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Crows Nest Branch
Crows Nest is situated on top of the Great Dividing Range, set among rolling hills. It has four National Parks and three Lakes. The Lakes are formed by dams which are the main water supply for Toowoomba City and the Crows Nest District.
The vegetation ranges from open woodlands to closed forests and a couple of areas of rainforest. The District is known for its beautiful tall Eucalypts - it is a land of tall timbers.
The wildlife is rich and varied. The District has a rich bird life with birdwatchers arriving regularly from near and far. We have in the Perseverance Dam area a colony of the shy endangered Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby. Rock Wallabies can often be seen in the Crows Nest National Park.
Crows Nest is an unusual Australian rural town serving the surrounding rural district which produces beef and dairy cattle. The town's uniqueness is a combination of its celebration of Jimmy Crow, an Aboriginal named by early settlers, who lived in a hollow tree. Crows Nest centre is a well- appointed village green which lies at the town centre. It is reputedly the only town in Australia named after a local Aborigine.