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Blog2021-04-01T13:15:07+10:00

Latest news for Toowoomba Region

Want insider tips on the best things to do while you’re visiting the Toowoomba Region? We’ve got you covered with our blog that lets you in on all the local secrets!

Art & culture

  • Ladies holding fresh produce at the Hamptons Festival Market

Toowoomba Region markets

To market, to market… to find the freshest local produce and the quirkiest handicrafts! Here is a full list of markets to explore in our beautiful region. Every Saturday - Toowoomba Farmers’ Market This is your weekly chance to buy fresh regional produce directly from the region’s farmers including seasonal fruit and vegetables, local meats, hand-made bread, pasta, jams, ...

  • Antiques in Toowoomba Region

Antiques in the Toowoomba Region

Hunt for hidden treasures at one of the region’s many antique and second-hand stores. Whether it’s rare antiques, quirky retro items or collector's pieces you’re after – there’s sure to be something for you. Broken Books Antique Print Gallery and Custom Framing Broken Books specialises in rare original prints from the 17th through to the early 20th Century. Antique and vintage ...

  • Bright yellow street art in Toowoomba laneway

Art experiences in the Toowoomba Region

The Toowoomba Region is full of artistic experiences to inspire and excite. We asked members of the region’s art community what their recommendations are for travellers to the region. First Coat outdoor gallery Some of the most loved (and most photographed!) features of Toowoomba’s streetscape are the more than 80 large scale street art murals dotted throughout the city. The amazing ...

  • Aboriginal Culture Street Art in Toowoomba

Experience Aboriginal culture and heritage in the Toowoomba Region

Toowoomba Regional Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Toowoomba Region, and pays its respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the knowledge, the rich traditions and bold ambitions of Australia’s first peoples. Toowoomba – an ancient meeting place In the local First Nations community, Toowoomba is known as a key meeting place along the ancient pathways that ...

Family fun

  • People biting a Lamington in Toowoomba

Toowoomba – Home of the lamington

The story goes that the lamington, that chocolate-coated and coconut encrusted favourite of generations of Australian families and fundraising committees, was invented in Toowoomba! It all began in the sultry Queensland summer of 1896 when Lord Lamington, the Governor of Queensland, began the annual habit of moving his entourage to Harlaxton House in Toowoomba to escape the heat of Brisbane. ...

  • Kids on yellow slide at playground in Toowoomba

Nine amazing playgrounds in Toowoomba

There’s sure to be a playground nearby anywhere you go in Toowoomba! Here are nine of the best. 1. Queens Park - Lindsay Street playground area Opposite 62 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba Catering for toddlers to pre-teens of all abilities, this playground is a favourite of many in Toowoomba. It includes a wheelchair-accessible fort, textured dome climbing structure, huge accessible musical ...

History & heritage

  • St Annes Jondaryan Church

Six heritage listed churches in the Toowoomba Region

The Toowoomba Region is blessed with many beautiful historic churches, each offering a unique glimpse into the region’s spiritual history. Here are six churches listed on the State Heritage Register you can visit. St Anne’s Anglican Church, Jondaryan 56 Jondaryan Evanslea Road, Jondaryan – 45km north west of Toowoomba St Anne's is the earliest surviving church on the Downs and one ...

  • People sitting in old rail carriage at DownSteam Tourist Railway

Five Toowoomba Region railway enthusiast hot spots

Do you or someone in your family have a passion for railways and history? Check out these five amazing experiences available in the Toowoomba Region. DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum Come along for a family friendly day out to this impressive tourist railway and museum. See DownsSteam’s impressive collection of rolling stock, view their museum displays and take a tour of ...

  • City Hall in Toowoomba CBD

Eight fascinating self-guided historic walks in Toowoomba

Learn the story of our beautiful heritage city by taking a leisurely stroll around its historic precincts. We have put together a summary of Toowoomba Regional Council’s eight self-guided historic walks of Toowoomba, developed by local historians. These are available in full online and include detailed maps, informative summaries of each site, historical photos and sketches of architectural details. If you ...

  • Royal Bulls Head Inn in Toowoomba

Toowoomba Region historic highlights

Unravel the history of the Darling Downs by visiting these seven unique historical sites across the Toowoomba Region. From ancient Aboriginal ceremonial sites to haunted inns built by ex-convicts and the oldest operating woolshed in Queensland, these locations will inspire you to discover the region’s rich heritage. Cobb+Co Museum Step back in time to the era of horse drawn vehicles at ...

Six amazing aviation experiences in the Toowoomba Region

Do you have an aviation fanatic in the family or just looking for a fun day out? Check out these amazing aircraft experiences right here in the Toowoomba Region. Australian Army Flying Museum Located just 25 minutes from Toowoomba in the rural town of Oakey, this unique museum houses more than 20 aircraft flown by the Australian Army and related memorabilia ...

Nature

  • Toowoomba's Floral Emblem- The Violet

Toowoomba’s floral emblem – the violet

The violet has held a special place in Toowoomba’s history for many years. In January 1932 it was declared Toowoomba’s floral emblem at a meeting of Council as an acknowledgement of its role in the community. Bunches of sweet violets were sold by mothers and families of World War I soldiers who did not return home, to build a large ...

  • Beautiful Japanese Gardens in Toowoomba

Seven showstopping Toowoomba parks

Toowoomba is known as Queensland’s Garden City – and what better way to experience it than in one of our more than 150 parks! Here we list seven showstoppers that delight locals and visitors all year round. These beautiful parks showcase the seasons unlike anywhere else in Queensland. In Toowoomba, you’ll discover crisp winter air, knee-deep autumn leaves, clear summer days ...

Flowers all year round

You might know the Toowoomba Region for our stunning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in September – but we have beautiful blooms, seasonal colour and natural delights year-round for you to enjoy! January – March: Sunflower season For a stunning photo opportunity take a country drive to visit the many sunflower fields that grow around the region. Other beautiful crops to add ...

  • Girls walking bushwalking tracks in Toowoomba

Six spectacular hikes / bushwalks in the Toowoomba Region

The Toowoomba region provides walkers of all abilities with unique and picturesque walking trails. We’ve listed six local favourites to inspire you to explore the region’s natural treasures. With everything from stunning views from the top of the Great Dividing Range to remote National Parks, there's a walk for you. For the full list and information of walks in the region ...

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