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Explore the Surrounds The Toowoomba region encompasses so much more than Toowoomba itself. Stunning natural wonders await for explorers, adventurers, photographers and leisurely day-trippers. Take a country meander to discover the galleries, museums, markets, vineyards and fine foods across the Darling Downs. You might be in for a treat if you’re visiting during summer time when fields of magnificent sunflowers are in bloom. Sunflowers usually bloom from December to February, but can be early or late depending on the weather. Best to check with Visitor Information Centres for details on when and where, and please be very careful and respectful of farmers’ crops. The High Country Hamlets of Highfields, Crows Nest, Hampton and Ravensbourne are popular for the high-country scenery, galleries, quaint shops and history. No trip to Hampton area is complete without a stop at Emeraude Bistro. Enjoy a family day out at Highfields Pioneer Village which includes a 21-building historical village, featuring an old school house and a variety of specialised museums, or go to Crows Nest Museum and Historical Village. Jondaryan offers the historic woolshed, while the small town of Nobby is home to Rudds Pub — where Steele Rudd is said to have written his Australian classic ‘Dad and Dave’ stories. Enjoy a leisurely country drive and wind up at Cambooya’s famous Bull and Barley Inn for lunch or dinner — or just enjoy the inn’s colonial style. Tickle your taste buds, explore local history, hike through nature’s beautiful parklands or just escape and enjoy the tranquillity of wide open spaces.

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Toowoomba Visitors Guide  

Everything you need to help you make your visit to Toowoomba and the surrounding area perfect.

Toowoomba Visitors Guide  

Everything you need to help you make your visit to Toowoomba and the surrounding area perfect.