Highfields

Just a short drive north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway is Highfields, a flourishing community with much to offer visitors.

The Highfields Pioneer Historical Village is an attraction with rare and unusual collections of vintage machinery. Much of it has been restored to working order and can be seen in action particularly at the Easter Vintage Festival. The Historical Village also features a fully operational blacksmith shop, a heritage chapel, and an original Toowoomba 1928 Dennis Fire Engine. View 40000 sea shells and coral pieces in one of the largest collections in Queensland.

There are many enticing spots to stop including a lookout, nurseries and the Chocolate Cottage cafe at the Village Green, where you will also find antiques, art and other specialty stores.

Pay a visit to Abbie Lane Arts and Crafts Village. Set amidst cottage style gardens the old church building has been lovingly transformed into a country craft shop. The village also offers an array of gifts, jewellery, crafts, coffee shop and confectionary.

Highfields is also home to a large cultural centre often used by conference groups. An outdoor public swimming complex, a volleyball and basketball court are also located at the centre.

Highfields
Highfields, Toowoomba Area
Queensland
Australia

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Royal Queensland Show (Ekka)

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11 August 2017
The Royal Queensland Show, or Ekka as it's most commonly known, is Queensland's largest annual event. Held over ten full days, Ekka showcases life and achievements in the Sunshine State, bringing visitors from all across Queensland and Australia to the heart of Brisbane.
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20 March 2017
Some of the scientists from Mater Research Institute will guide you through their laboratories based at the Translational Research Institute. They will show you some of the technologies they use in their wide and varied areas of medical research.
From AU$30.00 - 35.00
26 March 2017
History suggests that art and science have always been symbiotic partners in the advancement of humanity. But do we value them equally? Since the dawn of civilisation, artists and scientists have supported each other’s endeavours and shared a role in constructing, recording and advancing our universe.
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22 March 2017
Imagine you are a Forensic Scientist who uses your skills to help identify soldiers from a WWI battlefield in France or soldiers who died on the Kokoda Track defending Australia in WWII. In the Forensic Scientist’s Apprentice session, apprentices will do similar tasks, helping to solve crimes and identify missing persons or victims of disasters.
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25 March 2017
Scientific discovery and spiritual faith have one unassailable commonality – they both strive to frame the natural structure of the cosmos; science explores the how, what and when, and faith seeks to explain why.
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24 March 2017
Rise and shine – it is time to feed your brain and your belly! Before the working day begins, join us at Festival Lab for a series of entertaining and enlightening science stories while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
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22 March 2017
The sustainer of all life on Earth, fresh water is our most precious resource and a basic human right. So, how in this age of endless technological innovation has clean water become a privately owned commodity that only the wealthier of the world can readily access?
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21 March 2017
Ever wondered about how you could use 3D printing to repair broken bones? Here’s your chance to find out, working inside a PC2 classified laboratory at the Translational Research Institute alongside Dr Mike Doran.
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24 March 2017
NASA’s recent announcements of surface water flows on Mars inspired hope for a human-friendly environment on the red planet. The search for water elsewhere in our universe has long fascinated scientists and space enthusiasts, fuelling their search for other habitable planets.
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22 March 2017
Climate change, acidification, overfishing, habitat destruction and plastic pollution are the consequences of an ever-burgeoning global population that is threatening our marine environment. As the impact of human industrialisation flows into our oceans, what action can humanity take to counter our own devastating environmental effect?
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