There’s plenty to do at Cloudlake – put on your boots and go for an invigorating country ramble; explore the rainforest, orchards and vineyards or if you’re feeling more active, head up to the National Park and Beutels Lookout. Take a paddle on or swim in the lake, or just put your feet up and finish that book you’ve been longing to. If you’re looking for some ideas a little further afield, here is a selection of some of our local favourites.

There is an ever expanding list of great local places to dine from breakfast to dinner:


Olive grove, Cellar door, functions and events combined with delicious seasonal foods in a relaxing rural farm setting – 07 4697 9555

The Woods Ravensbourne


Fantastic Views! Enjoy coffee and cake or our delicious Lunch Menu. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. – Call 0417 664 643

Emeraude Bistro

A Micro Region Eatery in the very beautiful Hampton Qld.
Call 4697 9008 for reservations.

Hampton Blue Blueberry Farm 

Hampton Blue is an organic mixed berry orchard situated at Hampton, 30km north of Toowoomba towards Crows Nest. Fresh blueberries can be picked from November to February. We aren’t always open so please call ahead to confirm if you’re planning a trip. If you are interested or would like to know more about visiting please contact either Rob or Sue on (07) 46979287 or email us at 

Ravensbourne National Park

Discover towering trees, palm groves, trickling streams and amazing birdlife in the best remaining example of the rainforest that originally covered this part of the Great Dividing Range.

Local Aboriginal people and those travelling to the bunya feasts in the Bunya Mountains used the area extensively. Rainforest hardwoods, red cedar Toona ciliata and other timbers were felled from about the 1860s.

Crows Nest National Park

After good rain, water tumbles through eucalypt forest along a series of boulder-strewn cascades, before plunging 20 m over Crows Nest Falls into a waterhole surrounded by steep, granite cliff.

Lakes – Perseverance, Cressbrook and Cooby

Lots of outdoor adventures – boating, fishing, walking, picnicing.

Cowboy Up Trail Riding – Crows Nest

Horse trail ridingon our friendly, quiet, good natured horses. Suitable for beginners and advanced riders near Crows Nest

Cobb+Co Museum

Cobb+Co Museum in Toowoomba, Australia is home of the National Carriage Collection and focuses on horse-drawn vehicles and heritage trades.

Ravensbourne Tennis Courts 

Quite possibly, the most beautifully located tennis courts in Queensland with night lighting – so bring your rackets and tennis shoes – Phone either Irene Taylor on 4697 8129 or The Somervailles on 4697 8132 to book a court.

There are numerous wonderful antique shops nearby to browse in, including –

Lancaster’s Antique Centre, Toowoomba

Lancaster’s Toowoomba Antique Centre – 3 Railway Street, Toowoomba – 07 4632 1830

Salt’s Antiques and Collectables

Ipswich Street, Esk – 07 5424 2618

Roger Salt’s Antiques

1 Thallon Street, Crows Nest – 0438 469 812 07 4698 1266 as well as numerous others in Esk, Hampton, and Toowoomba