Thursday, August 27, 2009

Crows Nest National Park (Adventure Trip)


Crows Nest National Park

Crows Nest National Park is about 50km away from Toowoomba, Toowoomba South to be exact. The adventure trip begun right after we had a more-than-satisfying meal at Angelo's House Restaurant and it took us roughly one hour of driving to reach the destination.

Crows Nest National Park

We're finally here, thanks to the helpful GPS!

Crows Nest National Park

Somewhere at the entrance, there was this pair of old couple sitting under the trees, reading books while enjoying the sunny weather and its wonderful scenery.

Crows Nest National Park

Checking out the map of Crows Nest National Park.
There are several things we can do here and jungle trekking was what we chose to do.

Crows Nest National Park: Jungle Trekking

We're all ready with water bottle, camera, cap and some biscuits.
Shall we make a move now?

Crows Nest National Park: Jungle Trekking

It's more like jungle trekking and I definitely wore the wrong shoes.

Crows Nest National Park: Jungle Trekking

A warning notice board says, "Climbing on, jumping or diving from rocks in this area is dangerous".

Crows Nest National Park: Parrot

Along the walking trail, we saw many wild animals, parrot is one of them.

Crows Nest National Park: Jungle Trekking

Which path shall we take now? Falls via Kauyoo Loop or Falls and Koonin Lookout?
The second option sounds more interesting.

Crows Nest National Park: Crows Nest Falls

Crows Nest Falls lookout (2.1km return - allow 45 minutes).

Crows Nest National Park: Crows Nest Falls

Unfortunately, the water level was very low and we saw no waterfall.

Crows Nest National Park: Jungle Trekking

We came across a giant tree trunk!

Crows Nest National Park: Jungle Trekking

Some wild orange fungus.

Crows Nest National Park: Koonin Lookout

Koonin Lookout (4.5km return - allow one and a half hour return).

Crows Nest National Park: Koonin Lookout

That was something rewarding after a long and tiring walk.

Crows Nest National Park: Koonin Lookout

Breath-taking views from Koonin Lookout.

DSC01160Crows Nest National Park: Valley of Diamonds

The spectacular view of Valley of Diamonds (depth 120m).

Crows Nest National Park: Koonin Lookout

A couple shot taken using my camera's self-timer.

Crows Nest National Park: Koonin Lookout

Guess what happened next? We were deep in the jungle and my handphone surprisingly rang! It was a call from Guess Queen Street Mall asking me to pick up my handbag. Well, what can I say? My Motorola L7 has better reception than my boi's Apple iPhone 3G? LoL~

Crows Nest National Park: Echidna

That's the shadow of my boi's hand holding an Echidna (Spiny Anteater). We found it on the way walking back to the starting point. Before I end this post, let's do a little math and see how many kilometres have we walked on that day... Approximately 5km or more? Impressive!!!

Address: Crows Nest QLD 4355, Australia.
Contact: 1300 130 372

6 comments:

  1. I've never been here during my year in Toowoomba. Looks like a nice place to spend a day :)

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  2. YT:
    Yeah, if you enjoy hiking / jungle trekking / sight-seeing /camping. This would be a great place to spend with your friends.

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  3. nice photo
    which country is it u been there

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  4. 龍貓:
    Thanks, I'm in Queensland of Australia ;)

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  5. u trekked in dress ar?? geng...

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  6. haan:
    Yeah, I've learned the lesson and definitely won't be wearing dress for such outdoor activity next time.

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