Toowoomba Travel Tips
THINGS TO DO IN TOOWOOMBA
Located on the crest of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range, Toowoomba is a great place to enjoy the fresh country air and local gourmet produce of the Darling Downs.
Places to visit in Toowoomba
Take a stroll through Queens Park, enjoy delicious local produce and explore these cultural and historical attractions in Toowoomba!
Take a self-guided tour through the historical buildings and shearing shed and soak up 160 years of local history at the Jondaryan Woolshed, located 40km (25mi) west of Toowoomba.
Known as the Garden City, Toowoomba is dotted with over 150 gardens and parks. Each September, the city hosts the iconic Carnival of Flowers, a celebration of local horticulture, food, wine, music and more!
Immerse yourself in Toowoomba’s history with a range of interactive exhibits. Wander through the National Carriage Collection and discover the role these horse-drawn vehicles played in Queensland’s development!
The largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia, the heritage-listed Empire Theatre is known for its classic art deco architecture. As well as world-class performances, the venue hosts historical tours.
How to get around Toowoomba
Your Greyhound bus will drop you in the heart of Toowoomba, at the Toowoomba Bus Interchange on Neil Street.
With a pleasant subtropical climate and a huge array of public parks, heritage-listed buildings and world-class street art to enjoy, Toowoomba is an ideal city to explore on foot or on a bicycle.
TransLink, the government agency responsible for public transport in South East Queensland, recently constructed new bus stops and upgraded Toowoomba’s bus routes in an effort to keep up with the city’s booming population and make getting around easier.
Toowoomba’s new bus network features 8 routes with more than 1,150 services per week, including 2 routes running at 30 minute intervals during peak periods, making it more convenient to get to key destinations and amenities like the Toowoomba Bus Station, Toowoomba Hospital, University of Southern Queensland, Grand Central Shopping Centre and Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre. To plan your trips on Toowoomba’s public transport system, use the TransLink Journey Planner.
Though Toowoomba’s public transport network is run by TransLink, it’s important to note that Go Cards are not valid here, and you’ll need to purchase a paper ticket to ride the bus.
There are also numerous car hire and taxi companies operating in Toowoomba; taxis can be hailed on the street and at taxi ranks, and pre-booked on the phone or online.
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