A little bit about Crows Nest Soft Drinks...

Crows Nest Soft Drinks was established in 1903 under the name of Crows Nest Cordials. Up untill a few years ago, the company only supplied its high quality carbonated soft drinks and syrup flavourings to the local area, and visitors to the town.

Over the last few years, Crows Nest Soft Drinks has become widely known throughout Queensland and north east New South Wales as a manufacturer of premium quality soft drinks and syrup flavourings. Our recipies are virtually the same as they were 50 years ago. The only major change is to modify production methods to remove the need to add preservatives (such as sodium benzoate) to our finished carbonated soft drink range.

All of our products are available Australia-wide via TNT. Minimum order quantity and freight charges apply. Please call for an obligation free quote. Our products are also available from any stores serviced by distributors that stock our products. If you live in Queensland or north eastern New South Wales (Australia), please contact our head office for contact details of the distributor in your area.

Thank you for visiting this site. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any more information, or have any questions or comments about our products.

Previous Owners

Over the years, Crows Nest Cordials/Soft Drinks has passed through a few families, however, one thing has stayed the same: Our dedication to producing quality old fashioned soft drinks and cordials. For those of you that are curious, the owner history is:

  1. McGuckin (original owner)
  2. Puschmann
  3. Rolf
  4. Blinco
  5. Askin
  6. Dukes
  7. Hartwig
  8. Colthup
  9. Withey
  10. Rosenberg/Davidson (current owner)

Please note: We are trying to find out the exact years that each family owned the factory. If you can help us out, please let us know.

Pictures from the past

The "new" building where the current building is located. Things have indeed changed since it was built in the 1970's! Prior to this, the factory was located just up the road. We are currently looking for photos of the building in the original location.

Original building at the New England Hwy and Creek Street corner

Original Factory at current location - Image 02
Second shot of the old building

Original Factory at current location - Image 03
Third shot of the old building