of the Great Dividing Range the air is drier and cooler. The High Country in in any season is the ideal place to visit with someone special. Book your perfect getaway now.
2. TAKE A RIDE
Our district is full of cycling opportunities for all ages, from road cycling to mountain biking. Crows Nest is truly a Mountain Bike Mecca, offering flat, smooth, easy rides on gravel roads in the pine forests and public country roads as well as hard core rides for the fit and adventurous. Go to the Mountain Bike Mecca website for information on a number of these rides, and more are coming.
3. Picnic in the Park
Load up some goodies and pack a blanket or better yet take some snags to cook on the BBQ. We have loads of local and national parks to choose from and enjoy. Take a Sticky Beak here.
4. Visit the Crows Nest Museum
Be transported into another time and atmosphere with interactive displays. Show your children how it happened when things moved at a slower pace. The museum boasts its very own village! Take a Sticky Beak here.
5.Explore our district’s talent.
The Crows Nest Art Gallery has a new and exciting display each month. The Community Arts & Crafts Shop is open every day. A great place to admire the work of local artists and craftsmen. Take home a unique souvenir of your visit, or a special gift for a friend.
6. Take a country drive.
Spectacular landscapes that are a photographer’s dream.
- Bitumen only motorcycle routes.
- Soft 4WD trails along deserted back roads.
- Tourist drive around Lakes Perseverance and Cressbrook.
- Birding trails visiting the local beauty spots.
7. Step back in time with a historic walk
Crows Nest village has more history than you think! The Lions Club have embedded plaques in the footpaths to identify key historic buildings and locations. Download thePDF brochure. You will know a lot more about the town if you find all 60 of them!
8.Visit the local dams
Our dams are an excellent place to fish, kayak, walk or ride. There are excellent picnic facilities available and one has the perfect campground. Head out for a day or a week’s adventure at Lake Cooby, Lake Perseverance or Lake Cressbrook.
9. Explore the library
Membership of the John French VC Memorial Library is available free to any resident of Queensland who is able to provide proof of address. Borrow a book, read the newspapers, browse a magazine. Members and visitors have a daily entitlement of 60 minutes free internet use and up to 3 hours access to Microsoft office.
10. Go For a swim
Pop into the Crows Nest Comunity Council Pool in New England Highway. There is a kids wading pool, heated pool, disabled access.