Discover Toowoomba QLD
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Toowoomba QLD is a unique destination in the heart of the picturesque Darling Downs region, offering more than a handful of exciting things to do and ways to relax.
Known as the “Garden City”, Toowoomba sets itself apart from other destinations with its blend of tourist attractions, dining hotspots and beautiful garden parks, showcased each year in the spectacular Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
If your perfect staycation includes a bit of sightseeing, relaxation and cafe hunting, Toowoomba is a destination that you shouldn’t leave ignored!
Toowoomba Historical Sites
Toowoomba is rich in history, and you don’t have to look far to find it. Toowoomba is well-known for its historical sites and heritage-listed buildings, so much so that there are multiple popular historical walks to take in Toowoomba for sightseers as well as anyone with an eye for detailed architecture.
Which buildings and sites should you see? On a city walk or drive, make sure to look out for Toowoomba City Hall, Toowoomba Post Office, Toowoomba Railway Station, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Clifford House and the iconic Empire Theatre.
Toowoomba Restaurants and Cafes
Dining in Toowoomba is a memorable experience, where an eclectic choice of restaurants and cafes can be found in the heart of the city centre as well as scattered along Toowoomba’s quaint historical streets.
Just a few of the most popular restaurants and cafes in Toowoomba include Sofra on Margaret Street, Ice n Spice on Ruthven Street, Gip’s Restaurant on Russell Street – near Grand Central Shopping Centre – and Encores at the Empire, where you can dine à la carte before catching one of the venue’s unmissable weekend shows.
Toowoomba QLD isn’t short of exciting tourist attractions for families with kids. In central Toowoomba, you’ve got Kloud9ine Trampoline Park as well as Cobb and Co Museum, which is situated just north of Queens Park.
Just outside of Toowoomba Central – and reachable in a short drive – there’s DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum, Australian Army Flying Museum and the Jondaryan Woolshed, all offering exciting days out for couples as well as families.
Toowoomba Gardens and Parks
Toowoomba’s gardens and parks are a treat for nature lovers, gardening enthusiasts and anyone that just likes to relax and stroll on holiday. These parks and gardens are scattered around the city, each with its floral gardens, facilities and sprawling grassy areas to enjoy.
Which parks should you visit? Queens Park Toowoomba is one, home of the Queens Park Botanic Gardens, along with Laurel Bank Park, Japanese Gardens and Boyce Gardens – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re willing to drive, there is also Table Top Mountain and Highfields Falls just outside of Toowoomba, both offering spectacular sights and views.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Of course, no list of things to do in Toowoomba would be complete without the annual Carnival of Flowers – Toowoomba’s biggest and most attended annual event that celebrates and showcases the beautiful parks and gardens.
It’s a sight to behold, and it’s just around the corner in September! Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers has been held each year since 1949, and never fails to bring Toowoomba City to life with its 10-day program that boasts floral parades, floral competitions, flower displays, market stalls, local food, hands-on activities and lots more.
Sound exciting? Then don’t miss Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2021!
For accommodation in the heart of Toowoomba City – near the best garden parks as well as all the excitement of the annual Carnival of Flowers – make sure to visit Laguna Apartments Toowoomba Accommodation.