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Toowoomba and surrounds 2019 Visitors Guide

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Why live in Why live in Toowoomba? AToowoomba? diverse economy providing many job opportunities A diverse economy providing many job opportunities Excellent education facilities including nearly 90 schools, TAFE and the University Southern Excellent education facilities includingofnearly Queensland 90 schools, TAFE and the University of Southern Queensland Affordable housing with an average house price of $355,000 median rental of $300house per week* Affordableand housing with an average price of $355,000 and median rental of $300 per week* Exciting cafĂŠ, laneway and dining culture Exciting cafĂŠ, laneway and dining culture Excellent healthcare options including two private Excellent healthcare and a public hospitaloptions including two private and a public hospital Only 1.5 hrs drive from Brisbane Only 1.5 hrs drive from Brisbane World class transport facilities via road, rail and air Worldconnections class transport facilities via road, rail and air with to major cities with connections to major cities Over $14 billion of investment in developments in Overregion $14 billion of investment in developments in the the region

Toowoomba is a thriving city with a community feel Toowoomba is a thriving city with a community feel To out more more about aboutliving livingininToowoomba Toowoombatalk talktoto To find find out the TSBE Team at info@tsbe.com.au the TSBE Team at info@tsbe.com.au

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Acknowledging the

Traditional Owners

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region and their elders past and present.

MAYORAL WELCOME Toowoomba is a city steeped in tradition yet bold with ambition. A world of discovery begins as you step off your flight in Toowoomba or with just a 90-minute drive from Brisbane and the coast. It’s a region to experience the contrasts of the changing seasons, the flavours of our fresh farm produce, gourmet food, wine and the release from big city pressures. Every season in Toowoomba is special but none more so than spring when everything bursts into colour for the annual Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Enjoy your time in the Garden City and the delights of the wider Toowoomba region.

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Welcome to Toowoomba

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Where the Locals Go

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Attractions

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Explore the Great Outdoors

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Arts & Culture

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Events

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Eat & Drink

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Shopping

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Explore the Surrounds

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Down on the Farm

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Accommodation

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Services

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Welcome to Toowoomba We live and play under a big sky in Queensland, where it’s beautiful one day and perfect the next! A scenic 90-minute drive west of Brisbane CBD and you’ve arrived in Toowoomba, high above the surrounding country with a perfect mix of big city options and small town heart. This guide will help you find the spots the locals love, exploring urban artways and natural hideaways to your heart’s content, with plenty of great food and activities thrown in. With its cooler elevation, you can experience the diversity of our region from one of many stunning lookouts. You’ll discover broad waterways and bright sunflower farms, native forests and gorgeous escarpments, dotted with quaint hamlets and vibrant country towns, all waiting to be explored and rich with unique stories and envy-inducing photo ops to share with friends back home. Settled in the mid 1800s, Toowoomba grew out of lush agricultural land and generations of farmers continue to call it home today. Harvests of award-winning produce, including wines, olives, cheeses, meats and much more, are enjoyed the world over and loved by locals and visitors at our many farmers’ markets. Enjoy our crisp winters, colourful springs, gentle summers and golden autumns. Home to an exciting calendar of events, you’ll enjoy jazz in vineyards, long table culinary events, art trails, country festivals and of course, our iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, all reflective of the gorgeous scenery and community culture. You’ll find there really is something for everyone in our region. So come and find your Toowoomba, we can’t wait to meet you!

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World Record Toowoomba holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Lamington, which weighed in at 2,361 kg on June 11, 2011.

Australian First

Fast Facts

Australia’s first appendectomy was performed in Toowoomba on March 11, 1893. The patient was Emma Webb and the procedure was performed on the kitchen table in her home.

Queensland Firsts Radio station 4GR (Gold Radio) opened on August 16, 1925 making it the first to have a commercial licence in Queensland. In 1967 Toowoomba’s Alderman Nellie Elizabeth Robinson was voted mayor making her the first Lady Mayor in Queensland.

Toowoomba has the funkiest sister cities Wanganui in New Zealand, Takatsuki in Japan and Paju in South Korea have unbreakable sisterhood bonds with the Garden City. Wanganui a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is a place steeped in history, art and culture. Takatsuki is in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. It is known for its natural parks and universities. Paju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is home to the Heyri Art Valley, which is the largest art village in South Korea.

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Queensland’s Quirkiest The oldest known existing public urinal in Queensland is in Russell Street. The iconic men’s toilet was constructed in 1919. It survived the floods in 2011, was pulled down in 2013 due to roadworks, and rebuilt exactly, on the same spot, brick by brick.

250 is the number of parks and gardens throughout Toowoomba, which is why it is known as “The Garden City”.

First Brewery After testing water quality in Brisbane and Ipswich, the Perkins brothers located a reliable spring providing the quality they required, in West Swamp Toowoomba. In 1867, the brothers purchased land in Margaret Street (where Grand Central is today), constructing Queensland’s first brewery. In December 1869, they brewed their first commercial hogshead of light ale.

691 metres is Toowoomba’s elevation above sea level, bringing cool summer breezes and frosty winters.

Famous People Our growing list includes Geoffrey Rush, Meshel Laurie, Sonia Kruger, Arthur Hoey Davis, Jared Graves, Will Power, Tim Horan, Glynis Nunn...

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Day 1 What to do in... EARLY RISER Head up to Picnic Point, take a bush walk, watch the sunrise over Tabletop and hear the birds singing their dawn chorus. FUEL UP FOR A FUN DAY Find one of the many cafés offering sumptuous breakfasts. Then stroll around the CBD laneways and discover the incredible street art. Finish your walk by perusing the collections at the local Art Gallery. 10AM - DISCOVER GLORIES PAST Head around to the Cobb+Co museum through the picturesque camphor laurel-lined streets adorned with glorious century-old homes. You’ll discover one of Australia’s best collections of original horsedrawn carriages — plus a whole lot more. 1PM - JUST A STROLL IN THE PARK After a truly satisfying lunch, walk off your indulgences through the vast expanse of Queens Park. There are 25 hectares of tree-lined avenues, playgrounds, grassy picnic areas, seasonal bloomings and the must-see Botanic Gardens. 3PM - DID SOMEONE SAY SHOPPING? The CBD is home to an amazing array of shopping delights, and Grand Central is the new centrepiece. Antiques, jewellery, clothing, souvenirs and more. 5PM - A GLAMOROUS EVENING Enjoy some fine dining followed by a show at the fabulously restored art deco Empire Theatre.

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Day 2 48 hours BREAKFAST Kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast, before heading north to Highfields. Enjoy The Village Green, Jacaranda Manor and Abbie Lane for craft and art stores, plus boutique clothing and décor, and for a genuine Aussie experience the whole family will appreciate, head over to Highfields Pioneer Village. 10AM - COUNTRY DRIVE On your way back to Toowoomba, take a scenic detour down Murphys Creek Road to Spring Bluff, the cute and historic railway station nestled into the rugged mountainside. Another refresher, anyone? NOON - ROSES BY ANY OTHER NAME Take a stroll through Newtown Park State Rose Garden, or a relaxing walk through Laurel Bank Park. For something more exotic, the highly acclaimed Japanese Garden is a calming retreat with ponds, hundreds of birds, curved bridges and meandering garden paths. 3PM - FUN ACTIVITY Not everyone is a golfer, but everyone can enjoy the fun of mini golf at the City Golf Club, or try your hand at the driving range. 6PM - A REFRESHING DRINK AND A SUMPTUOUS DINNER Enjoy a refreshment at one of the city’s many bars, before deciding which international-quality cuisine to sample this evening.

