Taste Yarraman and the High Country Hamlets

Pink Flamingo, Yarraman

Looking for the ultimate waffle indulgence? Stop at Yarraman on Australia’s Country Way and you will be tempted by the Pink Flamingo. They specialise in waffles and gelato and use as much local produce as possible on their menu.

Yarraman is a town on the junction of the highway through to Brisbane and the continuation of Australia’s Country Way towards Toowoomba.

McCoys Cooyar

NESTLED 650 METRES ABOVE THE SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND COASTAL PLAIN THE HAMLETS ARE HIGH UP ON THE GREAT DIVIDING RANGE JUST NORTH OF TOOWOOMBA.

Abundant seasonal crops are grown by artisanal producers, creatively embraced by impassioned local chefs and restaurants.

The most northerly town is Cooyar, a small town with a country hotel, swing bridge in the park and access to the Palms National Park.

We called in at McCoys attracted by motorcycles, in the front, inside and on the roof. They specialise in big U.S. style meals. Think burgers filled to the brim with tasty local produce made on the premises.

Myrtille Bistro, Crows Nest

Entering Crows Nest from the north you can’t miss Nolan’s Block, a stunning building that dates from 1916. The building has been restored and will reopen in the first quarter of 2022. This destination culinary experience includes Myrtille Bistro, a French Bistro showcasing local produce; My Little Blueberry, a patisserie and café again featuring local produce.

Crows Nest Cordials

Established in 1903, Crows Nest Cordials still take pride in producing premium products while keeping to the old fashioned flavours of the past and are locally owned and operated.

Meats and More are another Crows Nest supplier of local products. They source all their meat locally and take pride in producing hams, bacon, sausages and salami. Seasonal produce stalls dot the countryside, keep an eye out for avocados, rhubarb, blueberries, fruit and vegetables for sale.

The Curly Carrot on the southern side of Crows Nest is a laid-back café set in a Tourist Park specialising in meals crafted from local produce. If you are after something stronger to drink there are wineries, breweries and a distillery in the Hamlets. Situated a few kilometres south of Crows Nest and just off Australia’s Country Way is the Pechey Distilling Company. Using local botanicals they produce Gin, Vodka and Cane Spirit. Closer to Toowoomba is Highfields home to the Chocolate Cottage, a licensed café offering wholesome food, handmade chocolates and a range of local produce.