Crows Nest Queensland, The Village in High Country

Bullockys Rest - historical site, picnics, walking tracks.


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A replica bullock team is featured in the park.
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Counting the birds on the waterbird habitat



Toowoomba Road. Bullockies Rest Park, Crows Nest Qld Map


Bullockys Rest was originally used as a camp for bullock teams hauling timber from Cooyar to Toowoomba because of the fresh water supply.

A Waterbird Habitat was developed by Crows Nest Shire Council in 1994 with the construction of two low weirs and associated revegetation. This has since been changed radically by the floods of 2011.

Picnic Area

There is a picnic area with a gas barbecue next to the waterbird habitat. The replica bullock team, two shelters and a toilet block have been installed by the Crows Nest Lions Club. Funding from the Heritage Community Branch enabled the installation of a flagpole and lighting.

The picnic area is dominated by eucalypts and a Rough-barked Apple (Angophora sp), reputed to be the tree with the crows nest where the bullockies met. This may have been he origin of the town's name. See the story of Bullockys Rest.

Applegum Walk

Applegum Walk is a track linking Bullockys Rest with Hartmann Park 1.5 km away.


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