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Attractions Are you ready for a day of exploring? An adventure or something to entertain the whole family? Toowoomba and the Darling Downs have loads of options, including some that will take you into the future and others back to our early pioneering days. Australian history is all around, providing a glimpse into the pioneering world of our ancestors. Visit the beautifully restored Spring Bluff Railway Station, Toowoomba Railway Station, St Luke’s Church and St Patrick’s Cathedral, Jondaryan Woolshed, The Royal Bull’s Head Inn and Toowoomba City Hall. Catch a show at the Empire Theatre and not only will you enjoy world-class performances with amazing acoustics but you’ll see the historic and grand proscenium arch that is believed to be the only one remaining in the Southern Hemisphere. Love animals and the environment? Discover breeding and rescue programs at Darling Downs Zoo. You’ll see big cats, zebras, giraffes and a variety of Australian animals, reptiles and birds. Spark your curiosity with history, science and traditional crafts at Cobb+Co Museum. The beautifully preserved National Carriage Collection offers a peek into a bygone era. Don’t forget to find out about Cobb+Co’s workshop series where you can learn a variety of traditional crafts. There are so many family friendly activities from horse riding, bowling and mini golf to playgrounds and parks.

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Toowoomba boasts a rich, unique heritage and no visit to the Darling Downs would be complete without taking a step back in time on our Heritage Trail. a The Royal Bull’s Head Inn

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History & Heritage Trail Spring Bluff Railway Station — McCormack Drive, Murphys Creek Spring Bluff Railway Station is a heritage listed site located on the main line between Ipswich and Toowoomba. Enjoy 150 years of railway history and its beautifully landscaped gardens. Come for a picnic or dine at the café with your friends and family. DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum — 16 Cambooya Street, Drayton Wander through the old carriages set amongst the gorgeous prize-winning gardens and be sure to pay a visit to the ‘Dreamtime Journey Coach’ where you will find yourself surrounded by spectacularly colourful Indigenous art. OPEN: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 9am to 3pm, entry by donation. The Royal Bull’s Head Inn — 59 Brisbane Street, Drayton Over recent years, this locally loved landmark has hosted many a paranormal investigator, each confirming that the historical building may have a few lodgers that have stuck around since the inn’s establishment in 1874. Definitely worth taking a look for yourself. OPEN: open to the public, first Sunday of every month from 10am to 4pm. Cobb+Co Museum — 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba The Cobb+Co Museum pays tribute to the famed Australian transport era with the country’s finest collection of horse-drawn carriages on display. The captivating displays, variety of handson workshops and the tempting café make it the perfect place to spend the day. OPEN: 9.30am to 4pm daily | Daily guided tours at 10.30am and 2.30pm Highfields Pioneer Village — 73 Wirraglen Road, Highfields Just a short drive north of Toowoomba, you will find the Highfields Pioneer Village, home to a unique collection of buildings and relics honouring our Australian pioneering history. For the kids, there’s even a miniature steam train that operates on certain days. OPEN: 10am to 4pm daily. Our Tip: Check out The Chocolate Cottage Cafe on the New England Highway for coffee or a delicious meal on the Village Green. Tomb Stone Trails — Cnr Anzac Avenue and South Street, Toowoomba The Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery was established in the 19th century and is the final resting place of many of Toowoomba’s original custodians. Gain insight in the richness of the lives of Toowoomba’s earliest residents with a unique self-guided walk through the gravesites, available from the Visitor’s Information Centre, James Street, Toowoomba. Inbound — Toowoomba Railway Station, Railway Street For over 120 years, the Railway Refreshment Rooms have graced the Toowoomba Railway Station. Today, you can enjoy dining within these very rooms at Inbound. Situated in the railway precinct in the state-listed heritage station building. TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Enjoy a delicious country experience The Shed

Cellar Door open Saturday & Sundays 10am to 4pm for lunches, share platters and wine and olive tastings. Bring the kids and enjoy a day out on the lawn with live music in the grove one Sunday a month. The Shed is available to hire for weddings and private events.

The Store

Homewares & Gifts shop, open Saturdays & Sundays 10-4pm. Bespoke finds from local and international artisans, antiques & clothing.

Our Range

Our delicious deli range of award-winning marinated olives, tapenade, oils and wine are available to purchase at the Cellar Door or at local farmers markets. Head to our website to see which markets we attend.

The Studio B&B

Relax in our secluded cottage by your very own wood fire and enjoy the tranquillity of our property and explore the High Country. Gourmet local produce hampers available.

Bunnyconnellen

Olive Grove & Vineyard

286 Swain Road, Crows Nest • 07 4697 9555 • www.bunnyconnellen.com.au

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SEQ’S PRETTIEST RAILWAY STATION Over 150 years of railway history. Beautiful landscaped gardens are a delight any day of the year, and bursting with colours of spring for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in September. Picnic in the grounds or enjoy coffee and treats at Spring Bluff Café. Grounds open every day with free BBQs. Check café opening times on Facebook. Spring Bluff Railway Station McCormack Drive, Spring Bluff 07 4688 6883 springbluff.com.au

DISCOVER TOOWOOMBA Toowoomba Sightseeing offers daily talking tours exploring the Garden City, showcasing from 1840 to now. Purchase tickets on board, or you can book ahead to secure your seat on the website or call Lindsay direct. Tours can be tailor-made to suit your group. Available for private charter, parties, history, wineries, shopping tours or transfers. Toowoomba Sightseeing Departs: Showgrounds & Info Centre 0447 070 635 toowoombasightseeing.com.au

HERITAGE RAIL Marvel at one of Toowoomba’s most-visited treasures, “The Dreamtime Journey Coach”, an ‘Indigenous art gallery on wheels’, and tour the Great Divide Scenic Railway train and carriages. See the ongoing restoration of our steam locomotive ‘The Pride of Toowoomba’, and the fully restored art deco-styled rail motor, ‘The Gatsby Flyer’. Open: Tues, Thurs, Sat 9 to 3. Entry by donation. Café Loco open during Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum 16 Cambooya Street, Drayton (07) 4630 2358 downssteam.com TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Experience the Simple Life! Highfields Pioneer Village Get into the authentic Australian pioneering spirit for a day. Wander through restored buildings, vintage vehicles, farm machinery and specialised museums. Enjoy 20 acres of picturesque grounds, 60 buildings, pleasant bush surroundings and picnic facilities.

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Affordable Prices $12 Adults $10 Concession $6 Children $30 Family (2A + 4Ch)

Open 10am to 4pm Daily (07) 4696 6309 • 73 Wirraglen Rd, Highfields www.highfieldspioneervillage.com.au

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COBB+CO MUSEUM Toowoomba’s must see tourist destination! Part of the Queensland Museum Network and home to the National Carriage Collection, discover a variety of interactive displays, heritage trade workshops and touring exhibitions, and enjoy Toowoomba’s best scones at the famous Cobb’s Coffee Shop. Open 9.30am-4pm daily.

