Crows Nest is a small but growing town north of Toowoomba that is encounted when traveling north towards Kingaroy. Crows Nest is a quite pretty town that has lots of neat characteristics. The Town Square being a feature.

The town was named after Aboriginal, Jimmy Crow, who gave directions to early European settlers. He lived in a hollow tree known as Crows Nest. A statue of Crow stands in the centre of the village green.

Town facilities include a large pavilion for sports activities and other functions, showground’s and a 25 m heated pool. 6 km east of the town is the Crows Nest National Park.

Crows Nest was declared a town in 1876. A branch railway line from Toowoomba, which serviced a number of sawmills and a dairying district, was finished in 1886.

 In the 1950s and 60s the town's population declined together with the local industries.

Crows Nest is serviced by just the single pub.

The Crows Nest famous Folk Museum is located on the western approach to the town. And if open worth a look. Likewise the Antiques Emporium is just bursting with product.

All of the main congregational churches are represented. The Catholic Church being the largest and traditional.

The Crows Nest War Memorial has centre stage in the town with a great profile within town square.

Crows Nest is a nice town and is not too far from Toowoomba. If on route enjoy the stopover and refreshment

Heritage diary


Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course