Nestled on a gentle curve of the New England Highway entering the village of Crows Nest, this outwardly unassuming motel offers a perfect location for a ‘stay and country play’.
Very recently the Crows Nest Motel has changed into the hands of owners brimming with a love of its country style and location and who are bringing years of hospitality and business experience with them as well as keen eyes for its future potential. The location is a very easy drive under two hours from the coastal strip of South East Queensland. It promises a country experience and with its charming entrance and quality units and service it delivers in spades.
It brings travellers along the alternative New England Highway route which wends its way through a variety of other country towns all the way to Rockhampton. Only 45 minutes from the largest inland regional city of Toowoomba, the long stretches of wattles now in bloom along the highway herald Spring and beckon loudly to discover the natural beauty of the surrounding national parks, waterfall, dams, hiking and biking trails. Choosing the motel as a base is a wise move. Obviously an overnight stay will not do justice to the area – you are invited to come, linger longer and discover the delights this motel base can offer.
Foodie adventures are bringing tastebuds to life here too. From the high-end offerings of award-winning Myrtille restaurant, the awesome coffee at Harpers Country, tempting tastes of the The Curly Carrot and My Little Bluberry’s pastries, you might need to bring your stretchy pants.
Not everyone has a van or is into camping, so the motel offers that alternative option and level of comfort. Overflow from the motel can be arranged at the Tourist Park Cabins if needed. The motel also has a great space for celebrating special occasions and the friendly staff, high standards and highly recommended service ensures value for money.
Crows Nest is the epitome of a country community. The surrounding High Country Hamlets are producing nationally recognised fruits, vegetables and value-added products. The nearby Pechey Distillery is a gin-lovers delight which goes well with the old-fashioned flavours of the Soft drink Factory. Drinks over the counter at The Old Crow pub are well worth breasting the bar for as well.
The close-knit community has rallied together through adversity. Sharing the Crows Nest story is important to all here in the community. With its timber-getting history proudly recognised and shared to others via the picnic area and the historical Museum, its Arts and Crafts Centre, its renowned Meats and More butchery, and the heritage facades of the village centred around the impressive park, this friendly little country town has a peaceful vibe of yesteryear but with a contemporary feel. There is nearly always an exhibition at the art deco Art Gallery to tempt the curious art lover.