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Toowoomba Queensland

The capital of the most fertile region in Australia, also known as the Garden City of Queensland, Toowoomba has a lot to offer in terms of beautiful sceneries and prime agricultural produce.


At a Glance

Toowoomba is the largest inland city in Australia after the country’s capital Canberra. Situated on highland in the Darling Down region at the edge of the Great Dividing Range, Toowoomba boasts a unique climate where the four seasons are more distinct. As the title of being ‘Garden City’ might infer, Toowoomba is home to hundreds of parks and gardens where thousands of flowers bloom in an explosion of colours during springtime.

Every year, a ten-day Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is held where live music, entertainment, fireworks, parades and scrumptious food accompanies the viewing of the blooming flowers.


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Where is Toowoomba?

 

Toowoomba is 132 kilometres west of Brisbane.

Toowoomba is located inland directly to the west of Brisbane in the Southern Queensland Country on the crest of the Great Dividing Range. The city is known as the Garden City as it is surrounded by gardens and protected parklands. The best way to get to Toowoomba is to fly from Brisbane.


 

Things to see in Toowoomba

 

Queen’s Park

Queen's Park in Toowoomba is within walking distance from the centre of town. Queens Park is a beautiful, large Park that caters to all. You can find a picnic table and watch the world go by. Nice place for a stroll around the park. You might even see a wedding as a lot of people have wedding photos done in the park. There is a playground for children. Toilet blocks as well dotted in different parts of the park. Lots of shade in the park makes it a wonderful picnic spot and it's a part of Toowoomba that all tourists should visit.

Queen’s Park

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Laurel Bank Park

What a wonderful park in the middle of suburbia- charming and beautiful with gorgeous trees, colourful flowers and sculptured hedges. the park offers more charm and beauty than the others, it’s the park's design and layout or the wonderful sculptured animals or the hedge train or the treed covered arched way sitting area or the fantastic. So many wonderful things make this place so amazing. Highly recommend a visit to this park, just great for kids they will love the sculptures and it also has a play area. My new favourite park!

Laurel Bank Park

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Picnic Point

Picnic Point is very picturesque, with many beautiful trees, gardens and lots of playgrounds for the children. You can easily spend a day doing walking trails to picnics and playgrounds to just admiring the view. Take the time to view the valley and Table Top from the Point, and a walk to the waterfall won't take long. So much to see and do.

Picnic Point

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Empire Theatre

The Empire Theatre is a grand place to enjoy a show. There is always a variety to choose from, including your favourite band, musical or comedy act. It has a great atmosphere and you are never far from the stage. The staff are excellent, efficient, friendly and they go the extra mile to help. The sound is clear and for such an old building, really carries into all corners of the theatre. This theatre is the envy of many non-residents.

Empire Theatre

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What's the weather like?

 

Toowoomba, like its neighbours, features a humid subtropical climate. However, unlike its neighbours, Toowoomba experiences high winds, hail and fog relatively more. Here, summers are expected not to be excessively hot and the winter is cooler. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 28°C with an average minimum of 17°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 17°C with an average minimum of 7°C.

 

Get to know Toowoomba's history

 

Toowoomba lies in a region known as the Darling Downs, which is one of the most fertile plot of land for farming and grazing in Australia. The area was discovered in 1827 by a botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham. The first settlers arrived in the area at around 1840 and established a town called Drayton. In less than a decade, Drayton had its own newspaper, general store and an inn built by William Horton, widely regarded as the founder of Toowoomba. Travellers in the region spreading the news of this new settlement has led to a rapid growth in Toowoomba. It was granted a municipality status in 1860.

Today, Toowoomba is developed into a regional centre for commerce and administration with a population of around 115,000 people, the most populous inland city in Australia after Canberra.