Toowoomba is a treasure-trove of tradition and culture; a great place to go shopping until you drop, dine late and discover the best things in life.
Toowoomba’s history has been well preserved in its buildings and the magnificently restored art deco Empire Theatre has regular performances. A well marked drive for guests will take one past the city’s finest architecture, including City Hall, the National Trust Royal Bull’s Head Inn and the Heritage Street, Russell Street. A visit to the Cobb & Co Museum is a must - it houses Australia’s biggest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
Garden-lovers of course will be kept extremely busy exploring the city’s internationally themed gardens, the Wetlands of the World and the New Zealand-themed park at Lake Annand and the Uni of Southern Queensland’s Japanese Gardens. If you favor a stroll amongst the flowers, don’t miss to visit the Botanic Gardens at Queens Park. Also take your time out to smell the beautiful flowers in Laurel Bank Park.
This region of Toowoomba is endowed with picturesque dams, rivers and streams abound with fish where one can wet a line in green, lovely surroundings. If coming around, don’t miss visiting the Severn dam, Macintyre River and Dumaresq River for Murray Cod, golden and silver perch, cod and jewfish. Of course don't miss to visit and the Lockyer Valley.
If you’d love to listen to a good story, drive 20 minutes south of Toowoomba to the town of Nobby, and head for Rudd’s Pub, named after Steele Rudd, author of the classic “Dad n' Dave yarns”, and listen to a comical tale or two over a cold drink and a hearty roast.
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