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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Gold Coast SUNS Family Night Out

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
23 February 2018
Come along to the Gold Coast SUNS Family Night Out! Join them at Bond University AFL field from 3.30pm for a night of family fun with family activities, petting zoo, rock climbing wall food trucks , SUNS membership and merchandise and 102.

Wednesday Night Comedy at Nobbys Arc

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 28 February 2018
Join them Wednesday nights from 7:30pm, with resident MC Dusty Rich (SA) for a night of laughter featuring the best comedians from around Queensland, Australia and the world! Based Comedy is bringing the most hilarious acts to Nobbys Arc every single week and, the best bit?

2018 CMC Music Awards

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$99 - 250
15 March 2018
The 2018 CMC Music Awards are back and are the hottest ticket for Australia's country music fans! Get up-close and personal to your favourite local and international country music stars LIVE on stage at the 2018 CMC Music Awards on the Gold Coast, hosted by The McClymonts.

Amy Shark

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
4 April 2018
After touring North America, headlining festivals across Australia and landing at #2 in triple j's 2016 Hottest 100, Amy Shark hits the Queensland Music Stage. Gold Coast born and bred, Amy is a contemplative and soulfully brooding singer-songwriter who shot to the top of radio playlists with her single 'Adore'.

Rite

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
4 April 2018
Brace yourself as 10 ferociously committed acrobats put their bodies on the line in an electrifying explosion of physicality and power. 'The Rite of Spring' has been the basis of dances and ballets for over 100 years but never circus - until now.

360 Allstars

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
5 April 2018
World champion athletes and performers hit the stage in this adrenaline-fuelled urban circus. Prepare for non-stop action, with breakdancing, beatboxing, BMX flatlanding, basketball freestyling, drumming and Roue Cyr (an acrobatic wheel).

Paces

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
5 April 2018
A night of new wave Gold Coast-grown electronic music, headlined by the innovative and summery vibes of Paces. Paces burst boldly into 2017 with single 'Savage' featuring Nyne, which accumulated seven million Spotify streams and spurred a sold-out national tour including supports for Marshmello and Illy.

Arboria

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
5 – 15 April 2018
You'll be amazed by the beauty of light and colour when you enter the luminarium - a monumental, walk-in sculpture that has enchanted millions of people across the globe. Journey through the dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes, and awaken your sense of wonder.

Surge

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
5 April 2018
Witness daring athleticism and high-powered choreography in a new dance work that dramatically swings between harmony and havoc. Choreographed by Gabrielle Nankivell and sound designed by Luke Smiles, watch as five dancers embody the hypnotic paradox of beauty and violence that rages within the elements;

Wilson Pickers

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
6 April 2018
These Festival favourites will serve up new music and ARIA-nominated alt country tunes. Started in 2009 as a side project, the Wilson Pickers have gone onto receive an ARIA nomination for each of their three albums, played major festivals throughout Australia and built a reputation for the good time that is had by everyone at their live shows.
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