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.
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.
The Milne Bay Military Museum is located in what was the 25th.Darling Downs Regiment Drill Hall built in circa1917. The museum houses the history of the 25th.Battalion as well as artefact from both wars and modern conflicts.
The museum is a tri-service military museum and houses memorabilia and equipment associated with the history of the Darling Downs and South East Queensland.
Spring Bluff Railway Station is a locality 15 kilometres north of Toowoomba via New England Highway, and is adjacent to the town of Highfields.
The Spring Bluff railway station was built in the 1860s to allow trains a place to stop during the steep climb from Brisbane to nearby Toowoomba. In 1890, it was named Spring Bluff after the spring water and the sandstone bluff in the area.
The railway station closed in August 1992. The station and its gardens are heritage listed, and are maintained by a trust consisting of the regional councils of Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley along with Queensland Rail, who also operate a cafe at the site.
The Woolshed at Jondaryan is located just 45 minutes West of Toowoomba and is popular destination for individuals, families and groups, offering a wide selection of activities and facilities.
You will love visiting the Woolshed at Jondaryan amongst the serenity of the Australian bush. Experience the relaxed, rural atmosphere as you take a self-guided tour of the Woolshed and museum village.
Enjoy a delicious meal together with authentic country hospitality at the new Woolshed Café Restaurant open Friday, Saturday and Sunday or visit the Damper Hut for an Australian-style Devonshire Tea and Ploughman’s Lunch.
Picnic Point Toowoomba is situated approx. 700 metres above sea level, has a proud history of offering hospitality to the people of Toowoomba & to our very welcome tourists, from the grey nomads through to international guests.
Middle Ridge is a golfers dream and not only is it the second oldest Golf Club in Queensland, but it is also one of Queensland and Australia’s premier inland golf courses. The course features a challenging par 72 (5953 metres), 18 hole layout that has hosted numerous major championships and international golfing visitors.
Rolling tree-lined kikuyu fairways and superbly manicured Penncross Bent greens provide the ultimate in course presentation and the well-appointed clubhouse features a deck overlooking the magnificent course and offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
On-site parking allows easy access to the clubhouse and the course.
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.
The Empire Theatres is the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia and boasts several performance and function spaces. Renowned for its classic art deco architecture, the heritage listed theatre is the jewel of the Darling Downs. It is wholly owned by Toowoomba Regional Council and managed on it’s behalf by Empire Theatres Pty Ltd.
Built in 1911, rebuilt in an art deco style in 1933 following a fire and finally restored and reopened in 1997, the Empire Theatre has served as an entertainment hub for Toowoomba and the surrounding areas for over 100 years, playing an integral part in the cultural development of the region. The heritage listed theatre is a building with rich history and fine architecture, including the grand proscenium arch, decorative sconces, original brick walls in the foyers and art-deco style lighting. With modern seating for 1565 people, the theatre continues to receive countless commendations from patrons and performers.
Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and is home to the National Carriage Collection, Australia’s finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles. As well as Cobb & Coaches, the collection of nearly 50 vehicles ranges from farm wagons to the elegant Landau. Follow the clues, meet intriguing characters and experience the hands-on areas in this interactive gallery.