Toowoomba is situated in Southern Queensland, is Australia’s largest inland regional city. Located 1.5 hours west of Brisbane, Toowoomba is the perfect place to escape Brisbane and enjoy some country air and mountain views. Toowoomba is also the ideal location to explore Queensland’s fascinating country life. Ipswich lies only an hour to the east, while a 2 hour journey west will take you to the Western Downs, the gateway into outback Australia. Only an hour south lies Warwick, the charming country town that has something to offer all year round. With somewhere to go in all directions, and plenty to do within Toowoomba itself, Toowoomba is a perfect holiday location.
Toowoomba is rich in heritage, so for those interested in learning about the history of regional Queensland. The woolshed at Jondaryan showcases the transformation of farming in the area, while the Cobb and Co museum will take you on a journey through Toowoomba’s past. If you are more an outdoor type, then take a short trip to Ravensbourne and visit the Ravensbourne National Park. There are several walking trails which run through the park. The views are stunning and the birdlife friendly and welcoming. For an even bigger adventure, go a little further to the Bunya Mountains National Park where you will encounter a luscious rainforest, beautiful waterfalls and riveting stories of the aboriginal tribes who have long revered the phenomenal Bunya Mountain. Crows Nest National Park, with its high lookouts and beautiful waterfalls, is also popular, especially with the kids. Toowoomba is a great place for a family vacation and offers plenty of accommodation to suit your family’s needs. The wonderful self contained apartments are great options for families travelling with the kids, and also for couples looking or a great getaway.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, there are also several wineries in the area. Travellers staying in Toowoomba have long enjoyed a short drive to sample some of the fine wine and delicious foods on offer at the nearby wineries. One of the advantages of staying in Toowoomba before visiting the surrounding areas is there is always something to return to in the evenings. The art galleries are worth a visit and there is always some shopping to do. Another advantage is Toowoomba has a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone’s tastes. There are several luxury retreats, especially in the Ravensbourne area. If a resort is not to your liking, hotels and motels are plentiful. Enjoy a boutique hotel stay or try one of the more budget hotel or motel options available. And if you are really after an economical trip, there are some backpacker hostels to choose from.