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Catch up on what's happening in and around the Crows Nest Tourist and Caravan Park
Crows Nest Accommodation
Spring is the best time of year to visit the Darling Downs and Crows Nest. The weather is perfect, the gardens are in full bloom and there is plenty to see and do. Our Caravan Park is a wonderful base for you to set out and explore everything the region has to offer, located only 40 minutes to Toowoomba and just over an hour to the Bunya Mountains.
The most popular spring event in our region is the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Running from the 20th to the 29th September, the region comes to life with a multitude of events to attend including the Festival of Food and Wine, the Floral Parade and Open Garden Tours.
The Darling Downs and surrounds produces huge quantities of fresh fruit and vegetables, quality hand-made crafts and gourmet foods. They are on display at one of the many Farmers Markets that are held every weekend. The closest markets to Crows Nest Tourist Park would be the Cabarlah Markets held on the last Sunday of each month.
The Crows Nest / Ravensbourne region produces delicious organic avocados, blueberries, wine, olives, pork and honey. These can usually be purchased from the farm gate. Click HERE for a list of Farmers Markets in our region.
Our region is perfect for relaxed, country driving. Experience 'Steele Rudd' country or enjoy a drive through many of the National Parks. An amazing place to visit is the Bunya Mountains, just over an hour from Crows Nest. The Bunya Mountains is pristine, peaceful and spectacular. The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the world’s largest forest of bunya pines. This special place is definitely worth a visit.
Crows Nest Tourist Park has an assortment of powered sites throughout the park, perfect for your caravan or RV. All sites have a night light, 15 amp power and drinking water. You can even book an ensuited site with 5 star quality at a realistic price!
Things to do while staying at Crows Nest Tourist Park.
Eating out with children can be a stressful and tiring experience, unless of course you visit places they can also enjoy. There are plenty of child-friendly dining destinations within 40 minutes drive of Crows Nest Tourist Park.
We would recommend starting the day off at...
Breakfast at Emeraude, Hampton (20 minutes drive)
A 'Micro Region Eatery' in the very beautiful Hampton, Emeraude use locally-sourced ingredients. The Afghani Eggs (below) are delicious and feature free range 'K Farm' eggs poached in butter and local Hampton lime juice, Turkish toast smothered with hummus and finished with garlic yogurt, house blend of roast spiced seeds and nuts and Crows Nest garden mint.
Open from 9am Thursday and Friday and 8am on weekends, the outdoor area is best for families with young children so that they are free to move around and play. We would recommend booking a table as it does get very busy. To book, please visit their Facebook Page.
After such a wonderful breakfast, you won't feel hungry until lunch! Just down the road from Emeraude, is the Hampton Blue Organic Farm. You can book a Farm Tour at Hampton Blue, an organic blueberry and raspberry orchard situated at Hampton. This is a wonderful experience for children to either pick their own berries or wander around the farm. Book a Farm Tour by contacting them on their website before you visit.
Alternatively, head back Crows Nest way to Bunnyconnellen, an Olive Grove and Vineyard set in the high country of Crows Nest. With Cellar Door tastings and gourmet cafe on Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm, there is plenty of room for the children to run around. Visit their website for information on the 'Machinery Shed' Cellar Door.
Head back to our onsite cafe for lunch, The Hidden Cocina. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday, children's meals are available and we have plenty of room for them to run around. Parents, sit back and relax with a glass of wine and enjoy tapas, traditional burritos or delicious Latin-American meals from our menu. We also have gourmet pizza's available most nights of the week.
View the Tapas menu here or visit the Facebook page here.
Other child-friendly food destinations within 45 minutes drive from Crows Nest include...
The Chocolate Cottage at Highfields. This cafe is extremely child-friendly with loads of space and of course, chocolates! Their handmade chocolates are only available to purchase in 'the cafe and come in 60 different varieties. Click here to visit their website.
Danish Flower Art at Highfields. Also incredibly child-friendly with children's play area, outdoor toys and craft shop. They also do amazing savoury and sweet scones and have multiple menu options for children and gluten free. Click here to visit their Facebook page.
