2022 BWQ Pilgrimage

About the 2022 Pilgrimage

Toowoomba Bushwalking Club will be hosting the 2022 Bushwalking Queensland “Pilgrimage” at beautiful and historic Crow’s Nest, 30 mins north of Toowoomba.
Events will commence from the evening of Friday 19th August, and run through until Sunday.
A range of activities are planned, including bushwalks, a bush dance, and tours of local points of interest.
Camping will be at the Crow’s Nest Showgrounds, which includes toilets and showers, and has unpowered and powered sites suitable for tents, camper trailers, and caravans.

Cost $45

Planning your visit

Crow’s Nest is about 30 mins drive north of Toowoomba, which is itself one and a half hours west of Brisbane.
There is a local supermarket and petrol station.
The Crow’s Nest Showgrounds have toilets, showers, unpowered and powered sites suitable for tents, camper trailers and caravans.

August night’s can still be cool, but the hospitality will be warm.

There are a number of different lunch and dinner venues available in Crow’s Nest (see below), but dinner sit-down places may be limited so you should book ahead if not self-catering.

Crow’s Nest

Historic Crow’s Nest township is both beautiful and dynamic. There’s plenty to see and do, including the historic Pioneer Village, Art Trail, Distillery, Soft Drink Factory, antique & craft shops, cafes and a pub.
Why not plan to extend your visit to see more of what the region has to offer?

Pilgrimage Programme

12.00pm Gate Opens for arrivals
7.00pm onwards Supper (BYO Mug for soup, and Cup for drinks)
7.30pm Registration Opens for Saturday Walks & Sunday Activities – BYO Pen
Navigation Exercise runs all weekend with prize awarded 8.30am Sunday morning
Walks depart as follows (with downloadable walk grading list here) All walks are subject to change
7.00am West Kipper Ck
7.10am White Mountain & Paradise Ck
7.20am Gorges of Upper Perseverance Ck
7.30am Ravensbourne Falls
7.40am Valley of Diamonds
7.50am Perseverance Heights
8.00am Lake Cressbrook
8.10am Munro’s Tramway
8.20am Crow’s Nest NP – Central Section
8.30am Dingo Mt & Hartmann Park
9.00am Crow’s Nest NP – Graded Tracks
7.30pm-10.30pm “Band ‘O’ Coots” Bush Dance, Supper, Tea & Coffee (cups provided) www.facebook.com/BandOCootsBushBand
8.00am BWQ President’s Meeting
8.30am Presentations, Navigation Exercise Winner and “handing over The Boot”
9.00am Dingo Mountain & Hartmann Park Walk (3.5 hrs / 5.5 km on/off track)
9.15am Hartmann Park Walk (2 hrs / 4 km on track)
9.30am Bike Ride – Bald Hills Jaunt (2 hrs / 22 km)
9.30am Pechey Distilling Co Tour & Tasting ($10) www.pecheydistilling.com (Numbers are limited)
10.00am Crow’s Nest Art Trail www.crowsnestartsandcrafts.com.au/instudio-art-trail
10.00am Crow’s Nest Museum and Historical Village ($10) www.crowsnestmuseum.org.au
1.00pm End of Events – but no set time to vacate Crow’s Nest Showgrounds
CancelledCrow’s Nest Soft Drinks Tour www.cnsd.com.au

Meal Options

Daytime & Evening Meals (Book ahead if wanting a sit-down dinner because places may be limited):
The Curly Carrot 0499 022340 www.reneeedgeceremonies.wixsite.com/thecurlycarrot
Myrtille 07 46984164 www.myrtille.com.au
Crow’s Nest Pizza & Gelato 07 46981854 www.crowsnestpizza.com (with online ordering)
Grand Old Crow Hotel 07 46981108 www.grandoldcrowhotel.com.au
Dingers Seafood & Take Away 07 46982567
Daytime Only Meals:
The Nest Cafe 07 46982252
Harpers Country 0484 141317