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Top Things To Do & See In Toowoomba

 

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Travelling is about getting off the beaten track. It’s about exploring the smaller cities, away from the tourist hot spots and well-known landmarks. Australia is packed full of vibrant smaller towns that offer a range of unique experiences for people who are new to the area. Toowoomba is located just 125km west of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane, yet feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Here are our top things to do for a traveller in Toowoomba.

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Explore The Japanese Garden

You would be forgiven for being a little shocked to find Australia’s largest and most intricate Japanese stroll garden just minutes from the Toowoomba CBD. Set over 11 acres on the northern side of the University of Southern Queensland, is this beautiful, must-see landmark. Comprising 3 km worth of walking paths, a mountain stream and waterfall along with an array of Japanese and Australian plant species this is truly a peaceful hideaway in the heart of Toowoomba.

Toowoomba Gardens

Pub meal at a Queensland Pub
If Toowoomba is your first venture away from Brisbane you can’t go past the Queensland classic of a pub meal and schooner (glass of beer). Renowned for being good, honest, cheap food, a pub meal in a classic country hotel is Queensland to a tee. Toowoomba is home to an array of classic pubs but few with as much history at The Spotted Cow. Established in the late 1800s the pub is a vibrant and fun stop on any travel itinerary.

Explore the art-filled alleyways

It wasn’t so long ago that Toowoomba was known as a being just another sleepy country town. Today a major art-movement is in full swing and the town is littered with graffiti art filled alleyways more akin to major cities like Melbourne or Sydney. Take a stroll through the side streets and enjoy some spectacular artwork along with popup, hole-in-the-wall espresso bars. The Ground Up Espresso Bar is a favourite stop for tourists looking for quality coffee and a unique photo opportunity.

Picnic Point Park

Picnic Point Park

Picnic Point Park is located just minutes from the CBD and it’s perhaps one of the most spectacular parks in Toowoomba. While the park is equipped with manicured parklands along with barbecue and picnic facilities, the crowning attraction of this area has to be the spectacular views. Sit back and relax in the restaurant and bar and admire some of the most breathtaking views of the Lockyer Valley you are likely to find.

A trip to Toowoomba aboard a Greyhound coach takes less than two hours and departs Brisbane daily. If you would like to explore this hidden gem then book your seat on a Greyhound today!

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