Cobb+Co Museum 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba (07) 4659 4900 cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au

TOOWOOMBA GOLF CLUB Come and play a unique piece of history, TGC or “Middle Ridge” as it is known to locals is the second oldest golf club in Queensland. The magnificent treelined fairways and bent greens offer a welcome respite from modern golf course design. Measuring just under 6000m the course perches on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. There is ample opportunity for competition or social play. Ask about our discounted Twilight Rate. Golf Weddings Functions Community Toowoomba Golf Club 235-323 Rowbotham St, Middle Ridge 07 4635 1219 (Proshop: 4600 9397) toowoombagolfclub.com.au TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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MILITARY FLYING HISTORY Preserving, protecting and showcasing the stories and the history of Australian Military Flying. Visitors will witness the story of our humble beginnings in WW1, all the way through to more recent conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East. With 23 aircraft and other artefacts of significance on display, you’ll be taken on a journey through the vast advancements in aviation technology as well as discovering the human side to aviation and warfare through the ages. Australian Army Flying Museum Museum Drive, Oakey 07 4577 7666 austarmy.flyingmuseum@defence.gov.au armyflyingmuseum.com.au

Open every day except Christmas Day

Darling Downs Zoo

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Bowling Fun For All The Family

Day or Night 7 Days a Week Tenpin Bowling is one of the few sports where you get to socialise during the game, not just before or after! We are a great venue for “date nights” for just a couple, or make a party with family and friends. You don’t have to go bowling to enjoy all our venue has to offer. Whether it’s day or night, you can enjoy a few hours of fun and exercise. We offer special packages that include meals and games of Tenpin Bowling, or just come along for a group game or two. Whichever you choose, you will be amazed at how

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little it costs to have a great function at Sunset Superbowl. • Function rooms accommodate up to 100 people • Café/Bistro & Takeaway • Well-lit Bowling Arcade & Free shoe hire • Game packages • Competitions

531 South Street, Toowoomba 07 4634 0233 www.sunsetsuperbowl.com.au bowl@sunsetsuperbowl.com.au

M-Thu: 9am-9pm Fri: 9am-10pm Sat: 9am-10:30pm Sun: 9am-9:30pm

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St Patrick’s Cathedral, Toowoomba

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t Patrick’s Cathedral is the Episcopal seat for the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, which stretches from Helidon in the east to the far west corner of Queensland and is over 450,000 square kilometers in size. The present blue-stone Cathedral is the third church under the name “St Patrick” to exist on the site. In 1882, Bishop Robert Dunne, Bishop of Brisbane, put into motion the plans for erecting what was to become the current Cathedral. The foundation stone was laid 13 May 1883, with construction lasting 6 years, the new church was opened on St Patrick’s Day 1889. The architect chosen was James Marks, whose work features throughout Toowoomba. In Victorian -Gothic style, the church was constructed in blue-

St Patrick’s Cathedral Corner James & Neil Sts, Toowoomba 07 4637 1500 • admin@stpats.org.au www.stpats.org.au

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stone basalt from the Corporation quarry, with sandstone trims for the facings from the quarry at Murphy’s Creek. On 1 September 1929, Bishop James Byrne was consecrated as the first Bishop of the newly formed Diocese of Toowoomba. Plans commenced on transforming the beautiful stone church into a cathedral. The foundation for the extension was laid on 24 April 1932, culminating in the opening and blessing of St Patrick’s Cathedral 24 March 1935. In 1972 renovations and repairs were undertaken at the Cathedral. And now, nearly 50 years later, major renovations and repairs are in the planning stage to preserve this historical building not only as a place of worship, but also as a tribute to the skills and generosity of a bygone time.

Weekend Mass Times: (see website for additional Mass times) Saturday Vigil 6:00pm Sunday 7:00am, 9:00am and 5:30pm


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Tourism and Events Queensland

Why should adults have all the fun? The Darling Downs has something for everyone. Whether you’re stuck for things to do with your miniature entourage or want to find the best experiences that can be crammed into one very eventful day, we have enough on offer to ensure you’ll never hear those dreaded words: “I’m bored”, or “Are we there yet?”

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Child’s Play Trail Australian Army Flying Museum — Museum Drive, Oakey See firsthand how our pioneer military airmen took their aircraft to the edge of their capabilities and beyond. Follow their progression from the discovery of flight through to the technologically advanced military aircraft of today. Our area for kids will spark their imagination and give them a hands on feel for what it might be like to be a Military Aviator. Milne Bay Aquatic & Fitness Centre — 43-49 Victoria St, Toowoomba City Frolicking in water for hours on end is rarely met with opposition from the little people. A trip to the Toowoomba Regional Council’s pools, equipped with lifeguards, kids wading pools and waterslides, fits the bill. Open all year round, the biggest issue will be trying to leave. Crows Nest National Park — Three Mile Rd, Crows Nest For a water activity that merges with nature, Crows Nest National Park provides a 2.7km walking track peppered with pit stops to three waterholes, Two shallow sandy pools followed by a large, deeper one for the more avid swimmer. Did we mention spotting the occasional brush-tailed rock-wallabies? Darling Downs Zoo — 21 Baines Rd, Pilton No childhood is complete without at least one trip to the zoo. With an array of animals from Africa, South America, South-East Asia and Australia, there’s bound to be one that earns the ‘my favourite’ title. We’re fairly certain this won’t be your last visit. DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum — 16 Cambooya St, Drayton The young, and young-at-heart alike, are bound to enjoy wandering through old train carriages and restoration workshops, set amongst prize-winning gardens. Fun AND educational. Fairy Dell — 94a Mort St, North Toowoomba The Fairy Dell Garden has been created to teach children and adults about nature and relaxation, and to share the magic. It is a special fairy place that gives people a peaceful calm feel when they visit, and fairy memory experience stays with them when they leave. Shop in our stunning range of fairy houses, toadstools, doors, fairy gardens and accessories. City Golf Club — 254 South St, South Toowoomba Who’s ready to get that hole in one? We are, so we’re off to Mini Golf at CGC to show off those skills! Mini Golf at CGC offers 18 fun-filled themed holes the whole family can enjoy together, and perhaps enjoy some friendly competition at the same time. Along the way, you’ll come across some challenging obstacles, and some surprising twists and turns to keep you on your toes! Mini golf is a super fun way to spend a family day out together. The Toowoomba Live Steamers — The Toowoomba Live Steamers miniature railway is open to the general public for rides on the third Sunday of each month from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, weather permitting. TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Explore the Great Outdoors From the rustic to the refined, our nook of the world is teeming with stunning wildlife and spectacular locations for you to discover and enjoy. Pristine national park rainforest, green and blue mosaic parklands, caramel fields and boisterous florals, blanket our ridges and plains in an exuberant display of nature’s diversity. With plentiful fertile soil and a temperate climate, we can sprout almost anything in our back yard making it a gardener’s delight. Across the region, vibrant annuals, biennials and perennials salute the seasons, while delicious fragrances waft from exotic and endemic plants and trees grounded in an ever-changing landscape. A visit will prove just how stunning our parklands really are. Toowoomba is home to hundreds of parks and gardens — and some of the most spectacular National Parks — teeming with dams and lakes, creeks and billabongs, tempting you to get out and explore. They’re also a treasure trove for young explorers, offering adventurous nature play activities and loads of room to run off energy.

