Welcome to Highfields & Crows Nest
North of Toowoomba the New England Hwy travels the ridges of the Great Dividing Range. The route passes through the nondescript Toowoomba satellite town of Highfields on its way north to the cute if uneventful town of Crows Nest. The latter town – circulating around a village green about 50km north of Toowoomba – plays host to the World Worm Races every October. Far more impressive is the Crows Nest National Park, 6km east of town. Here, eucalyptus forest and a seasonal waterfall are punctuated by craggy granite outcrops, sheer cliffs and shy but curious wallabies.