Relax in Toowoomba this summer!

The summer season from December to February is an unmissable time to explore Toowoomba and its famously beautiful parks, where sunbathing, picnicking and simply strolling among the gardens offer some of the best ways to make the most of the warm summer sunshine.

If Toowoomba is on your travel list this summer, here are three parks near the heart of the Toowoomba CBD that shouldn’t be ignored.

Queens Park Toowoomba

The largest park in Toowoomba City and the heart of the festivity each year during the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Queens Park is a must-visit Toowoomba park given the long list of things to do, as well as attractions, that it has to offer.

Queens Park is one of Toowoomba’s dog-friendly parks, providing an off-leash zone that can be found by entering the park on Godsall Street. There are various playgrounds for kids, shaded picnic areas, public facilities and, of course, lush manicured flower displays to appreciate at the Queens Park Botanic Gardens. 

Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Bank Park, located near Grand Central Shopping Centre in central Toowoomba, that’s also one of Toowoomba’s must-visit parks for tourists and newcomers. Measuring 4.5 hectares, Laurel Bank Park has plenty to see and explore, from manicured gardens and rare exotic trees to children’s playgrounds, barbecue areas, wide-open grassy lawns – home to frequent Laurel Bank Croquet Club events – and more.

Pack a picnic to enjoy under the shaded trees and make sure to visit The Scented Garden, created by the Down Association of the Blind, where various fragrant flower species offer a unique garden experience for any nature lover.

Toowoomba Japanese Gardens 

If you’re a nature photographer, the Japanese Gardens in Darling Heights, a 10-minute drive south of Toowoomba CBD, is the perfect spot to capture vibrant and exotic flowers in full bloom, set among picturesque cascading rock waterfalls, duck ponds, traditional oriental bridges and strolling paths that make this charming park one of Toowoomba’s most popular.

At 3 hectares, Japanese Gardens Toowoomba allows for a casual hour’s stroll with over 230 species of trees and plants to admire. It’s also home to various species of birdlife, making it a go-to Toowoomba park for birdwatchers.

Stay Nearby – Laguna Central Apartments Toowoomba

Situated in the heart of Toowoomba City, our Toowoomba central hotel offers the perfect break for travellers, couples and families looking to discover Toowoomba QLD and its wealth of scenic parks and gardens this summer.

At Laguna Apartments, feel right at home in Toowoomba with our choice of 4-star-rated 1 and 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments – modern, spacious and fully serviced with full kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, free WiFi and Foxtel, large Queen beds, inviting private balconies and more.

Free guest parking is available onsite as well as superb food and service in our onsite licensed café.

Visit Toowoomba this summer – we offer the cheapest rates on all direct bookings and you can view these now at Laguna Serviced Apartments Toowoomba.