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Toowoomba is famous for its magnificent Parks & Gardens. In fact, our majestic gardens are in focus worldwide during spring, for the iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. But don’t take our word for it, set aside a whole day and follow our trail to some of our most loved and cherished gardens.

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QLD STATE ROSE GARDEN World Accredited Garden of Excellence. Come visit, relax awhile in the ambience of Historic Newtown Park, Holberton Street. 2200 roses blooming nine months yearly. Enjoy picnic areas under 100 year old trees, gazebos, free BBQs, child play areas, wheelchair access, public toilets. Offstreet parking from Pottinger Street. The Queensland State Rose Garden Cnr Taylor & Holberton Sts, Toowoomba 0429 115 140 / 0408 282 515 nannyschiller@bigpond.com qldstaterosegarden.com

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Gorgeous Gardens Trail The Gumbi Gumbi Gardens — In the USQ grounds, West Street, Darling Heights The Gumbi Gumbi Gardens Cultural site feature extensive plantings of flora used by the local Aboriginal communities for food, medicinal and other purposes and is well worth an explore on your gardens tour. To further enrich your experience, download the informative app. Picnic Point — 162 Tourist Road, Toowoomba Our trail starts beneath the towering pines in the picturesque parkland of Picnic Point, the pinnacle of the Great Dividing Range. You’ll find exciting playgrounds for littlies and sweeping vistas for oldies and plenty of exploring trails for everyone. Grab breakfast at Picnic Point Café before a day of exploring the region. Laurel Bank Park — 50 Hill Street, Toowoomba A gorgeous labour of love for our local gardeners, this park boasts many curated sections plus a water feature. Worth a special mention is the garden dedicated to the Downs Association for the Blind, bursting with an array of sweetly scented blooms to ignite the senses. Cross the road to Urban Grounds Cafe and enjoy morning tea on the deck. QLD State Rose Garden, Newtown Park — 147 Taylor Street, Toowoomba Boasting over 2000 roses, including Heritage Roses in Australia, Frank Reithmuller and Alister Clark collections, also holds the World Federation of Rose Societies Award of Excellence 2018. Queens Park — 43-73 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba One of Toowoomba’s most recognised icons, Queens Park is made up of over 26-acres of lush green lawns, tree-lined pathways and botanic garden grandeur. With plenty to attract during every season, this diverse area is well worth exploring. Check out Park House Cafe at 92 Margaret St for a relaxing lunch. Japanese Garden — 20 Regent Street, Toowoomba Also known as ‘Ju Raku En’, (Japanese for ‘enjoying peace and longevity in a public place’), Japanese Garden is the perfect spot to finish the day’s explorations. Sitting alongside Toowoomba’s USQ campus, the exquisitely manicured garden is focused around a central lake that provides an all-encompassing serenity. It’s your final destination, sit back and take in the tranquillity. TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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The Toowoomba Region is home to stunning natural scenery and it is no surprise that the variety of walking trails are endless, from a leisurely stroll to a challenging hike, there is something to suit everyone! The highlight of these trails is the myriad of wildlife that call our region home, it really is a nature lover’s paradise. For detailed information on trails: W: tr.qld.gov.au/walkingtrails W: tr.qld.gov.au/parklocator

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Hiking & Biking in Nature Trail Crows Nest Falls A creek-side walk to waterholes and to lookouts with spectacular views. Crows Nest National Park protects spectacular creek scenery, granite outcrops, a scenic waterfall and eucalypt forests. Tracks lead from the picnic area and follow the steep-sided gorge in the upper reaches of Crows Nest Creek to a lookout overlooking Crows Nest Falls. Continue to Koonin Lookout for an impressive view over a deeper gorge known locally as the Valley of Diamonds. Cooby Dam Loveday Cove A super recreational area offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy a host of land and *aquatic outdoor pursuits. Boaties, anglers, walkers and picnickers are all provided for at this picturesque location. If you’re keen to cast a line to catch a fish, or two, the dam offers its share of good fishing spots. Just be sure to get a permit first! For those who prefer land based activities, there are walking tracks to explore and picnic shelters and free gas barbecue facilities to help create a memorable day out. *Swimming at Cooby Dam Loveday Cove is expressly prohibited. Picnic Point Parklands Aside from the many small walks and trails that you can explore throughout Toowoomba’s beloved Picnic Point Parklands, there are many bushwalks that are well suited to the avid adventurer (with a good level of fitness of course!). Again, these trails offer a spectacular insight into the natural wonder that Toowoomba has to offer. From stunning displays of colourful flora through to captivating animals in their natural habitat and the views out towards the Lockyer Valley are absolutely breathtaking! Jubilee Park Located in Mounty Lofty, Jubilee is one of Toowoomba’s largest parks popular with bushwalkers, runners and mountain bikers. Playing host to 25km of some of the best trails in Queensland, Jubilee has become synonymous with mountain biking in the last few years. For the dedicated rider, the trails range from easy to hard. Popular trails include Easy Rider, Highlife, Rollercat, Hyperlink, Anonymous and Defibrillator among others. Downhill riders can also enjoy the Mackenzie Frenzy, the first legal downhill track in Queensland. Before starting out we recommend you check out: W: tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/sport-recreation/walks-trails/227-where-to-walk TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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The Springs Garden World 333 Spring St, Toowoomba | www.thesprings.net.au

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THE SPRINGS At The Springs you will discover the finest range of indoor and outdoor plants, pots, water-features, outdoor furniture, gifts and home decor available on the Darling Downs. We invite you to be inspired by our range of quality seasonal plants, lush garden displays and our 2018/19 outdoor furniture collection. A proudly locally owned and operated business.

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Arts and Culture A new generation of creative spirit has evolved in Toowoomba, blending the beauty of this historic city with a unique contemporary vibe. Take a tour of our galleries, theatres and creative spaces and you will experience a new way of seeing regional Queensland. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery has led the way, inspiring countless artists across the region. The gallery offers an ever-changing kaleidoscope of exhibitions, including a dedicated local artist space and holds three impressive collections . The First Coat Art Festival transformed Toowoomba’s urban spaces into something truly magical. Our streets, lanes and commercial areas are now openair galleries spreading messages of hope and peace. World-class performances are staged at Empire Theatre, so it’s worth checking what’s on during your visit. From orchestras to dance troupes, stage plays to musicals and comedies, the Empire Theatre is where locals go to enjoy a special night out. If it’s beats you’re after, check out our local pubs including The Spotted Cow, Fitzy’s and the Irish Club hotel which often hosts local bands. Don’t miss Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Empire Theatre Toowoomba Repertory Theatre Street Art Artsworx Gallery at USQ Feather & Lawry Gallery Cobb+Co Museum

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With multiple private and council art galleries around the region, you’ll develop more culture than yoghurt in this trail of delightful creative spaces! In such an beautiful part of the country it’s no surprise that local artists are delivering world class sculptures, artworks and decor all waiting for your adoring gaze, and maybe even to take home with you.

