Toowoomba and Darling Downs

Visit the garden city of Toowoomba, where the Darling Downs and Great Diving Range join forces to attract nature lovers seeking crisp winter air, clear summer days, the burnt shades of autumn and a riot of colour in spring.

Sensory delights

  • Sip chilled white wine amongst 252 acres of olive trees and grapevines in Crows Nest or lay out a blanket at Picnic Point, with views over the Lockyer Valley.
  • See the Valley of the Diamonds gorge from Crows Nest Falls at Koonin Lookout, with water plummeting 25 metres below.
  • Breathe in the annual carnival of flowers and the jacaranda trees lining the historic railway station.

Pre-loved finds

  • Stroll country markets for treasured antique pieces and marvel at the size of nearly 50 horse-drawn vehicles assembled in one museum collection.
  • Take a self-guided walk past traditional Queensland homes from the 1860s and watch a local performance in the heritage-listed art-deco theatre.

Plan your holiday

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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.

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.

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.

The Club Clifton

Clifton, Toowoomba Area
From AU$90 - 135
Originally built in 1889, this historic hotel is the oldest hotel in the heart of Clifton maintaining its yesteryear charm with all the modern conveniences. There are stories to tell about the fires, a friendly ghost, the horse that drank at the bar, another that slept upstairs while his owner drank.

Mirambeena Retreat

Top Camp, Toowoomba Area
From AU$95 - 205
Mirambeena Retreat is a bed and breakfast/cottage situated approximately 90 minutes west of Brisbane and on the outskirts of Toowoomba. It is a getaway location which offers a country experience that is relaxed and tranquil.

Ellengrove Serviced Apartments

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 175
Ellengrove offers you six one and two bedroom fully self contained apartments in a quiet residential area. All apartments have generous sized kitchens and bathroom and quality queen sized beds. Each apartment has a lockup garage and private courtyard.

Anduramba Homestead B and B

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$125 - 155
Anduramba Homestead is a large country house built in 1907 situated on the Great Dividing Range with an easterly aspect overlooking a beautiful Protea farm and a deep forest of Eucalyptus trees. Providing country hospitality and accommodation for up to six guests, with wide verandas for guests to sit and relax overlooking the established gardens.

Murphys Creek Escape

Upper Lockyer, Toowoomba Area
From AU$21 - 249
Murphy's Creek Escape is an exciting waterfront camping park 20 minutes from Toowoomba and one and a half hours from Brisbane. There are generous sized powered and un-powered sites and group camping areas all in a natural bush setting.

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.

Cloudlake Mountain Retreat

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$225 - 245
Cloudlake Mountain Retreat is a 65 acre organic/biodynamic farm property, at 2,000 feet in a secret valley in the mountains near Ravensbourne National Park. It offers guests a blissful escape from their busy lives, so wake up to a water view in either of the two fully self-contained cottages, The Boathouse or Mother of Ducks Cottage, situated on their private lake.
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