Toowoomba

Crisp winter air, knee-deep autumn leaves, clear summer days and a riot of colour in spring; nowhere else in Queensland will you experience all four seasons as distinctively as right here. Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, Toowoomba crowns the edge of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level, overlooking the Lockyer Valley.

Known as Queensland’s Garden City... so pack a picnic and relax in one of our 150-plus parks and gardens. Join the locals and taste the colours of spring at their Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers! Enjoy their ten-day festival of nonstop fun and laughter, fireworks, parades, the coolest music and entertainment as well as the sensational wines and tantalising tastes of the region.

From March to May mellow tints of red and gold mark the autumn showing. In the winter months, enjoy rugging up and winding down. Locally made wine and delicious food will tantalise the tastebuds and warm the soul.

Toowoomba’s colonial history traces back to the early 1840s with the establishment of the first store on the Downs at “The Springs”, soon thereafter renamed Drayton. The National Trust-owned Royal Bull’s Head Inn dates from that period and you can still see it on Brisbane Street today. A drought in 1850 saw many re-settle a few kilometres to the northeast at what is now Toowoomba. After rapid expansion a new municipality was proclaimed in 1860, a township in 1892 and a city in 1904.

Toowoomba and its surrounds are strongly linked by an interconnected history that you can discover is alive and well in interactive museums, historical attractions and in streetscapes dotted with stately architecture.

Make your first stop on the history trail the Cobb+Co Museum. You’ll find an outstanding collection of horse-drawn vehicles and the story of the natural and cultural history of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. You can trace Cobb+Co's role in the expansion of the Southern Queensland Country region, beginning as a small mail run in 1866 transporting mail and passengers to Brisbane and beyond.

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Queensland
Australia

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Samarinda Jewel By The Sea

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$190 - 350
Samarinda Jewell by the sea is located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay. North Stradbroke Island is the second largest sand island in the world, with an enticing blend of pristine beaches and rugged coastal landscapes with tranquil inland lakes.

Lamb Island Bed and Breakfast

Lamb Island, Redland City Area
From AU$180 - 180
Lamb Island Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully appointed, split level, two bedroom cottage only metres from the sheltered waters of Southern Moreton Bay. Lamb Island is only one and a half hours from the Brisbane Central Business District, one hour from both Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports and just a short 20 minute ferry ride from Redland Bay.

Anchorage Beachfront Island Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$140 - 400
The only resort on North Stradbroke Island with direct beach access a private boardwalk, Anchorage Beachfront Island Resort is located on Home Beach, facing north to Cape Moreton and is well protected from prevailing winds with headlands at both ends, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll or swim.

The Grove on Russell

Russell Island, Redland City Area
From AU$115 - 145
The Grove on Russell offers comfortable and affordable accommodation for visitors travelling to the Southern Moreton Bay Region. Located on Russell Island just 40 minutes drive from Brisbane and one hour drive from the Gold Coast.

Pandanus Palms Holiday Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$280 - 360
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Green Trees Beach House

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$300 - 550
"Green Trees" has just been beautifully renovated and made available as a holiday rental for the first time and suits a large family or perhaps two families. Located right at Point Lookout, the three level beach house features a large "Queenslander" style wrap round verandah together with an easily accessible top floor deck boasting a magnificent easterly ocean view.

Allure Stradbroke Resort

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$155 - 872
Allure Stradbroke Resort is always striving to offer the best accommodation experience and value on North Stradbroke Island. Their convenient location puts you on the door step to North Stradbroke Island's world class beaches, fresh water lakes and an abundance of native flora and fauna.

Minjerribah Camping

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$14.90 - 280.00
Straddie Camping offers easy access island camping on idyllic North Stradbroke Island, 'Minjerribah', just off the coast of Brisbane. With six camping grounds in three of the island's townships, Straddie Camping offers powered and unpowered sites for tents, camper trailers and caravans, as well as fully equipped cabins, and two unique 'glamping' EcoShacks.

Claytons on Cylinder Beach Front Apartments

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$400 - 600
Claytons on Cylinder Beach Front Accommodation are one of North Stradbroke Island's most sought after holiday rentals. The complex consists of 10 individually owned three and four bedroom apartments, complete with lock up garage.

Minjerribah Camping EcoShacks

North Stradbroke Island, Redland City Area
From AU$230 - 280
Straddie Camping offers easy access island camping on 'Minjerribah', North Stradbroke Island, just off the coast of Brisbane. Two fully equipped EcoShack offer a 'glamping' experience at the Amity Point Camping Ground.
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