21 Baines Rd, Pilton QLD 4361, Australia
Darling Downs Zoo
The Darling Downs Zoo is Queensland’s newest zoo and is situated in a tranquil rural setting on Queensland’s beautiful eastern Darling Downs … about midway between Toowoomba and Warwick.
The zoo is privately owned by Steve and Stephanie Robinson who have devoted their lives to the care of all creatures great and small. Between them they have accumulated well over 50 years of animal keeping experience.
At the zoo you can see brilliantly coloured Macaws from South America, snappy Crocodiles, mischievous Monkeys from South-east Asia, haughty Peruvian Llamas, tiny rain-forest Marmosets, snakes galore, bouncing Baboons from Africa, two prides of mighty Lions, Green Iguanas from Brazil and exotic Parrots of all sizes and colours. Ducks, Lizards, Swans, Pelican, Kangaroos, Ostriches, Dingo, Emu, Waterbirds, Turtles and Tortoises.
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD, Regent Street, Darling Heights QLD, Australia
One of the most peaceful and beautiful parks in Toowoomba is the University’s Japanese Garden. The Garden was officially opened on 21 April 1989 and is open daily from 6:00am (AEST) to Dusk and admission is free.
Located on the northern side of the campus, on a 3 hectare site, it is one of 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. All the large rocks in Ju Raku En were accurately placed by the designer of the garden, Professor Kinsaku Nakane of Kyoto, so as to appear naturally dispersed in a random way.
It is estimated that over 100,000 people per year visit the garden.
Highfields Pioneer Village, Wirraglen Road, Highfields QLD, Australia
HIGHFIELDS PIONEER VILLAGE
The Highfields Pioneer Village is a unique and idyllic little patch of Australian history with a series of gorgeous and stunning relics into the past, which have been kept in a perfect condition for years.
Learn about and explore the Heritage Chapel – built in 1909, Southern Cross Museum featuring products made by the Toowoomba Foundr, Ambulance Museum, Village Silversmith, The Toyshop and the Slab Cottage built in 1900.
164 Tourist Road, Rangeville QLD, Australia
Ruthven Street, Toowoomba City QLD, Australia
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
The Gallery has an extensive program. Contemporary exhibitions change monthly, while historical exhibitions change three times a year. The Gallery aims to provide diversity of educational activities to complement the exhibition program.
50 Hill St, Toowoomba City QLD, Australia
A 26.3 hectare green space, Queens Park was planned and developed by Walter Hill, a government botanist and superintendent of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens
This immaculately tended floral garden and formal botanic garden, with displays particularly impressive during summer and spring, especially in September.
There are large grassy expanses for sports, with the addition of a special swing for disabled children's enjoyment.
Russell St, Toowoomba City QLD, Australia
Russell Street Historical Walk
This self-guided walking tour of Toowoomba's Russell Street will lead you by landmarks of fine historic architecture, many of which date back to the 1860s.
192 James St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350, Australia
Toowoomba Salt Cave
If you own a Himalayan salt lamp, you’ll love the Toowoomba Salt Cave
The pink-tinged specially-built salt cave disperses dry salt throughout the room in high concentrations, which can help with the management of asthma, cold and flu, respiratory allergies, cystic fibrosis, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne. Visitors also report relief from chronic stress and fatigue, more tranquil sleep and improved general wellbeing.