Perched on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, Ravensbourne was a traditional bush tucker refreshment stop for Aboriginal people en route to and from the Bunya Mountains nut festivals. Punctuated by patches of rainforest, the drive to Ravensbourne along the winding Esk-Hampton road is one of the regions prettiest drives.
Ravensbourne National park is a day-use park with short walks through palm groves, rain forest and open eucalypt forest teeming with native birds. Gus Beutel lookout provides a panoramic view over the Lockyer Valley and the Border Ranges, and offers a beautiful picnic spot.
You can go bush walking, boating, fishing, bird watching or picnic at nearby Lakes Cressbrook and Perseverance. There’s a well appointed camping ground at Lake Cressbrook or you can relax and revitalise in the high country air with a stay in a self-contained accommodation amidst Ravenbourne’s rainforest and rolling hills.
Ravensbourne is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Toowoomba, it is located approximately 86kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 81.909 square kilometres. Ravensbourne has a recorded population of 248 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.
If you are planning a visit to Ravensbourne we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Ravensbourne and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.