Located north of Toowoomba on the New England Highway, Cooyar is a tranquil country village. The wide verandahs of Cooyar Hotel are a friendly spot for a drink and the low-down on what to see and do around the town. You'll have to be up early or wait patiently at dusk to spot a platypus in Cooyar Creek. The best vantage is from the suspension bridge in Swinging Bridge Park. The suspension bridge is a real talking point in this town. It was rebuilt in 1988 after a devastating flood swept away the previous bridge, a local hall, three houses and several cars.
Each February Cooyar's Agricultural Show features great country competitions, including a night rodeo.
Easily access from Cooyar, the Palms National Park preserves remnant rainforest and stand of piccabeen palms in a spring-fed gully. Whilst at the park enjoy a 650 metre circuit walk looking for grey-headed flying foxes camping over the creek in summers and black-breasted button quails in winter and spring. See the piccabeen palms, large strangler figs, buyna and hoop pine trees and buttressed trees. Or simply stop here for a Picnic on your way back from the Buyna Mountains.
Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).