Crows Nest - Hartmann Park

Wednesday, 12 Apr 2023
Address: Lot 1 Dingo Mountain Road, Crows Nest QLD 4355

This local park has a beautiful bushland setting and is perfect for a picnic along Bald Hills Creek. Linked walking tracks provide access to Applegum Park and Bullocky's Rest. 

Hartmann Park was donated to the Council in the 1970s by Mr Hubert Hartmann. Hartmann Park walking circuit exhibits a range of geological, vegetative and historical features within the town area.

Please leave your pets at home.


From Toowoomba, drive north on the New England Highway until you arrive in Crows Nest township. Drive past Centenary Park and turn right onto William Street. Drive to the end of the road and park your vehicle on Dale Street.

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Hartmann Park features a picnic area with shelter, picnic tables, barbecues, water and toilets.

Montivaga Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 385m loop

Walking time: 10 minutes

Description: Montivaga Walking Circuit is a 385m loop in Hartmann Park, north of Bald Hills Creek. It starts at the picnic area, crosses the creek through a low metal bridge and goes up the hill following a set of steps. The track passes over a shelf of sandstone rock, offering some magnificent landscape and geological features. The forest canopy is a collection of eucalyptus species while the undergrowth of plants provides a rich display of wildflowers in spring. Small signs describe prominent features along the walking circuit. The trail is named after Eucalyptus Montivaga, an endemic species from this area. The walk can be extended by taking the Tea Tree Walk and the Bottlebrush Walk.

Tea Tree Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 690m one way

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: The Tree Tree Walk is connected to the Montivaga Walking Circuit and the Bottlebrush Walk on the northern side of the park. The trail is named after the Tea Trees (Leptospermum sp.) that are abundant in this area. Some plants that can also be found in the park are: Grass trees (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii), Hairpin Banksias (Banksia spinulosa var. collina) and Applegums (Angophora sp.) amongst others.

Bottlebrush Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 235m one way

Walking time: 8 minutes

Description: This short walk is named after the Bottlebrushes (Callistemon sp.) that grow along the creek and produce brilliant bottlebrush-like red flowers most of the year. The walk starts as soon as the metal platforms is crossed and goes uphill following a set of rock steps that go parallel to the Bald Hills Creek. The first half of the track is narrow and you pretty much brush yourself with the vegetation. The track then opens to a firebreak where you can choose to turn right to the Montivaga Walking Circuit or to continue along the firebreak and reach the Tea Tree Walk. Both walks take you back to the creek where you started.


Bullocky's Rest and Hartmann Park walking trails map


Bush walking
Drinking fountain
Open space
Car parking
Picnic tables


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