Toowong

Toowong is a very popular, well known Brisbane suburb located five minutes drive west of the Brisbane city centre. The suburb is nestled between mighty Mount Coot-tha and the north bank of the meandering Brisbane River. From the banks of the river beautiful views of the city skyline can be enjoyed.

A cosmopolitan and multicultural part of the city, Toowong still enjoys the kind of friendly, relaxed ambience Queensland is famous for.

Located within Toowong are two of Brisbane's most famous, heritage-listed hotels - the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel These hotels have been beautifully restored and, along with several others establishments, offer superb dining and wonderful views of the river.

Toowong is a great spot to indulge in a little retail therapy. A large shopping complex in the heart of town offers everything from specialty stores to supermarkets. Nearby shopping precincts offer more variety and interest, with a wide range of gift shops, homewares and designer boutiques.

Every day tastebuds are tantalised at Toowong's lively cafes, sushi bars, bistros, hotels and top notch restaurants.

On the western outskirts of Toowong, at the foot of Mount Coot-tha, are the beautiful Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. This huge garden contains over 5,000 plant species from around the world and offers a number of delightful walking trails with spectacular views. On the Aboriginal art trail you will find fascinating tree carvings and rock paintings. Families will enjoy the astronomy programs offered at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium located within the Gardens.

Accommodation options in Toowong include apartments in riverside high-rises that take advantage of the city views. villas, studio apartments and holiday rentals are also available.

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Toowong, Brisbane Area
Queensland
Australia

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