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Art Galleries Trail USQ Artsworx — West Street, Toowoomba The gallery space at the local university showcases distinguished artists and specialist exhibitions as well as student work. Give yourself a head start into the future of the arts world and check this space out. Open: Monday to Friday: 10am to 4pm Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery — 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba The Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery is the largest of the three council galleries in the Toowoomba Region. With a mix of exhibitions from its permanent collections and temporary and travelling displays, it is the perfect cultural visit. Open: Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm / Sunday: 1 pm to 4 pm Feather & Lawry Gallery — 4 Russell Street, Toowoomba One of the private galleries in town belongs to a local architect and interior design firm with a stable of acclaimed artists each with their own unique style and medium. Quirky fired clay pieces, landscapes, portraits and more are all housed in this relaxing space and locals know this is one that is well worth a visit. Open: Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm Toowoomba Art Society — 1 Godsall Street, Toowoomba Tucked away at the end of a park-lined street, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a private residence but TAS is home to a wide range of classes, art groups and exhibitions and a passionate group of resident artists. With exhibitions changing regularly, you never know what you’ll discover in this bright, airy space and the gorgeous floral gardens next door are the perfect space for reflecting on your new artistic discoveries. Open: Tuesday to Friday 9am to noon / Saturday & Sunday 10am to 2pm The MET Galleries — 10475 New England Highway, Highfields (Highfields Village) The MET Galleries can be found within the Highfields Village, along with the Chocolate Cottage and other fascinating shops. As an artists’ collective, you’ll discover an astoundingly creative array of all kinds of art. There’s even on-going workshops, so don’t be shy in asking! Open: Wednesday to Monday: 9am to 4pm TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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ART AND UNIQUE GIFTS MET Galleries is an artist-run co-operative representing local and regional artists. Set in the relaxed grounds of the Village Green in Highfields (behind the Chocolate Cottage), MET Galleries is a great space to browse for your next artwork or unique gift. Open every day except Tuesday: 9am - 4pm.

MET Galleries 10475 New England Hwy, Highfields (07) 4698 7285 metgalleries.weebly.com

ORIGINAL LOCAL ART, PRINTS, GIFTS The MyArt Gallery displays quality original paintings, artisan wares in wood, ceramics, glass, eco-dyeing and more, and greeting cards by local artists. The ‘Essence of Toowoomba’ — a series of watercolour paintings depicting iconic local scenes, are available as prints and postcards. The Gallery is staffed by practicing artists who can discuss the best way to select, transport and display your artworks. So, come in for great gifts and mementos of your visit.

Murray’s Art and Framing 485 Ruthven St, Toowoomba (07) 4632 2727 www.murraysartandframing.com.au

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MCGREGOR ART RETREATS McGregor Retreats are an opportunity to immerse yourself in creativity for 2 – 7 days! We offer a retreat for each season, with artistic workshops covering everything from watercolour to woodwork and woodwind. With over a 50-year history at our USQ Toowoomba campus, McGregor Retreats attract established, beginner and dabbling artists, believing everyone has the ability to create. SPRING: 28-29 September 2019 SUMMER: 12-18 Jan 2020 AUTUMN: March 2020 WINTER: July 2020

Create. Collaborate. Connect. (07) 4631 1111 mcgregor@usq.edu.au Artsworx.com.au/learn

REGIONAL ART FOR SALE The Feather & Lawry Gallery is dedicated to promoting local artists and offering a diverse range of Australian artwork for sale to discerning collectors and art lovers. Located in the prosperous regional city of Toowoomba, Feather & Lawry Gallery forms part of a larger Architectural and Interior Design practice. Our Gallery Services include tailored art consulting packages to assist with everything from sourcing & selecting the right artwork for you or your business, to advising on placement of new or existing works, right through to installing artwork for you.

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Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery exhibition space.

Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery exhibition space.

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Council Art Galleries Trail Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Established in 1937, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery was the first public art gallery in regional Queensland. In 1994, the Gallery relocated from Toowoomba City Hall into its own purposely refurbished facility to house the nationally significant Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of the city with free admission and is surrounded by attractive inner-city parks and some of Toowoomba’s best cafes. The Gallery is owned and operated by Toowoomba Regional Council and is dedicated to providing opportunities for creative expression, cultural exchange, access to life-long learning experiences and to commemorate our local heritage. The Gallery acquires artworks by local and national practitioners and houses three permanent collections, representing a unique and invaluable legacy not only for Toowoomba Region but also for Australia’s cultural heritage. 531 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm | Sunday 1pm to 4pm Closed Mondays & Public Holidays (Open Carnival Monday each year) P: (07) 4688 6652 E: art@tr.qld.gov.au W: tr.qld.gov.au/trag Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery was established in 1996, and with a strong artistic community residing in the area, the gallery has become an important part of cultural life in the town. Staffed by a part-time gallery officer and a dedicated team of friendly volunteers, the gallery provides access to a broad range of high-quality exhibitions, workshops and arts events for visitors and the local community. Along with state-wide travelling exhibitions, in-house curated exhibitions and accepting proposals from across Australia, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery aims to showcase, support and nurture local creative talent from across the region. New England Highway and William Street, Crows Nest, Qld Open: Tues to Sat 10.30am to 3.30pm | Sunday 11.30am to 3.30pm Closed Mondays and public holidays P: (07) 4698 1687 E: CrowsNestArt@tr.qld.gov.au W: tr.qld.gov.au/cngallery Rosalie Gallery Rosalie Gallery was constructed by Rosalie Shire Council in 2005 to meet the growing needs of the art community. The Gallery enjoys the support and patronage of artists from around the country. The changing exhibition program showcases diversity, ingenuity and creativity and also offers community-focussed exhibitions and programs, which reflect local history, lifestyles and celebrations. The professionally curated displays change monthly, and include a range of media. Rosalie Gallery aims to facilitate the enjoyment of all visitors and Toowoomba Regional Council acknowledges the dedication of the volunteers who generously contribute their time and skills to fulfil the many and varied needs. 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee, Qld Open: Wed to Sun 10.30am to 3.30pm Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays P: (07) 4696 5600 E: Rosalie.Gallery@tr.qld.gov.au W: tr.qld.gov.au/rosaliegallery TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Toowoomba has a lively cafĂŠ scene with funky little coffee shops and hidden laneways to explore. This beautiful city is home to an evolving outdoor exhibition of large-scale street art installations, made possible by the First Coat Art Festival. Grab your camera phone and get ready to click some of the coolest holiday snaps ever, on this art and caffeine-loaded adventure.

