Take the Warrego Highway (A2) to Toowoomba, then follow the signs north up the New England Highway (A3); or try the shortcut via Esk. Turn north at Hampton for Crows Nest, or south for Highfields.
Roadworks Information (March 2014): Roadworks on the Toowoomba Range are no longer causing signigicant delays. Check the traffic cameras. The roadworks will be completed early in 2014.
Alternate Routes from Brisbane to Toowoomba listed by the RACQ.
From the north
From Kingaroy take the D'Aguilar Highway to Yarraman and then the New England Highway (A3) to Crows Nest and Highfields.
From further north, take the Burnett Highway (A3) through Goomeri to Nanango, the D'Aguilar Highway to Yarraman, and then south on the New England Highway, or try the short cut via Maidenwell.
From the south
Take the New England Highway (A3) through Warwick to Toowoomba and north to Highfields and Crows Nest.
Or from the Newell Highway (A5) to Goondiwindi, then the Gore Highway (A39) to Toowoomba and the New England Highway (A3) north to Highfields and Crows Nest.
From the west
Take the Warrego Highway (A2) from Charleville through Roma to Toowoomba, and then north on the New England Highway (A3) to Highfields and Crows Nest, or try the short cut from Dalby through Goombungee.
Bus Queensland from Toowoomba to Crows Nest. Three services a day, Monday to Friday.
To Brisbane, then by bus.
Skytrans has direct services from Sydney and inland Queensland towns to Toowoomba: www.skytrans.com.au
The Crows Nest Highfields District in South East Queensland stretches 100 km along the New England Highway north of Toowoomba, perched on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, with the Upper Brisbane Valley to the East, and the Condamine River catchment of the Murray-Darling Basin to the west.