High on Life in QLD’s High Country!

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

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