We prefer to go west on long weekends in Brisbane to avoid the terrible traffic heading north and south. There are many options and for Easter 2022 elected to try Crows Nest, a small town about 30 K north of Toowoomba. Left home just after lunch on the Thursday and took the route via Esk so we got to see some of Wivenhoe Dam on the way there.
We a nice drive with very little traffic (luxury) and we arrived at the township in a little over two hours. We drove past the caravan park straight to town to see how far it would take to walk from the park. The township itself is very nice and we stopped at the IGA to buy some extra supplies before heading to the caravan park.
The greeting was friendly and fast. We had paid prior to arriving and we did not need keys or codes for the bathrooms which was nice.
It is a park that has some trees and it is a nice looking place.
Bathrooms were quite modern.
Our site was powered and we are getting a bit faster at setting up.
Dinner was a simple reheat of a frozen bolognaise sauce with bite size pasta freshly boiled.
Next morning breakfast was bacon and eggs before walking to the township. It is around 1.5 km and there is a well laid out pathway to keep you off the highway. You do need to cross the road though at one point to join a better formed pathway.
The town centre is actually laid out around a war memorial park rather than just shops along the highway. The park is very nice and provides plenty of space for kids to play. There are also toilet facilities.
There is a hardware store, used book store, bakery, fish n chip shop, some cafes and a pub so there are plenty of food options.
We liked it so much we walked to town again on the Saturday and had lunch (pies and cream bun) at the bakery.
It was a great simple weekend, very restful. On the third night we upgraded to a small cabin for a bit more comfort and in the morning made pancakes before heading home via coffee at Highfields chocolate shop and some shopping at Myer in Toowoomba.
if you want a great shopping experience, Toowoomba Myer at Easter Sunday is very pleasant. There are no large crowds and the staff are friendly and attentive. Following lunch at the food court in the shopping centre we headed down the range and back to Brisbane for an Easter Monday at home. What a great weekend.