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15 Best Things to Do in Toowoomba

An adventure of a lifetime

By Rhea SAPublished 4 years ago 4 min read

The beautiful Toowoomba is located towards the west of Brisbane. The city has grown a lot in the past few years in terms of tourism revenue and also popularity. The city’s population in par with the other famous cities like Cairns in this province. This place is blessed with fertile volcanic topsoil, which becomes the reason for the place to have some stunning gardens with blooms of all colours in a certain season. People seem to have celebrated the blooming season with a carnival as well. The city is also famous for its culinary scene and great country music. We are pretty sure that a properly planned vacation to Australia, would turn out to be an unforgettable experience.

Queens Park

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The Queens park along with its botanical gardens is one of the best places to visit in Toowoomba. This massive 26.3 hectares of the landscape is carpeted by flora from all over the world. About 70% of the trees were planted after the park has been allowed for public use. Few of the trees and plants were imported from countries like England, India and China. Since you have a lot of greens around the city, you have a lot of comfortable places to sit and have a nice little chat along the streets. Much like the other cities, we are going to see on the list, this city also celebrates the season. This really is a family-friendly spot with a lot of this to do for the little ones as well.

Laurel Bank Park

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This is another garden as you would expect from this beautiful city of Toowoomba, which was established during the 1930s. Even with a size nearly equal to ⅕ of the size of the Queen’s park, this park holds equal importance in the tourism of this city. This is because of the pleasantly maintained flower beds with rose-scented gardens. This really reaches its peak in the month of September. The major attraction of the park is the part idealized and designed by the Downs Association of the Blind for the visually impaired.

Picnic Point

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This is kind of place that you might see on a computer’s wallpaper, the city of Toowoomba can’t get any scenic than the vantage point at an altitude of 700 metres. From here you can get a panoramic view of the Great diving Range. Along with the Vantage point, tourists can also enjoy the spots for a barbecue in the 65-hectare park. Of course, there are play areas for children. In terms of activities, you don’t have to do much. A long stroll on the pathways along the Lockyer valley, which is nearby the park.

Cobb+Co Museum

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This is one of the finest examples to understand the role of Toowoomba in Queensland’s transportation history. The place has a collection of more than 40 antique horse-drawn carriages and is named after the famous motor company owned by W.R.F. Bolton. Most of the accessories that are displayed in the museum are the collections of his, who is considered to be a major factor for the revolution of transportation back in the days. After your nice little journey back in time, you can spend some time treating your taste buds in the cafe’s around while the little ones can spend time dressing themselves up in the old-school uniforms.

Empire Theatre

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This is one of the places to host many of the world-class events starting from classical music shows till live comedy shows. This place is also adorned for its beautiful architecture and currently holds the title of largest regional performance space in Australia. Apparently, the theatre which we see nowadays in the Art Deco style was not the one which was built in the first place. This is due to the fact that the first built theatre was burnt down in the 1930s and it took about 60years to restore the building and now can host up to 1500 audience at a time.

The Tabletop Mountains

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This is for the people who are looking for some bit of adventure on their vacation. The trek along the tabletop mountains just don’t want you to be fit physically alone, this also takes a fair bit of mental strength as well. But the panoramic views that one can experience after reaching the summit would make the efforts worthwhile. Some of the highlights of the panoramic views include the Lockyer valley and the main range. If you an advanced trekker then you can carve your own way through the forest else you can choose some of the conventional paths with guides.

We hope this article would have given you some useful insights on things to do in Toowoomba while you are on a vacation to Australia. Reach out to the destination experts from the travel tech companies like Pickyourtrail who can customize some of best Australia Tour Packages from Chennai. Happy travelling!

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