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
4.5 based on 730 reviews
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
4.5 based on 593 reviews
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
4.5 based on 452 reviews
Reviewed By geographyguy_11 - Brisbane, QueenslandBrisbane, Queensland
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
4.5 based on 539 reviews
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
4.5 based on 432 reviews
Reviewed By 23KEG - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia
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
4.5 based on 45 reviews
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
5 based on 163 reviews
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
4.5 based on 39 reviews
Reviewed By DACCLES - Toowoomba, AustraliaToowoomba, Australia
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
5 based on 87 reviews
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
4.5 based on 159 reviews
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.