Toowoomba has a well earned reputation as The Garden City

About Toowoomba

Toowoomba is the second largest inland city in Australia and is situated 127km west of Brisbane on the crest of The Great Dividing Range, around 700 metres above sea level. Toowoomba has a temperate climate and experiences all four seasons giving it the well earned reputation as “The Garden City”.  The Darling Downs is located just to the west of Toowoomba making it an important rural and agricultural hub. Toowoomba is a major education centre being home to the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) as well as many private and state schools. Toowoomba’s public and private hospitals and numerous medical specialists treat patients from a wide geographical area.

Toowoomba’s cultural landscape is continually evolving with The Empire Theatre playing host to a wide variety of local, national and international acts throughout the year. Shakespeare in the Park is performed annually by final year drama students from USQ. The visual arts are also well represented with The Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery as well as numerous smaller galleries hosting exhibitions throughout the year. Antiques and collectables are available throughout the region and for those with an interest in history there are many museums and historical villages within a short drive of the city. The annual Carnival of Flowers in September is Toowoomba’s premier garden event and showcases a week long gardening and flower celebration.  Gardenfest is held in May each year and numerous open gardens are featured throughout the year.

The Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre can assist with planning your activities in and around the Toowoomba region.


Applegum Inn is centrally located in a very quiet position and offers clean and comfortable ground floor rooms. This motel is the ideal accommodation for your next visit to Toowoomba.

Due to high demand at certain times of the year booking ahead is well advised.

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41 Margaret Street
Toowoomba, Qld

Telephone and Fax

Tel: 07 4632 2088
Fax: 07 4639 1334


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