Crows Nest - Bullocky's Rest Park

Replica bullock team located in the park
Friday, 06 May 2022 9:22

Address: New England Highway, Crows Nest QLD 4355

Bullocky's Rest Park was originally used as a camp for bullock teams hauling timber from Cooyar to Toowoomba due to the availability of a fresh water supply. A steam pump, located at the Pump Hole, provided water to the Butter Factory in Creek Street, which operated from 1905 to 1969. Local mixed farms provided cream to the Butter Factory with the remaining buttermilk piped down Three Mile Road and fed to pigs.

Hartmann Park was donated to Council in the 1970s by Mr. Hubert Hartmann. In 1992, the former Crows Nest Shire Council developed the Applegum Walk as a job skills project to connect points of local interest - Bullocky's Rest Park, the Waterbird Habitat and Hartmann Park.

The Waterbird Habitat was developed by the former Crows Nest Shire Council in 1994 with the construction of two low weirs and associated revegetation. Applegum Walk and Hartmann Park Circuit are located in largely undisturbed bushland exhibiting a range of geological, vegetative and historical features within the town area.       

Bullocky's Rest Park links Applegum Walk to Hartmann Park and features a range of picnic facilities ideally situated beside Crow's Nest Creek. A replica bullock team is also a feature of the park. 

From Toowoomba drive north on the New England Highway. The park is located just before arriving in the Crows Nest township on your right.

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There is a picnic area with a gas barbecue, shelters, picnic tables, water and toilets, located next to the waterbird habitat.

A replica bullock team is featured in the park.

Applegum walk (open)

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 2053 m one way

Walking time: Approximately 30-40 minutes

Description: Applegum Walk connects Bullocky's Rest Park to Hartmann Park. The track from Bullocky’s Rest follows Crows Nest Creek downstream, passing the Pump Hole, then up Bald Hills Creek to Hartmann Park, a total distance of 1.5 km. From Hartmann Park, you can return to Bullocky’s Rest via the Crows Nest town centre, or along Esk or Dale Streets.

Please leave your pets at home.

Bullocky's Rest and Hartmann Park walking trails map

Useful links:

Bullocky's Rest and Hartmann Park walking trails map

Crows Nest - Hartmann Park


Picnic tables
Park bench
Bush walking