Top 10 Things to do in Toowoomba, Queensland

Discover the best top things to do in Toowoomba, Australia including Japanese Garden, Queens Park, Picnic Point, Cobb+Co Museum, Laurel Bank Park, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Empire Theatre, Table Top Mountain, DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre.

1. Japanese Garden

At University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Nature & Parks, Gardens
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4.5 based on 730 reviews

Japanese Garden

Reviewed By 932samg - Helensvale, AustraliaHelensvale, Australia

Must Visit if you’re in the Area

What a great secret this garden is! Spent an hour walking around and spotting turtles in the water and various types of birds. Wasn’t so peaceful as kids were running around like it was a racetrack - great parenting ! Free to get in but they have a donati

2. Queens Park

Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Nature & Parks
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 593 reviews

Queens Park

Reviewed By erivansr - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia

great meeting place or a pleasant stop on your journey

Queens Park is just a short walk from Toowoomba's Central Business District. Much loved by locals, the park's diverse facilities make it a great meeting place or a pleasant stop on your journey.The north-eastern section boasts an immaculately tended flora

3. Picnic Point

Top of the Range 164 Tourist Rd, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 452 reviews

Picnic Point

Reviewed By geographyguy_11 - Brisbane, QueenslandBrisbane, Queensland

Spectacular view

The view down the range from the main lookout near the giant Australian flagpole and playground is magnificent - perfect for sunny days. The prices charged by the cafe were criminal. Further down the road, the view is largely obscured by bush and not wort

4. Cobb+Co Museum

27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 539 reviews

Cobb+Co Museum

Toowoomba's must-see tourist destination! Part of the Queensland Museum Network and home to the National Carriage Collection, discover a variety of interactive displays, exhibits and heritage trade workshops. Immerse yourself in Toowoomba's natural and cultural history and revisit an Australian transport era. Wander through the charming National Carriage Collection and discover how the 47 horse-drawn vehicles played an important role in the development of Queensland. Put your power to the test in the Energy for Life Discovery Centre and explore how your body uses and stores energy and how we can use energy more sustainably. The kids will love stepping back in time to play in The Coach Stop play area. Watch them become shop attendants in the old Museum General Store, dress them up in old fashion clothes or give them a ride on the life-sized replica horse. Get your hands on history with a variety of heritage workshops with one to five day workshops suited from beginner to expert. Experience the satisfaction of learning a traditional skill and creating something beautiful yet functional by hand. Take a break in Cobb's Coffee Shop and try Toowoomba's best scones! Located a just short walk across from Toowoomba's iconic Queens Park. Museum admission is free for Toowoomba Regional Council residents with proof of residency.

Reviewed By cathy764 - Helensvale, AustraliaHelensvale, Australia

Wheelchair accessible museum Toowoomba

Great collection of Cobb & Co carriages with a really interesting history of where they were used here in Australia. The museum is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair accessible bathroom. They do 2 for 1 admission for those with Companion Cards.

5. Laurel Bank Park

Laurel Lane, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Nature & Parks
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4.5 based on 432 reviews

Laurel Bank Park

Reviewed By 23KEG - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia

Topiary Gardens

The gardens are pet friendly. There is a children's play area. The topiary are fantastic. Very well kept. Busy over the public holidays with picnics and parties. Don't miss the garden it wind disappoint. The kids will love the Thomas the tank topiary, the

6. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

43 Lindsay St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Events, Cultural Events
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84%
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Now in its 67th year the award-winning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to grow. Spectacular gardens, country touring, live music and local food & wine plus much more.

Reviewed By GlobalProperty - Toowoomba, AustraliaToowoomba, Australia

Brilliant week in Australia's most live-able City!!!

For anyone remotely interested in gardens, flowers, shrubbery, food - Toowoomba is the BEST place on the continent to visit in the SpringTime.The organisation of this Carnival continues to improve ... and always seems to be adding additional interesting e

7. Empire Theatre

Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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5 based on 163 reviews

Empire Theatre

The Empire Theatres is the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia and boasts several performance and function spaces. Renowned for its classic art deco architecture, the heritage listed theatre is the jewel of the Darling Downs.

Reviewed By Lorraine B - Seaford, AustraliaSeaford, Australia

Lovely art deco theatre

The art deco style of walls, floor and details of the lights dates back to the 1930's when the theatre was rebuilt after a fire. As well as being interesting for its art deco style it is also practical, as it has a huge stage with all the necessary equipm

8. Table Top Mountain

Toowoomba, Queensland 4352, Australia Nature & Parks, Mountains
Excellent
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Table Top Mountain

Reviewed By DACCLES - Toowoomba, AustraliaToowoomba, Australia

SUPERB VIEW.

Went there during Carnival of Flowers. It was a superb Spring day so was rather busy. However, this did not prevent my absolute enjoyment of the view and this iconic landmark. I first recall coming here as a child. A wonderfully tranquil experience.

9. DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum

16 Cambooya St | Drayton, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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5 based on 87 reviews

DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum

DownsSteam is a community based solely volunteer run organisation dedicated to the establishment of a tourist railway for the Darling Downs region. DownsSteam was formed to enable the preservation and active restoration of the last remaining steam locomotive built at the historic Toowoomba Foundry Company, C16-106 Southern Cross Works No. 28 circa 1914. DownsSteam plans to run regular passenger services that would become part of an integrated tourism transport trail across the Darling Downs. Fine food excursions to Warwick and Stanthorpe will give our guests the opportunity to sample the best our region has to offer. Shorter trips to Nobby and Pittsworth will celebrate our regions rich heritage. Since formation in 2001, DownsSteam has established an active railway precinct on the former Drayton sidings & acquiried a large rolling stock fleet.

Reviewed By Lorraine B - Seaford, AustraliaSeaford, Australia

Well-kept collection of trains and platform

The carriages have been beautifully restored and are kept in excellent condition by volunteers. There was a great surprise with one carriage, which was painted by a man who is half Aboriginal, half Italian. He painted the whole inside of the carriage incl

10. Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre

86 James St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
Excellent
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4.5 based on 159 reviews

Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed By Roger H - Toowoomba, AustraliaToowoomba, Australia

Best Tourism Advice

Very helpful staff on hand to help your visit to Toowoomba region. Lots of information, brochures and maps, and most importantly, friendly knowledgeable staff.

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