Where is it: Three Mile Road, Crows Nest, Qld – about 2 hours’ drive west of Brisbane (or 45 minutes’ drive north of Toowoomba)
What's it all about: A lovely and quiet National Park with a few little swimming holes!
Tell me more: This is a really nice day trip from Brisbane that will see you in a lovely bush setting! Pack a picnic and your walking shoes to take a relaxing walk through quiet bushland and beautiful granite outcrops. And don’t forget your swimmers and towel as there a few easy to access creek and swimming hole locations along the walk. You can’t swim in the falls themselves as it is quite dangerous, however there is a lovely lookout point and after heavy rain the falls can be quite impressive! There is lots of wildlife as well – we saw birds, goannas and wallabies when we visited, but there are also platypus in the river (we weren’t lucky enough to see any though)! There is a picnic area with toilets and bbq areas however there is no water so you will need to bring your own. A lovely visit for the day or even better to camp for a night or two!
Amenities: Basic facilities but ok considering the relative isolation! 👍👍
Cost: Free to enjoy the park, however you will need to factor in the cost of getting there! 👍👍👍👍
Parking: Parking is free and there should be enough place for everyone! 👍👍👍
Access: It’s a little out of the way, but that’s part of the charm of this place! 👍👍
Best for: A lovely day trip and perhaps suited for the more mobile kids 4 and up! 👍👍👍
Summary: Crows Nest Falls National Park is lovely region and it really feels like you are right in the outback! 👍👍👍👍
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