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Toowoomba Scenic Rim 175 km

Crows Nest, Toowoomba, Mt Lofty, Prince Henry Drive, Picnic Point,  Helidon via Flagstone Ck.

Visit all the scenic lookouts of Toowoomba. ( A test of your map-reading skills.)

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Toowoomba Scenic Rim directions 480w

Crows Nest

Fuel up at Crows Nest Fuel Supplies.

Head south on the New England Highway (A3) towards Toowoomba.

Turn right to Goombungee

Turn left onto Kingsthorpe Haden Road.

Just out of Goombungee turn left onto Goombungee Meringandan Road past the Golf Course (look for the Aherns M&S building).

At Meringandan West T intersection, turn left onto Yalangar Lilyvale Road.

Ride past Lavenders Road on the left then turn onto Gowrie Lilyvale Road toward Gowrie Junction.

At Gowrie Junction T intersection, turn left onto Ambrose Street.

At the roundabout, take the third exit to Old Homebush Road.

Cross the railway and after a sweeping left hander pass McMahon Road on the left.

Turn next left onto Ganzers Road.

60 km

Follow the road past the new Range Crossing works, and Baillie Henderson Hospital on the left. Turn left onto Griffiths Street and cross the railway (lookout for Willowburn Railway Station).


At the T intersection with the New England Highway, turn right and immediately sharp left onto Munro Street.

Follow the road past Harlaxton House on the right, arguably where the Lamington was first served. Take the first left onto Mabel Street.

At the T intersection with Stuart St, turn right then immediately left onto Henry St and immediately right onto Martini Street.

Take the first left onto Benjamin Street (look for Mount Lofty Nursing Home on your right).


At the T intersection with North Street, turn left and ride to the Mount Lofty Lookout. Enjoy the view.  

Mt Lofty
 7 km

Retrace your ride west along North Street. Take the first left onto Mary Street and immediately left onto Range Street. 

At the T intersection, turn left on Mackenzie St to the Lookout. 

Retrace your ride south on Mackenzie Street. Pass Boyce Gardens on the right, then turn left onto Jellicoe Street. 

At the bottom of the hill, follow the road onto Curzon Street. 

At the roundabout, take the first exit to Bridge Street. 

Follow the road keeping left onto Prince Henry Drive to Katoomba Lookout. Enjoy the view. 

Prince Henry Drive
 5 km

Continue. At the T intersection, turn left onto Bridge Street and first sweeping left onto Dudley Street. 

Ride past Webb Park (enjoy the views) and take the first left onto Wirra Wirra Court. 

Take the second left onto Fernside Street. 

At the T intersection, turn left onto Mayes Street. 

At the roundabout, ride straight through onto Tourist Road. 

Follow Tourist Road across the Warrego Highway, veering left to continue on Tourist Road. 

At the roundabout, take the first exit to James Street and keep right onto Tourist Road. 


At the roundabout, take the first exit to Tourist Drive (Picnic Point). Lookout and Café.

Continue. Sharp left onto Tobruk Memorial Drive to Bill Goulds Lookout. Enjoy the view.

Picnic Point
 8 km

Continue around Tobruk Memorial Drive and at the T intersection, turn sharp left onto Heller Street. 

At the Give Way sign, turn right onto South Street. 

At the Stop sign, turn left onto Rowbotham Street. 

Continue on Rowbotham Street through the roundabout. 

Rowbotham Street veers right at Stenner Street. Turn left onto Flagstone Creek Road. 

Follow Flagstone Creek Rd (Horsfalls Lane) to the intersection with Blanchview Rd. Turn left onto Blanchview Road. 

Take the first turn right onto Silver Pinch Road. 

At the T intersection, turn left onto Back Flagstone Creek Road. 

At the T intersection, turn left onto Railway Street. 

Helidon via Flagstone Creek

25 km

Pass under the Warrego Highway and at the T intersection, turn left onto Gunn Street (at the Criterion Hotel). 

First left across Sheep Station Ck. Cross Lockyer Creek, Turn right onto Warrego Highway. 

Turn right onto Murphys Ck Rd. Turn left towards Murphys Ck (Spring Bluff). 

Turn right onto the New England Hwy towards Crows Nest. 

At Pechey, turn right to Lake Cressbrook. At crossroads, turn left to Crows Nest

Crows Nest
70 km

Grand Old Crow Hotel- motorcycle friendly Pub. Meals daily 12noon-2pm. 6pm-8pm.

Accommodation available at Caravan Park, Motel, Pub and nearby B & Bs.

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