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Published December 31st 2010
If tranquillity and sitting on the edge of the world is your scene, then consider escaping to beautiful Ravensbourne.

Sunrise reflection
Sunrise over a local dam

Located on the escarpment between Hampton and Esk, about 30 minutes from Toowoomba, there are a number of accommodation options including luxurious three and four bedroom houses, self-contained cabins as well as camping at nearby Lake Cressbrook.

Sit back, relax and soak it all in, or lace up your walking shoes and go bushwalking at either the Ravensbourne National Park or the nearby Crows Nest National Park, with its spectacular water falls and "Valley of Diamonds" Lookout. Don't forget to checkout the local arts and crafts, and of course the local coffeeshops.

The local Lakes of Cressbrook, Cooby and Perserverance are ideal for water sports such as boating, fishing and canoeing and all are less than a half an hour's drive.

There is also an abundance of bird life for the birdwatchers colourful king parrots to the harder to spot whip birds.

Ravensbourne has a natural, unspoilt beauty the rolling grass of the farmland, the forest of the National Park, and of course, the spectacular views from the escarpment, and the area is its own microcosm - changing moods and light with the seasons.

The Queen
A curious female king parrot

Irrespective of how long you stay, you will be left wanting more.
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