Ravensbourne is only a short 45 minute drive north of Toowoomba and less than 2 hours east of Brisbane, making it the perfect relaxing holiday for those looking for a quiet country escape. With surrounding national parks, calm, tranquil lakes and fresh country air, Ravensbourne is perfect for couples and families alike, who are looking to get in touch with nature.
Ravensbourne sits on route to the glorious Bunya Mountains, so the nearby Bunya Mountains National Park is certainly worth a visit. For a closer slice of nature, the Ravensbourne National Park lies a short drive from the Ravensbourne area. There are several walking tracks to cater for all levels of fitness. Along the walks you will encounter over 80 species of tropical birdlife, along with beautiful scenery and the calm relaxing feeling you can only get in a tropical rainforest. A short half hour journey will bring you to Crow’s Nest National Park. The waterfalls are the drawcard here, with water plunging down the granite cliffs that form the mountainside.
The fresh National Parks form the perfect setting for honeymooners…and the wonderful accommodation follows suit perfectly. Luxury resorts and delightful self contained apartments will no doubt please travelling couples. There is no shortage of romantic activities to do around Ravensbourne, and the shores of Lake Cressbrook are the ideal spot for a romantic picnic lunch. Of course, the lake has all sorts of fun activities such as boating or fishing, for families looking to bring their kids along. There are also numerous accommodation options for families, with luxury hotels available, or some great budget hotel and motels available for those looking for a more inexpensive trip. Families will also love the range of self contained apartment options.The main attraction of Ravensbourne is the surrounding National Parks and bushwalking opportunities. As such, Ravensbourne also offers fantastic budget offers for backpackers looking to bushwalk through Australia’s rainforests for cheap. Stay at a nearby hostel, then trek your way around the National Parks, camping where you can to get as close to nature as possible.