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Things to see and do

Here are just a few of the many things to do in Toowoomba. We can recommend many more things to see and do around Toowoomba, ask us at reception and we will be happy to help.

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Whatever your mood or fancy, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs has plenty to see and do - from boutique wineries, stylish cafes, galleries, heritage exhibitions and museums to rugged national parks, antique stores, spectacular lookouts, gracious old hotels and stunning gardens.

And as one of the few regions in Queensland with four distinct seasons, anytime is a great time to experience the natural beauty and charm that awaits you.


Toowoomba Japanese Gardens

The Toowoomba Japanese Garden is the largest, most complex and traditionally designed Japanese Garden in Australia. It was named Ju Raku En by the designer - roughly translated it means long life and happiness in a public garden.

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Toowoomba's Empire Theatre

The Empire Theatre has a colourful history - from its beginnings as a flourishing silent movie house to the largest regional theatre in Australia bringing the very best of entertainment to the region.

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Toowoomba Turf Club

The Toowoomba Turf Club Inc, home of racing on the Darling Downs offers Australia's only regular twilight racing experience for thoroughbreds – and it happens every Saturday.

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Cobb & Co. Museum

A $2 million Queensland Heritage Trails Network expansion of Toowoomba's Cobb & Co. Museum showcases a new and interactive world of exhibitions that tell more of the character stories and history of the Darling Downs region.

Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of displays including travelling exhibitions, areas dedicated to Darling Downs and local Indigenous histories, a children's activity centre and cafe.

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Toowoomba Train Station

A classical piece of Queensland Railways architecture, the Toowoomba railway station has to be one of the finest examples of its kind in Queensland.


Toowoomba Parks and Gardens

Council operated parks abound throughout Toowoomba Regional Council, offering recreational opportunities for all ages.

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Picnic Point Look Out

Picnic Point is a Toowoomba icon, a beautifully landscaped parkland with playgrounds, barbecue and picnic facilities and magnificent lookouts over the city and the Lockyer Valley.

Picnic Point is a 'must see' spot in Toowoomba. It's the best place to appreciate Toowoomba's high location on the top edge of the Great Dividing Range. Ample parking, picnic benches, on-site cafe and restaurant and walking tracks mean that visitors can make the most of this ideal location. If you're feeling energetic there are some very long walking tracks which lead down the range and even all the way to Table Top Mountain.



The University of Southern Queensland

Our main campus is located in Toowoomba, one of Australia's largest inland cities, situated just an hour and a half west of Brisbane. There are over 4000 students enrolled at Toowoomba campus studying in the areas of Business, Communication, Creative Arts, Health, Humanities, Education, Engineering and Spatial Science, Information Technology, Law and Sciences.

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