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Cafés, Laneways & Street Art Trail Cafe Laneway Culture Toowoomba is rightfully proud of its city street art, virtually filling every laneway and back wall with imaginative creations exploding on walls from footpath to sky — some staggeringly realistic, and others simply glorious fun. As you wander through the back streets and lanes hunting them down, you’ll pass by some of the best and quirkiest cafés imaginable, with their own fun creations in cups, glasses and plates. Give yourself a special treat and indulge to your heart’s content. Check out these amazing walls: Head to Duggan Lane where you will find a stunning piece by high profile street artist RONE, then wander down to: • 28 & 30 Duggan Street (Meks Tues Reals, Alex Lehours) • 6 & 12 Little Street (Katie Noller, Rick Hayward ) • Gallery Lane (Elysha Rei) • 488 Ruthven Street (Fintan Magee) • Bank Lane (Brett Piva) • 1 Schofield Street (Shani White) • Wilcox Lane (Gene Falknau) • Cnr Keefe & Russell Street (Frank & Mimi) • Keefe Street (Claire Foxton, Georgia Hill & Thomas Jackson, Tristan Kerr) • Mark Lane (Col McElwaine, Heather Smith and Buttons) • Club Lane (Sirmano & Mysterious Al) • 2 Chronicle Lane (Gimicks Born & Spencer Harrison) • Neil Street Bus Station (Lauren Hom) • Jessie Street (Sophie Mary-Mac) • 49 Neil Street (Adnate) • 163 Hume Street (Beastman) TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Events Toowoomba and surrounds pack a lot into the year — from food and wine festivals and seasonal long table dinners, to sporting and music highlights. Our highly acclaimed and spectacular Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers attracts over 250,000 visitors for 10 event-packed days each year. Visitors enjoy the festive atmosphere of gala dinners, food and wine events, a floral parade, night gardens, plus parks and home gardens festooned in a riot of colour and fragrance. The region is also loved for a range of unique and colourful events like the Millmerran Camp Oven Festival, Toowoomba Holi Festival of Lights, Toowoomba Languages & Cultures Festival. Christmas brings with it a variety of community and charity events, such as the Christmas Wonderland lights display at the Botanic Gardens and The Chronicle Christmas Lights competition. The festive feel stays during the summer holidays, with live music performed in the main parks on weekends throughout January and February as part of the Summer Tunes program. If you’re visiting Toowoomba during autumn or winter, there’s so much to do — from the famous McGregor Winter Arts Retreat to the city centre Winter Wonderland. So get your winter woollies out and join in! You can get your foodie fix during autumn at the Hampton Festival, or stay over the Easter holiday and enjoy the Streets and Lane Festival with live music and community happenings, or the vintage celebrations at Highfields and Jondaryan Woolshed. Regardless of the season, you’re sure to find plenty of exciting activities to enjoy when you visit Toowoomba.

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10 days of flowers, flavours and fun! QANTAS GALA DINNER 19 Sept 2019

HERITAGE BANK FESTIVAL OF FOOD & WINE 20 - 22 Sept 2019

GRAND CENTRAL FLORAL PARADE 21 Sept 2019

NIGHT GARDEN POWERED BY ERGON ENERGY 26 - 28 Sept 2019

GARDEN/FOODIE/WALKING TOURS 20 - 29 Sept 2019

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17th - 20th October 2019 NANANGO SHOWGROUNDS ROCK N ROLL BOYS ~ BILLY GUY ~ DANCE ON RETRO ROCKERS DANCE BAND ~ OLD 45’s LITTLE STEVIE AND THE TAIL FINS ARTHUR NETTLEFIELD ~ JEFF HANCOX ◆ Rock n Roll Live Music ◆ Hod Rods, Classic Cars, ◆ Dancing Vintage Caravans ◆ Fashion Competition ◆ Spit Roast, Stalls Camping facilities available at the music festivals. Bookings & information: Sue 0474 266 215 Show & Shine Information: Terry 0409 496 167 Email: waterholerocks@outlook.com

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2nd Weekend of September 2019 It’s four days full of country music, poetry, gospel and all those things that make the Australian Bush lifestyle great. With over 800 vans at this event, many live artists with walk ups, old time dance, bush poets and a Sunday concert. Don’t miss out on this great event!

NANANGO COUNTRY MARKETS - 1st SATURDAY of every month -

Bookings for Muster: Sandra 0429 631 273 Marketing: Jenny 0427 631 273


WINTER WONDERLAND Toowoomba’s Civic Precinct is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland and will provide a magical experience for young and old from 21 June to 14 July. There’ll be a new ice slide, with ice skating, carols, food and drinks, and entertainment. The magic won’t stop there! The CBD will come alive with lights to create an incredible winter event not to be missed. So get your winter woollies out and join in the fun!

Toowoomba Civic Square, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba tr.qld.gov.au/winterwonderland

CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND The Lions Club of Toowoomba West proudly present Toowoomba’s brilliantly lit Christmas Wonderland in Queens Park Botanic Gardens every night from 7 December until Christmas Eve, open from 7pm to 10pm. Celebrate all the joy of the Christmas Season, in safe, family-fun evenings among glittering Christmas trees, with Christmas fare and entertainment for everybody. Access via Lindsay, Godsall or Campbell sts. Queens Park Botanical Gardens christmaswonderland.com.au

HAMPTON FESTIVAL Set among the majestic blue gums, Hampton Festival patrons will enjoy an authentic highcountry experience, which highlights the autumn season, the natural beauty and bounty of locally produced food of the Hampton region on the third Sunday of May annually. Come and enjoy the live music, regional wines, speciality craft beers, art exhibitions, children’s activities and more. Hampton Festival 8623 New England Highway, Hampton (07) 4697 9066 hamptonfestival.com TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Celebrating 70 Years Created in 1949 with the intention to lift post-war spirits and brighten the appearance of Toowoomba, The Chronicle Garden Competition became such a success it blossomed into a beloved annual horticultural event. Seventy years later we find ourselves continuing to grow and bloom. This is only achievable thanks to the passion, creativity and dedication of our local Gardeners, past and present. Putting the competition together is a monumental task, with that in mind, The Chronicle Garden Competition wish to thank our major sponsors Toowoomba Regional Council, Heritage Bank and the University of Southern Queensland. Cheers to 70 years and propagating the future! #thechroniclegardencompetition


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Meet Somewhere Fresh Business meetings in Toowoomba ~ at a glance!

8 The number of reasons to meet somewhere fresh and hold your next business event in the Toowoomba region rather than the usual beach or urban locations.

2014 The year that Toowoomba Wellcamp opened, Australia’s newest airport and the country’s only privately funded facility with over 80 direct flights weekly.

1889 In a region with a rich history, this is the age of Toowoomba’s oldest meeting venue, which includes a charming underground cellar.

2,200 The biggest venue available in Toowoomba in a theatre-style room set up with 11 others able to cater for 400 or more.

164,595 The number of people living in the Toowoomba region, which is the capital of the Darling Downs, giving event planners big city services at small town prices delivered with friendly service.

4,000 The number of beds in the Toowoomba region waiting to be occupied by corporate, association, sporting and government groups.

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1 Business tourism bureau, Toowoomba Conferences, helping groups meet in the region. www.toowoombaconferences.com.au

90 The number of minutes it takes to drive from Queensland’s state capital, Brisbane.

80 The number of meeting/function venues available in the Toowoomba region, both with and without on-site accommodation.

2,500 The number of accommodation rooms available in the Toowoomba region with standards up to 4.5 star — hotels, motels, B & Bs, self-contained, caravan parks, pubs, farm stay and camp/ dormitory.

