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 Fitch's Feats

A hiking and biking guide. 

1. ON THE WAY TO FITCH'S FEATS TRAIL

Highfields Pioneer Village open daily 10 am - 4.00 pm.
Brindabella Gardens - 3 acres of English style gardens.

2. BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK CENTRE

Stop for a fine coffee and view the original German clocks and artefacts.

3. FARMERS ARMS TAVERN

Stop in here for a great meal and learn the history of Cabarlah's pubs.

4. AROMA AUSTRALIS (closed).

5. ARGYLE HOMESTEAD

Built in 1884, where old traditions and gracious living still linger. (Currently closed.)

6. DAIRY FARMING

When logging ceased, the cleared land was divided up for dairying. The milk was taken to Spring Bluff railway station by horse-drawn wagon.

7. MERRITS CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Built in 1925. Now a private dwelling.

8. PECHEY

Edward Pechey  set up the first sawmills in the area in the 1850s. The mills employed up to 100 men.

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9. CROWS NEST

When in Crows Nest, do the Applegum Walk from Bullocky's Rest to Hartmann Park, visit the Carbethon Folk Museum.

10. BACK CREEK

This is how the region may have looked prior to the 1850s when logging started..

11. CROWS NEST NATIONAL PARK

Don't miss the bushwalk to the Valley of the Diamonds.

12. TRACKING STATION - COOBY CREEK

Built in 1966 beside the road in to Loveday Cove for NASA. A 12-metre antenna was used to receive and transmit information to satellites, which served as the forerunner to modern telecommunication satellites.  The station closed in 1970 and the equipment removed. More information.

13. TOOWOOMBA GRAMMAR SCHOOL FARM

Now Reflections at Cooby, a conference centre.

Footnote: Ben Fitch

Over seventy years ago a Crows Nest lad distinguished himself by winning over 100 prizes in cycling road races. He raced throughout Australia from Warnambool to Warwick, Bundaberg to Roma and of course, in Crows Nest.

In 1915 he joined his fellow countrymen in France to fight in the first World War. Two years latter he was wounded badly enough to stop him from ever riding a bike again.

In honour of his feats, and in the romance of yesteryear, these trails are named after him.

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Fitches Feats

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