Sitting atop the Great Dividing Range, the heritage city of Toowoomba seamlessly blends country charm with vibrant street art and modern urban coffee culture. With over 150,000 people calling Toowoomba home, the ‘Garden City’ is the second most populous inland town in Australia after our capital. At 700m above sea level, Toowoomba showcases four very distinct seasons. And with more than 150 parks in the region, it’s the best place in Queensland to experience crisp winters by the fire, falling autumn leaves and a city in springtime bloom at the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, Toowoomba makes for a perfect day trip or weekend away. Delve into the city’s colonial past, stroll through the Botanic Gardens and dine in eateries full of local produce and wines from the surrounding Darling Downs.
Join us as we head out west to experience the outback way of life, learning about how the graziers and producers of this region carry out their impressive operations all whilst enjoying the local sights and country hospitality. Spending nights out under the wide open sky away from the bright city lights you will be able to discover the cosmos in all its glory. Take the opportunity to see some of the endangered species of native Australian animals up close and personal as we visit them in their natural habitats. Discover and learn the history of Australia’s National Gemstone, the opal as we are shown how they are mined,processed, and turned into beautiful jewellery.
Join our 4-Day Queensland Adventure for an unforgettable journey filled with culture, delicious food, and heritage exploration. Sip on Devonshire tea, discover Warwick's history, and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Dive into the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival, where grape crushing, parades, and live music await. Handpick your own apples, take in scenic Picnic Point, and relish a visit to Schulte’s Meat Tavern. This is a delightful Queensland experience you won't want to miss.
Traverse the state of Queensland through Roma, Barcaldine, Emerald, Longreach, and Cloncurry to the Gulf of Carpenteria to experience an epic Gulf sunset and Sand Island dinner. See the outback come to life, learn about the heritage of mining, discover the indigenous culture, and ride the legendary Gulflander train as touring heads through Cobbold Gorge and Undara to tropical Cairns on this journey showcasing the best of Queensland.
Get back to nature and discover some iconic Queensland destinations. Take a guided nature walk discovering the flora and fauna of beautiful Carnarvon Gorge before getting up close with the turtles and even volunteer at the Rehab centre on Quoin Island. Enjoy bird watching tours and eco reef walks on a coral cay whilst staying on secluded Heron Island. Then venture out on a full Paradise tour to Bustard Head on the iconic LARC whilst staying in Agnes Waters.
Stay at the luxurious Fairmont Resort during our 9 day Blue Mountains Christmas tour! We fly into Newcastle airport to begin the tour and coach back to Brisbane. Hunter Valley is our first stop seeing the annual Christmas Lights Spectacular, followed by our 4 night stay in Fairmont. Visit the Jenolan Caves, the Three Sisters Lookout and witness an Australian iconic event - the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race! We finish our tour travelling through Dubbo and Goondiwindi.
Toowoomba can be visited at any time of year, with each season bringing something special to the area. Spring is the most popular time to take a Toowoomba tour. Each September, the ten-day Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers takes over the region. Visitors flock to Toowoomba to enjoy the street parades, entertainment and food events, and the abundance of flowers in bloom. Over 150,000 seeds, bulbs and seedlings are strategically planted to create breathtaking displays across the city. Be sure to plan early to secure your accommodation for this colourful celebration of everything floral.
If you’re visiting Toowoomba outside of spring, there are still plenty of opportunities to see the city in bloom. Take a stroll through the Japanese Garden, Queens Park Botanic Gardens or Laurel Bank Park to see Toowoomba live up to its moniker of The Garden City.
No matter what you’re interested in, there are plenty of things to do in Toowoomba. Here’s our pick of top Toowoomba tourist attractions (and great news, most of them are free). First, visit the Cobb n Co Museum and track the colonial history of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs from its early days in the 1840s. Then, stop in at Picnic Point for panoramic views of the Lockyer Valley and Main Range. At DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum, don’t miss the inspiring Dreamtime carriage. Catch a show at the Heritage-listed art deco Empire Theatre. And follow the Laneway Street Art Crawl to discover 55 murals across the CBD. There’s something for everyone in Toowoomba.
Toowoomba is an easy 90-minute drive west of Brisbane or 2 hours from the Gold Coast. The recently upgraded highway winds up the Great Dividing Range to Toowoomba’s lofty 700m altitude. Queensland Rail’s Westlander train makes for a slower, scenic journey before you arrive to enjoy Toowoomba’s many attractions.
Toowoomba is known for its picturesque landscapes, beautiful gardens, and vibrant arts and cultural scene. It's often referred to as the "Garden City" due to its many parks and gardens, and it hosts the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, a popular floral festival.
Toowoomba and its surrounding region have a rich Indigenous heritage that spans thousands of years. The area is home to the traditional lands of the Jagera and Giabal peoples, who are part of the broader Yuggera language group. The Indigenous heritage of Toowoomba is deeply connected to the land, culture, and history of these First Nations peoples.
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