5 Some of the key industry sectors driving the economy — agriculture, resources, health, education and manufacturing.

150 The number of public parks and gardens, which, along with Australia’s longest-running horticultural event, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, is why Toowoomba is commonly known as “the Garden City”.

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Events April - May Weetwood 6 April 2019 Come dressed to the nines and look your best for Toowoomba Turf Club’s premier racing annual event. W: weetwood.com.au Streets & Lanes Festival Saturday 20 April 2019 The streets, lanes and public spaces of Toowoomba will be filled with music, art, buskers, drama and food to express “Celebration of Life” on Easter weekend. W: streetslanes.com.au Great Houses of Toowoomba May 2019 One day each year, some of our most fascinating homes open their doors to the public. Residents, visitors, families, design buffs, architecture fans, heritage enthusiasts — anyone curious about Toowoomba’s unique places are invited to explore. W: nationaltrust.org.au/qld David Hack Classic Sunday 19 May 2019 An annual event where classic vehicles, warbirds, military vintage cars and trucks, motorcycles gather for a day. A unique atmosphere for enthusiasts and the public. There are trophies, entertainment and food for the whole family. W: therotaryclub.com.au/home Hampton Festival Sunday 19 May 2019 Great food, art and cultural activities that make the Hampton Festival a wonderful family event. W: hamptonfestival.com McGregor Arts Retreats Winter, Spring, Autumn, Summer The famous McGregor Arts Retreats have a long history and incredible reputation among Australian artists. Covering visual arts, creative arts and music, McGregor Retreats are great for learning a new skill, or mastering your craft. W: artsworx.usq.edu.au/learn/mcgregor

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June - July CRT Farmfest 4 to 6 June 2019 Qld’s premier primary industry field day. CRT FarmFest is staged over three days in June at Kingsthorpe Park, on the Warrego Highway, 20 kms west of Toowoomba. W: farmfest.com.au Winter Wonderland 21 June to 14 July 2019 A magical experience for all. The CBD will be alive with lights, ice skating and outdoor entertainment creating an incredible event. W: tr.qld.gov.au/winterwonderland

August Brewoomba 3 August 2019 Toowoomba’s No.1 Craft Beer Festival W: facebook.com/Brewoomba Toowoomba Multicultural Festival 11 August 2019 Toowoomba Languages & Cultures Festival showcases static displays of cultural interest and information from different cultures all across the globe. W: tlcfestival.com.au Leyburn Sprints 17 to 18 August 2019 70th Anniversary of Queensland’s first-ever Australian Grand Prix and one of the most significant motoring events. W: leyburnmotorsprints.com.au Tenpin Bowling National Seniors Challenge 23 August – 2 September 2019 An 11-day competition carnival at Sunset Superbowl for bowlers 45 and over — a challenging, exciting, fun, healthy sport. Participants and spectators welcome! W: sunsetsuperbowl.com.au Qld Outdoor Adventure & Motoring Expo 2 to 4 August 2019 Discover a world of adventure at the Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo. W: adventureexpo.com.au TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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September Antiques & Collectable Fair 21 to 22 September 2019 Showcasing Antique, Vintage, Collectable and Vintage Fashion, the opportunity to purchase quality and unique wares, furniture, fine bone china, jewellery and coins. W: antiquesandcollectablesfair.com Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 20 to 29 September 2019 The award-winning Carnival continues to grow. Spectacular gardens, country touring, live music, local food, wine and more. W: tcof.com.au Chronicle Garden Competition 20 to 29 September 2019 Visit spectacular home gardens in Toowoomba and surrounds. Tours available.

October Lost Trades Fair 4 to 5 May 2019 Held at Cobb+Co, the Master Artisans shares their skill in traditional trades. W: cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au Biennial Australian Camp Oven Festival — Millmerran 3 to 4 October 2020 Dedicated to preserving and sharing Australian rural heritage with inspired activities such as bush poetry, arts, crafts, shearing demonstrations, and camp oven cooking! W: acof.com.au Hutchinson Tennis International Toowoomba 7 to 13 October 2019 Part of Tennis Australia’s Australian Pro Tour providing opportunities for the world’s rising tennis stars. W: toowoombatennisinternational.com Pittsworth Craft & Fine Food Spectacular 11 to 13 October 2019 Showcasing over 50 talented artisans. All quality hand-made products. Saturday in the Park with music, plants and garden adornments, BBQ. W: facebook.com/craftandfinefoodpittsworth/

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November - December Jacaranda Day Goombungee Saturday 2 November 2019 Goombungee comes alive with hundreds of people turning out to visit its annual community Jacaranda Festival. W: facebook.com/JacarandaDayGoombungee/ Christmas Wonderland, Botanic Gardens 7 to 24 December 2019 An event that the whole community could come to experience the joy and wonder of Christmas, and enjoy the light display. W: christmaswonderland.com.au

January - February Summer Tunes 5 January to 23 February 2020 The Summer Tunes program provides free, live music at popular parks every weekend. W: tr.qld.gov.au Toowoomba Swap 1 to 2 February 2020 One of the three biggest collectible car part swaps in Australia, filling the entire Toowoomba showgrounds with sites. W: toowoombaswap.com

March Golf Championship March 2020 First contested in 1926, the Coca-Cola Qld PGA Championship is one of the oldest professional golf tournaments in Australia — played at Toowoomba City Golf Club. W: pga.org.au Toowoomba Royal Show 27 to 29 March 2020 The Toowoomba Royal Show is an unrivalled production of the very best in entertainment and agriculture displays on the Darling Downs since 1860. W: toowoombashow.com.au TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Eat & Drink Toowoomba is the place to be if you’re a foodie! Restaurants Toowoomba and surrounding country side is the perfect place to embrace crisp clean air, award-winning wines and the freshest local produce. Whether you’re after an intimate culinary experience or dramatic meal with a view, there is a fine selection of restaurant options. Enjoy fresh produce from the surrounding regions and experience awardwinning kitchens committed to supporting sustainable and ethical food practices. Cafes If it’s artisan coffee and a colourful bite you seek, you’ll find it here — along with some spirited ambience. The region delivers on all fronts with a diverse range of choices, from Toowoomba’s laneway gems to the busy hubs of our country towns and regional communities. The region’s ever-expanding café list brings classic country hospitality and abundance to the table. Pubs & Bars Toowoomba is home to a host of rather fine spots for a bit of imbibing and good old-fashioned story-slinging. Further afield, fireside whisky bar beckons from high in the Bunya Mountains and country towns boast some utterly charming historic pubs. Producers Find out for yourself why the Darling Downs attracts so many ‘foodies’. Awardwinning farms supply the freshest produce from farm gate to plate. On the Darling Downs, we celebrate with pride those fine souls who feed us!

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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that delicious food is never a bad idea. Exploring a region’s top dining haunts can be overwhelming at the best of times, and the Darling Downs is no shrinking violet when it comes to exceptional dining experiences. Whether it’s a light lunch, full a-la-carte dining extravaganza, or a few cheeky drinks you’re after, the choices are many and the Insta shots endless.

