About the Region

Also known as the Garden City, Toowoomba is Queensland’s largest inland city and just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane.

Renowned for its spectacular parks and gardens that bloom year-round, visitors to Toowoomba will also discover a thriving urban arts scene or can take a step back in time to horse-drawn carriages and steam trains when you visit the historic Cobb & Co Museum. With the classic Australian lamington invented in the city back in 1896, Toowoomba’s food and coffee culture is built on great foundations.

Toowoomba is a city of historic churches and where preserved Victorian-era and traditional Queensland architecture sit side-by-side. A centre of higher learning with the University of Southern Queensland, the surrounding Darling Downs is a region rich with historic homesteads and artisan food producers.

Where to Eat

Whether it is beginning the day with a barista coffee, exploring the city’s food scene on bicycle or heading to Picnic Point to take in the spectacular views as you enjoy a picnic basket filled with locally sourced food – Toowoomba is a city that enjoys a thriving food scene.

Applegum Inn is within a short walk of coffee shops and restaurants and an easy drive of the town’s centre which offers a variety of options for your dining enjoyment including family friendly restaurants. Enjoy classic country-style hospitality at one of Toowoomba’s many pubs or discover the city’s emerging bar scene.

Places to Eat & Drink

What to See & Do

With more than 250 parks and gardens, it is easy to understand why Toowoomba is known as Queensland’s Garden City. Toowoomba is a city that experiences four distinct seasons in the year ensuring nature lovers will experience a city filled with colour all year round.

The most famous of Toowoomba’s parks is the heritage listed Queens Park and Botanic Gardens – an easy walk from Applegum Inn.  This is one of the featured parks throughout Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers that takes place in Spring & is a must-do for families, where you can discover an abundance of unique and accessible spaces to play, complemented by a selection of BBQ and picnic facilities.

A city that is rich in culture and history, visitors can explore the Cobb & Co Museum or take in a performance at the heritage-listed Empire Theatre – enjoying the classic art deco architectural surrounds. Discover a thriving street art culture that feature the works of Australian and international outdoor artists or visit the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery where you can view the works of some of Australia’s most decorated artists.

Things to Do

What's On

When planning what to do and see in Toowoomba City, we recommend always checking the dates of the city’s calendar of events, confirm opening hours and if necessary, book in advance to avoid disappointment.