Australia Day is celebrated annually on January 26th to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, in 1788. Toowoomba Region residents are invited to attend Australia Day award presentations and celebrations on Thursday, January 26. The event will feature award presentations by the Mayor, citizenship ceremonies, and community activities.

Toowoomba Region encourages residents to join the festivities marking our national day across the Region. “Regardless of where residents mark our national day, we continue to live in a special part of Australia. It is an occasion to reflect and celebrate the best aspects of living in Australia. We should not lose sight of our good fortune to live in this part of Australia, whatever views one might have about the significance of Australia Day”.

For those who want to celebrate Australia Day in Toowoomba, there are several events and activities to choose from. Highfields Pioneer Village puts on an impressive array of activities for Australia Day, including demonstrations of sheep shearing, working draft horses, milking cows, beekeeping, Aboriginal dance, blacksmithing, and more. Webb Park is another popular destination for locals and visitors alike, offering views of Table Top mountain.

Toowoomba is also home to several lookout spots that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Picnic Point Lookout, situated on the edge of the escarpment, is the premier destination for its spectacular views of the range and the Lockyer Valley region. Bill Goulds Lookout, established by Lions Club of Toowoomba West in 1991, offers panoramic views of the city and the surrounding countryside. Tobruk Drive Lookout, located a short distance from Picnic Point, is another location where you will find breathtaking views of Table Top mountain.


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