Local Attractions


Laurel Bank Park is a beautiful parkland area close to the city centre, featuring spectacular manicured gardens, a scented garden, a playground, picnic area and croquet greens. As well as containing an outstanding collection of exotic trees, including English and Spanish oaks, ginkos and Japanese maples, the park is home to the tranquil Scented Gardens. This unique ‘garden within a garden’ was created by Toowoomba City Council… Read more




Aussie Emporium is owned and operated by Peter and Anne Eldridge who have drawn on 50 years of retail experience and extensive travel to bring together Queenslands largest collection of quality Australiana, gift lines and souvenirs! Yes, they have searched the world to bring together truly unique lines with the international traveller, exchange student… Read More





Cobb and Co Museum is home to the National Carriage Collection, Australia’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles. The collection includes three Cobb and Co coaches on permanent display, including the last of the operational coach on the Yuleba-Surat run in 1924. Highlights of the Toowoomba and Darling Downs displays are the natural environment of the Escarpment of the Great Dividing Range; personal stories linked to Toowoomba’s icons and multicultural traditions; ‘Binangar’, the Aboriginal language centre with traditional and contemporary indigenous displays; and ‘The Coach Stop’ rated by visitors… Read More



Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre is a heritage listed art-deco venue which provides a wide variety of performing arts for every taste. The Empire is Australia’s largest regional performing arts complex and stages world class shows from leading national and international performers as well as showcasing a wealth of local talent. Whether it is popular music, ballet, comedy or any live performance … Read More




One of the most peaceful and beautiful parks in Toowoomba is the University’s Japanese Garden. Located on the northern side of the campus, on a four and a half hectare site, it is Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden. Its elements of mountain stream and waterfall, Dry Garden, central lake, Azalea Hill, three kilometres of paths, 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants, and lawns combine in a seamless and restful harmony. Japanese gardens emphasise the use of rocks to create three dimensional pictures in stone… Read More