Located 700 metres above sea level at the border of the Great Dividing Range, Toowoomba offers an ideal getaway in southern Queensland with much to see and do. Here are some of its top attractions.
To get an idea of the region’s history, visit the Cobb+Co Museum, easy to reach from hotels and serviced apartments Toowoomba has to offer in the city centre. Highlighting heritage trades and horse-drawn vehicles, the museum features the National Carriage Collection and has a play area where kids can dress up and have fun.
If you are a bona fide foodie, Margaret Street is the place to go to! A short walk from Oaks Toowoomba Hotel, this locale is home to an eclectic array of eateries, restaurants, pubs and bars. From juicy burgers and healthy vegan dishes to Asian street food and Turkish cuisine, all this and more await to be savoured.
Easy to reach from the CBD, idyllic Queens Park is one of the key attractions in Toowoomba which is also known as the “Garden City” of Queensland. Home to a picturesque botanic garden and floral garden, the park is a great place to unwind, enjoy nature and witness the Carnival of Flowers held every spring.
Picnic Point Lookout
One of the best things to do in Toowoomba is to take a short drive to Picnic Point Lookout, situated on an elevated point on the Great Dividing Range. This heritage-listed lookout and parkland provide a stunning backdrop in which to have a picnic, take in inspiring panoramas and engage in birdwatching too.