For more 'Food Trail' options, please visit
Camping with Kids at Crows Nest Tourist Park
When camping with children at Crows Nest Caravan Park, they will absolutely love cooking a delicious meal over an open fire. We have a number of camp fires set up around the caravan park for guest use or if you would prefer your own fire, take one of our fire pits back to your cabin or tent and cook in the privacy of your own space.
Please find below, three easy camp fire recipes that kids will love to make while staying with us...
Crows Nest Best Family-friendly Accommodation
There are many reasons why a camping, caravan or cabin holiday is fantastic for families for young children, especially if the park has excellent onsite facilities! Crows Nest Caravan Park accommodation have the onsite features needed for a relaxed, easy and safe family holiday.
On site facilities can make the world of difference when holidaying with young kids.
Our caravan park guests can make use of the camp kitchen for fussy eaters or enjoy delicious Latin American meal at our new café, ‘The Hidden Cocina’. There is also a fantastic IGA store, butcher, baker and bottle shop located within walking distance of our caravan park.
If you stay in the warmer months, we have a salt water pool onsite. In the cooler months, enjoy a campfire with the children, roasting marshmallows over an open fire. With plenty of space to run around and play in the outdoors, parents will appreciate our open playground area where kids love to explore.
Warm showers, clean flushing toilets and an onsite camp kitchen are much easier for parents with younger children and means less messing around in makeshift camp showers and drop toilets. If camping is not really your thing, book a family-friendly cabin with supplied linen, air-conditioning, ensuites, laundries and kitchenettes.
We are also pet friendly so, please feel free to bring the family dog to make your stay even more enjoyable. For more information on our onsite facilities, please click here.
Crows Nest Caravan Park has a range of accommodation still available during the Carnival of Flowers weekend in September. Located just an hour from Toowoomba, we have a number of powered sites and cabins still available, however, they won’t last long!
Our cabins are perfect for families with children, with two bedroom family cottages and bungalows available for up to 6 guests. This style of accommodation includes air-conditioning, full kitchen, upright fridge, dining table, balcony and outdoor setting, TV and laundry.
We will be providing our guests with a chartered bus two and from Toowoomba on both the Saturday and Sunday of the carnival. There will be a small cost involved to use this bus service.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at our new café, ‘The Hidden Cocina’, a Latin American-inspired café with meals including Chuleta de Cordero (Grilled lamb cutlets with Chimichurri sauce), Halloumi a la Plancha (Grilled Halloumi served with an Iberian spicy sauce) or Burrito por la Mañana (Breakfast burrito, tortilla, brown rice, black beans, scrambled eggs, cheese, pico de gallo sauce and salsa verde). Children’s meals are also available. To view our menus, please click here.
Crows Nests Best Park Accommodation
Are you craving a relaxed and easy winter getaway to the country? Crows Nest Caravan Park is perfect for an easy weekend getaway to the country. Located just two hours from Brisbane and one hour from Toowoomba, you will not spend too much of your getaway travelling in the car.
Suitable for both couples or families, our cabins are fully serviced, each with a kitchenette, air conditioning and all linen supplied. We have 24 cabins available and a number of sleeping configurations, from a motel-style double cabin up to our two bedroom bungalow with ensuite. Please click here to view our range of cabin accommodation.
While camping is a great, fun activity for all ages, it may never seem like the ‘perfect time’ to introduce camping to your young families. We get it, taking your family camping for the first time can feel like a huge challenge, but it doesn’t have to be that way; with the right planning, your first time camping as a family can be a breeze, meaning you can spend more time enjoying yourself.
As the school term starts up once again after the Easter break, it’s hard to imagine that the next school holidays will be upon us again in no time. Many parents are already thinking about out how to keep themselves and their family occupied during the next school holiday break. Whether you’re looking for a change in climate, some time away from the city or just something a bit different, Crows Nest has got you covered with 7 kid friendly activities to convince you and your family to experience this beautiful region.
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