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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Quest Toowoomba Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$189 - 919
Quest Toowoomba is conveniently located on Margaret Street and is one of Toowoomba's newest accommodation providers. Comprising 74 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with kitchen facilities, WiFi, air-conditioning and work desk.

Crows Nest Motel

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$130 - 190
Crows Nest Motel is set on two acres of gardens and lawns and offers suites in a quiet country atmosphere. Just 1.2 kilometres from the town centre of Crows Nest and a two hour drive from Brisbane (taking the Esk route is a very picturesque way to travel) - situated 40 kilometres north of Toowoomba along the Great Dividing Range.

Vacy Hall Toowoomba's Grand Boutique Hotel Since 1873

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$117 - 245
Vacy Hall is a small and charming historic hotel with soul. Guests love their beautiful rooms, delightful art and magnificent garden. For the last six consecutive years (2012 to 2017), Tripadvisor has awarded Vacy Hall a Certificate of Excellence which is recognition that they are a consistent favourite with travellers.

Branell Homestead Bed and Breakfast

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$99 - 243
Branell Homestead Bed and Breakfast, located one hour from Brisbane, just outside Laidley in the beautiful Lockyer Valley, is for people who wish to experience the finer things in life, from reading a book in the extensive library, to watching a movie on the big screen.

Annand Mews Serviced Apartments

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 250
Annand Mews (previously Markartan Villas) is the ideal accommodation choice. Set in a very tranquil circuit, the apartments are suited to holiday makers, the corporate sector, people transferring to Toowoomba and hospital and medical staff.

Laguna Apartments Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$210 - 420
Located in the heart of Toowoomba's Central Business District, they're more than just a hotel. Just a short stroll from popular restaurants and café's and Toowoomba's beautiful city gardens, you've gone to the right place to unwind and relax.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$220 - 600
Ravensbourne Escape is a holiday destination high up on the mountain range at Ravensbourne only an hour and a half west of Brisbane and 45 minutes from Toowoomba. Enjoy views of neighbouring Ravensbourne National Park and the Brisbane and Lockyer valley whilst relaxing in the serenity of your beautifully appointed home.

Homewood Cottages

Highfields, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 235
Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields only 10 kilometres north of Toowoomba just off the New England Highway. The cottages border Davidson’s Arboretum (Latin for tree garden) an exquisite 1ha of many varieties of beautiful autumn trees from around the world.

Applegum Inn

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$122 - 190
Applegum Inn is a 25 room motel conveniently located in a beautiful tree lined street in East Toowoomba only five blocks from the central business district and well away from the noise of highway traffic.

ecoRidge Hideaway

Preston, Toowoomba Area
From AU$110 - 195
Perched on a ridge of the Great Dividing Range at 650 metres, stay in style at ecoRidge Hideaway Bed and Breakfast. Choose from three fully self-contained chalets built in accordance with eco-friendly practices to minimise your carbon footprints.
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