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Crows Nest National Park

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by Cassandra Stephens (subscribe)
A children's author, partner and mother of three, I love adventure, travel and all things creative. Visit my website at www.CassandraStephensAuthor.com
Published April 9th 2019
Water, wildlife and wonder
Get in touch with nature at Crows Nest National Park, just 40 minutes drive North of Toowoomba.

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Tall gum trees tower overhead


Tall slender gums line the walking tracks to waterfalls and ponds, while various forms of wildlife can be found throughout the bushland.

Kookaburras, brush-tailed rock wallabies, lizards and cicadas are just some of the land inhabitants, while platypus, turtles and water birds can be spotted in and around the creek.

There is plenty of wildlife to see, including the brush-tailed rock wallaby


A wonderful spot for picnics, swimming, birdwatching and camping, there are also a number of walking tracks to various landmarks including the Koonin lookout.

The tracks range between 1 and 4.5 kms (return) with varying degrees of difficulty. The class 4 tracks require a moderate level of agility and fitness with adequate footwear, while the class 3 walks are generally well defined with some steps and inclines.

It is a good idea to bring plenty of water and sun protection as it generally takes around 20 minutes to walk a kilometre.

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The walk to the Cascades is a class 4 track

You can cool down in one of the swimming holes after your walk and cook a hearty meal on either gas or wood-fired BBQs at the picnic areas and camping ground. Showers and toilets are also available on site.

An e-permit is required for the campgrounds and bookings are essential for school holidays and long weekends

Crows Nest National Park map
Crows Nest National Park offers many great facilities for camping, picnics and bush walks


Dogs, bicycles and smoking are not permitted anywhere in the park.
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Why? Swimming, camping and picnics with plenty of wildlife
When: All year round
Where: Crows Nest National Park
Cost: Free
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A beautiful part of the world. Thanks for the article.
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