Toowoomba

Paddocks - Photo and text courtesy of Tourism QLD

Toowoomba stands as Australia's largest inland city, the hub of South East Queensland Country. Crowning the edge of the Great Dividing Range 800 metres above sea level, Toowoomba is renowned for its architecture and open spaces that overlook the Lockyer Valley. One of city's famous vantage points is Picnic Point Park, from where the graded walks along the range escarpment bring you face to face with the vibrant ecology of Queensland's famous bushland.

Toowoomba really is Queensland's Garden City, with more than 150 public parks and gardens. In spring the gardens are an extravaganza of colour, and the city celebrates with its Carnival of Flowers, held each year in the last full week of September.

Toowoomba's history has been preserved in its buildings. The magnificently restored art deco Empire Theatre attracts local talent and international touring companies for performances. A well signposted drive for visitors will take you past the city's finest architecture, including City Hall, the National Trust Royal Bull's Head Inn and 'Heritage Street', Russell Street. A visit to the Cobb & Co Museum is a must as it houses Australia's largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.

Toowoomba has accommodation to suit everyone: choose from romantic weekend retreats in historic B&Bs, self-contained cottages, excellent motels for the family and great caravan and camping facilities.

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Jondaryan woolshed - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Cob & Co Coach Museum - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Columboola Country - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD

Underwater Recommendations

There is a dive shop located in Toowomba, organising trips away and diving off the Queensland coast.

Getting There

Warrego & New England Highway. Nearest Airport: Toowoomba

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