The Hamlets of Qld’s High Country are scattered north of Toowoomba on the Great Dividing Range.
Picture this – dramatic scenery, serene national parks and sweet country towns.
Sound like a great day trip? Chris took his best mate, Barry – his brand spanking new Isuzu D-Max on an adventure!
Start in the town of Hampton at the Visitor Info Centre where you can pick up a map or two for inspiration.
Crows Nest National Park is only a quick drive north of Hampton. The Falls Lookout track is short and sweet and leads to a lagoon with turtles. After a big rain – you can watch the water spill 20 metres over granite cliffs.
Crows Nest town is a bustling little place. Famed for the ‘Crows Nest’ soft drinks – they are celebrating their 100th birthday this year. A novel thing in town – Meats & More – who offer curbside delivery! Perfect if you are planning on a BBQ at one of the many picnic spots.
If you’re road-tripping with a 4WD – you can get off bitumen if you follow the Hampton-Esk road for about 10 kays, before turning on to Shearer Road – direction, Ravensborne National Park.
The track will spit you out at a rather speccy spot – Gus Beutel’s Lookout. Amazing views over the Lockyer Valley. Toilets and shady picnic facilities. A great place to fire up the BBQ and enjoy the view!
You can find more inspo here; www.crowsnest.qld.au/soft-4wd-trails