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Toowoomba Carnival of FlowersIt was Toowoomba's status as the "Garden City" which inspired Essex Tait to suggest the city hold an annual carnival in order to help promote business within the city.

The event first premiered in the Spring of 1950 and was such a resounding success that it has been held every year since.

The Toowoomba Carnival of flowers is held in the last full week of September and comprises of a street parade along with other activities.

This year marks the 67th anniversary of the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers which will be held from Friday 16th September until Sunday 25th September 2016. A spectacular celebration of the Garden City, with flowers, food, and entertainment.

If you would like more information on this fantastic event, then please visit the official website.

Most of all though, remember to have lots of fun and enjoy.




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Toowoomba like any other city has no shortage of attractions which will fill your visit with adventure and intrigue. What follows is some of Toowoomba's treasures.

Empire Theatre

The Empire Theatre is an art deco style building and was opened in 1911, it seats 1,567. The stage has a width of 13 meters and depth of 12 meters.

Performances hosted include musicals, operas, and live theatre.

The building was extensively renovated in the late 1990's after it was purchased by the then Toowoomba City Council

The Empire Theatre is located at 56 Neil St, Toowoomba
Website address: Empire Theatre

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Establised in 1937, and reopened in 1994 serves to exhibit artistic work. It too like the Empire Theatre is owned by the Toowoomba Regional Council.
More details information about the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Can be found here:
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

It is located at 531 Ruthven St, Toowoomba
The Website is: Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Phone Number is: 07 4688 6652

The Cobb & Co. Museum

Established in 1987, Toowoomba was chosen for the museums location due to the fact the it was the first stop in Queensland of the Cobb & Co. Coach Service from the south.

The muesums occupies an area of over 2000 square meters and houses 50 horse drawn coached.
Queensland early transport history is steeped in horse drawn vehicles.

Website: Cobb and Co. Museum
Address: 27 Lindsay St, Toowoomba

Japanese Gardens

Located at the University of Southern Queensland, it is ranked as one of the worlds top ten. What is so special about Japanese Gardens? Part of the beauty of the Japanese gardens comes from the symbolic expression of religious Buddhism and Shinto beliefs.

Toowoomba's Japanese Garden is the largest in Australia, it has over 50,000 visitors per annum.
It is situated on a 4.5 hectare site. Worth a visit.

Address: West Street, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
More Information: Japanese Gardens

Laurel Bank Park

On a 4.5 hectare site, it was donated to the City of Toowoomba by Mr Samuel George Stephens in 1932. The Laurel Bank Hall was used as a mess hall for United States troops during World War II. The garden was designed by Mr Stephens himself.

More Information: Laurel Bank Park

Toowoomba City Hall

The original Toowoomba City Hall was built by Frederick Stein in 1862 in James St. It was of timber construction and was replaced in 1881 with a brick building.

The present day city hall which is located in Ruthven St, was completed in 1900. It was designed by Willoughby Powell.

Lake Annand Park

Lake Annand Park is located in South Toowoomba. It is named after Toowoomba Mayor, James Douglas Annand. Construction of the man made lake commenced in 1955. The original bridge over the lake was completed in 1967. In 2011 the bridge was replaced with a steel bridge. Duck feeding is a popular activity at the park. There are barbecue facilities, toilets, and interconnecting pathways in the park. The park is quite popular for wedding photos as well.

Queens Park


Picnic Point Lookout


Toowoomba Railway Station


Newtown Park State Rose Garden


Milne Bay Military Museum


Royal Bulls Head Inn


Spring Bluff Historic Railway Station & Garden


Grand Central Shopping Centre


Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre


Easterfest (formally Australian Gospel Music Festival - AGMF)


Aquatic Centre


Clifford Park Race Course


PCYC Markets


Crows Nest National Park


Ravensbourne National Park


Highfields Pioneer Village


Museum of Australian Army Flying, Oakey


Cowboy Up Trail Riding, Crows Nest


Preston Peak Winery


Jondaryan Woolshed


Hampton Food & Arts Festaville


Ergon Energy Flower, Food & Wine Festaville


Toowoomba Showgrounds


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers


Crows Nest Community Arts & Crafts Centre


Vacy Hall Historic Guesthouse


Milne Bay Military Museum


Tosari Galleries


Darling Downs Model Railway Club


Chocolate Cottage, Highfields


Crows Nest National Park


Christmas Wonderland of Lights, Toowoomba


Australian Camp Over Festival, Millmerran



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