Out and About
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.
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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.
The Crows Nest Tourist Park will be playing host to a rare and exciting event this April when the Australian Flxible Clipper Club arrives for their annual Easter Rally. It will be the first time the rally will be held in Queensland, with members expected to attend from all over the country.
In 1948 Sir Reginald Ansett of Ansett Transport Industries, best remembered for Ansett Airlines, brought the first Flxible Clipper bus to Australia. Since then, the vehicles have become rare collectors items for dedicated enthusiasts. To celebrate their history, the group will be making the busses available to the public on the Saturday 20th April at the Crows Nest Tourist park where visitors will be able to experience these nostalgic touring vehicles.
For years, Crows Nest has been a town often bypassed by first time campers, families looking for a short getaway or even grey nomads travelling through the region. But with so many amazing and unique things to do in the region, we have compiled a list of 10 exciting things to do. Trust us, you won't want to bypass this town again.
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