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Things to Do in Toowoomba, Australia

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Toowoomba Things to Do

Located in the southern part of Queensland, Australia, the city of Toowoomba is a perfect spot for a getaway. Here are the top attractions and things to do in Toowoomba.

Picnic Point

Providing breathtaking views and a lovely park to relax in, Picnic Point is located on the Darling Downs of Queensland. Be careful if you are traveling here at night, as it can be very foggy during the colder months.

Salt Caves

Boasting its very own Himalayan Salt Cave, Toowoomba gives you the ultimate advantage of being able to have fun and explore while enjoying a tranquil experience. You can even benefit from taking part in a salt therapy if you choose, and don’t forget to buy your own salt lamp at the gift shop.

St. Luke’s Church

If you want to view beautiful architecture at its finest, then make sure to stop in at St. Luke’s Church. In the center of the church is The Agnus Dei with the Griffith window, a replica of a famous window in Chartres Cathedral in France.

Ju Raku en Japanese Gardens

If you like visiting Japanese Gardens, then you definitely will want to head on over to Ju Raku en Japanese Gardens. Opened in 1989, these gardens feature many paths for strolling through a Japanese landscape that is overloaded with Azalea bushes. More than 2,500 of these bushes can be found on the northern face of Azalea Hill.  The Central Lake of the gardens represents a celestial sea.

Toowoomba Art Gallery

The Toowoomba Art Gallery Park came about as a result of landscape architects teaming up with an artist and ironworker who’d begun working with unemployed aboriginal men. The men were taught ironmongery and made a series of totems that represented their dreams and visions. The results are on display at this unique gallery.

Cobb+Co Museum

The Cobb+Co Museum, located in Toowoomba, focuses on horse-drawn vehicles, and is the home of Australia’s National Carriage Collection. It opened in 1987 and has become a major draw to Toowoomba.

Ravensbourne National Park

This is a small yet very scenic national park on Australia’s Great Dividing Range. It overlooks the Lockyer Valley. Some remnants rainforest and wet eucalyptus trees remain in Ravensbourne. 

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about attractions in Toowoomba.

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