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Autumn in the High Country

On the crest of the Great Dividing Range, the High Country in autumn is the perfect place to visit with someone special, get close to nature with a picnic at one of our National Parks or Lakes. Book your perfect autumn getaway now.

10 things to do this autumn


gentle walk

01. Take a hike

Our district is full of wonderful landscapes with picturesque walks and trails. Slap on a hat, pack some snacks, plenty of water, and discover the hidden gems.


02. Picnic in the Park

Nothing beats a picnic in the park. Load up some goodies and pack a blanket or better yet take some snags to cook on the BBQ. We have loads of local and national parks to choose from and enjoy. 

Bum Bum Creek Bridge 325gw

03. Go on a treasure hunt

Create a list and explore! It can be any theme from nature to quirky signs. Just grab the family and head out to find the treasures of our district.


04. Visit the Crows Nest Museum

Be transported into another time and atmosphere with interactive displays. Show your children how it happened when things moved at a slower pace. The museum boasts its very own village!


John French VC

05. Explore the library

Membership of the John French VC Memorial Library is available free to any resident of Queensland who is able to provide proof of address. Borrow a book, read the newspapers, browse a magazine. Members and visitors have a daily entitlement of 60 minutes free internet use and up to 3 hours access to Microsoft Office.

CNCAC William Street

06. Explore our district's talent.

The Crows Nest Art Gallery has a new and exciting display each month. The Community Arts & Crafts Shop is open every day. A great place to admire the work of local artists and craftsmen. Take home a unique souvenir of your visit, or a special gift for a friend.

Lake Cressbrook barbecue

07. Visit the local dams

Our dams are an excellent place to fish, kayak, walk or ride. There are excellent picnic favilities available and one has the perfect campground. Head out for a day or a week's adventure at Lake Cooby, Lake Perseverance or Lake Cressbrook

post office

08. Step back in time with a historic walk

Crows Nest village has more history than you think! The Lions Club have embedded plaques in the foorpaths to identify key historic buildings and locations. You will know a lot more about the town if you find all 60 of them!


cyclists drink break 325gw

09. Get on ya bike

Whether your bike has pedals or a motor, we can keep you busy. Over seventy years ago a Crows Nest lad distinguished himself by winning over 100 prizes in cycling road races. We have a local guide to honour his memory. For the motorcyclist, we offer easy access to a wide range of touring experiences.

road down to Emu Ck

10. Take a country drive.

Spectacular landscapes that are a photographers dream. From bitumen only motorcycle routes to soft 4WD trails, from a tourist drive to a birding trail, there is eveything you could want.


If you bring the kids

There are playgrounds in many of the local parks, The younger ones will enjoy the train in Centenary Park. For teenagers Skelly reserve has a skateboarding rink. The playground at Lake Cressbrook is brilliant for all ages. 

A weekend away

With Southern Queensland Country as your guide.

Where to stay

Accommodation. Quiet and friendly country hospitality at B&Bs, cottages, the local motel or country pub.
Or get closer to nature with your caravan or tent.

Where to eat

Buy a meal or cook your own. Cafés, hotel, takeaways, supermarket.
Enjoy our wine and local produce: olives, berries, fruit and vegetables.

Markets. Meet the locals and buy local craft, wines, cakes, jams and produce.