Set amidst stunning natural beauty, Toowoomba in southern Queensland is a captivating city with something for everyone; these are some of the best things to do when here.

Unwind at Queens Park

This destination is known as the “Garden City” and one of its key green spaces is Queens Park. In Toowoomba, hotel properties in the CBD are close to this picturesque park with its lush landscapes, tree-lined pathways and floral displays; in September, it’s also amongst the best locations to witness the Carnival of Flowers.

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Enjoy Wining & Dining

The city’s Margaret Street is ideal for some foodie adventures; only a two-minute walk from Oaks Toowoomba Hotel, this locale is home to charming restaurants and pubs as well as diverse dining options at the Grand Central Shopping Centre. You can also head to nearby Preston Peak Winery for some fine wine amidst idyllic views.

Head to Picnic Point

As the name suggests, this is an ideal spot for a picnic! Overlooking Lockyer Valley and the Great Dividing Range, Picnic Point offers a scenic setting for a meal and has BBQ facilities too. It’s also a great place to explore and one can enjoy birdwatching, bushwalking or hiking up Table Top Mountain for magical sunrise vistas.

Visit Cobb+Co Museum

Amongst the best things to do in Toowoomba is to visit the Cobb+Co Museum that features various exhibits on heritage trades and horse-drawn vehicles. Key highlights include the National Carriage Collection, while kids are bound to love the Energy for Life Discovery Centre and the chance to dress up at The Coach Stop area.