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Foodie Heaven

Sample tasty treats and delicious dishes from some of our local favourites: Baker’s Duck — 124 Campbell St, Toowoomba City This artisan sourdough baker has recently opened their own Bakery Cafe selling sourdough bread, sausage rolls, croissants and pastries topped with local seasonal fruit, partnering with the best coffee makers in town — Ground Up, so you can be sure to leave satisfying those coffee and pastry cravings. Be sure to get there early before they all sell out!

Bunnyconnellen — 286 Swain Road, Crows Nest Fresh, herbaceous tannin-rich olive oils are just one of the drawcards at Bunnyconnellen with its magnificent country setting, complete with rustic cellar door and B&B cottage. In addition to the stunning olives and oils available, Bunnyconnellen also have a great range of locally sourced vinegars, tapenades and wines. Cellar door tastings can be made by appointment. Bunnyconnellen also hosts special events throughout the year – check the website for details. Metiisto Artisan Chocolate — 19 Croft Crescent, Harristown Metiisto Artisan Chocolate started life in 2012 in a little town called Falun in the heart of Sweden. Metiisto were Sweden’s only craft bean-to-bar chocolate maker and went on to win many international awards. In 2018 they moved to Toowoomba and reopened Metiisto as the regions only chocolate factory. Metiisto take pride in using ethically sourced cocoa from the Solomon islands and the highest quality local ingredients. Emeraude — 8616 New England Highway, Hampton A Micro Region Eatery located in the beautiful High Country area of Hampton, a half hour north of Toowoomba, Emeraude is set right on the New England Highway. Emeraude works directly with local farmers, so their menu is ever changing with the seasons. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Emeraude is a must stop to truly experience the flavours the region has on offer. Rosalie House — 135 Lavenders Road, Lilyvale Rosalie House, an original Queenslander homestead and the Rosalie House Vineyard are 510 metres above sea level on the eastern edge of the Darling Downs. The cellar door and café, perfectly pairing local produce and their own wine, is a beautifully restored railway cottage that offers magnificent views across the Lilyvale Valley. German Bake and Wurst House — 108 Postmans Ridge Road, Helidon Spa Andrea Wissig and her mum Sonja Axthelm operate German Bake and Wurst House, having moved from Germany in 1999. The bakery serves all homemade goods, based on their favourite German family recipes and cookbooks. It’s all certified organic, delicious and wholesome. TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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A GREAT PLACE TO ENJOY Club Glenvale is everything a club should be. Fantastic value hearty meals. Lunch and dinner 7 days a week, from 10am til late. Reserve your table now! • Café • Bistro • Alfresco dining • Bars with multi-sports viewing • Safe socialising • Family friendly • Free parking • 86 Pokies • Courtesy travel

564 Boundary Street, Toowoomba 07 4633 1229 clubglenvale.com.au

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“where atmosphere is everything”

80 Russell St TOOWOOMBA Ph: 07 4638 9770 www.irishclubhotel.com.au

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BREAKFAST & LUNCH IN CBD We proudly serve Toowoomba’s best breakfast along with awesome seasonal salads, Fonzie Abbott Espresso and other sweet and savoury delights. Voted Toowoomba’s best Café and Hospitality Operator 2017 ~ Business Excellence Awards. Open for breakfast & lunch 7 days a week: Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 2pm Saturday and Sunday: 7am to 2pm The Finch Shop 2, 469 Ruthven St, Toowoomba (07) 4613 0159 thefinch.com.au

TRADITIONAL PUB MEALS The Meringandan Hotel has an atmosphere like no other. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel like part of the family. The beer garden is picturesque and spacious, the perfect place to spend time relaxing with friends and family. The Meringandan hotel takes country hospitality to a whole new level with tasty, hearty-sized meals and great service. Meringandan Hotel 30 Main Street, Meringandan 07 4696 7146 facebook.com/Meringandan-Pub

ENJOY A TASTE OF GERMANY This popular German bakery serves all homemade goods, based on favourite German family recipes. All the breads, rolls and cakes have certified organic flour, and everything is delicious, wholesome, and not too much sugar. Open: Mon-Tues 9am to 2pm. Wed CLOSED. Thursday-Friday 9am to 3pm Saturday-Sunday 9am to 4pm Dog and Wheelchair Friendly. German Bake & Wurst House 108 Postmans Ridge Rd, Helidon Spa 0438 663 470 germanbakeandwursthouse TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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THE FAMOUS CHOCOLATE COTTAGE Over 70 handmade chocolates is just the beginning of The Chocolate Cottage & Café experience. You don’t have to be a chocoholic to eat here, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Just 15 minutes drive north of Toowoomba on the picturesque edge of The Great Dividing Range. Step through the doors of the original Highfields State School building to experience all that is the iconic Chocolate Cottage & Café. Sit out on the lawn for lunch enjoying the escarpment views or inside by the fire in Winter.

The Chocolate Cottage 10475 New England Highway, Highfields 07 4630 8729 chocolatecottage.com.au

Queensland ’s Award-Winning Chinese Restaurant Winner of the Best Chinese Restaurant in Queensland for six consecutive years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012).

FULLY LICENSED | A-LA-CARTE | BUFFET | TAKEAWAY | DELIVERY 26 Buffet dishes plus Sushi, Dessert Bar & Lolly Bar. Chef’s Specialties always on the menu. Banquets available.

Open Tuesday - Sunday 12pm - 2.30pm, 5pm - Late Order by phone or via apps (Google Play and App Store).

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Shop 29, Hooper Centre, 187 Hume St, Toowoomba 07 4613 1233 or 4638 1233 www.qilin.com.au

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175 YEARS OLD

The oldest pub on the Darling Downs has been serving the community since 1844, making it 175 years old! Great meals, cold drinks, friendly staff and old fashioned values make the Downs Hotel, Drayton the perfect place to relax. Seniors, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meal options available. For families, all kids’ (12 and under) meals include bottomless post-mix drinks and a free ice cream dessert! For sports fans, every NRL game will be live in the Sport Bar. TAB, Keno and 30 Pokies give you plenty of betting options. Come and join the community at The Downs Hotel, Drayton!

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PICTURESQUE DINING We offer a range of delicious café and dining experiences every day, to suit every occasion, and face the picturesque and vast Queens Park. You can relax with friends alfresco, take a seat inside on our comfy lounge suites or around dining tables. We have a variety of delicious meals for breakfast and lunch to suit all tastes, and at night, you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere for a memorable dining experience.

Park House Café 92 Margaret St, Toowoomba 07 4638 2211 info@parkhousecafe.com.au parkhousecafe.com.au

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FAMOUS RUDD’S PUB • Restaurant open 7 days for lunch and dinner • Gluten-free meals available • Accommodation • Morning tea and lunch package deals available for bus groups • Available for Wedding and Private functions Bookings essential. Mine Hosts: Evan & Gayle Jones. Rudd’s Pub 45 Tooth Street, Nobby 07 4696 3211 www.ruddspub.com.au

SCORE 20% OFF AT VAPIANO! Visit Vapiano for some delicious pizza, pasta or salad and present this voucher to redeem 20% off your total bill. Not available in conjunction with other offers or discounts. Valid until 31 December 2019. Single use only. Open 7 days, 11am - late (including public holidays). Vapiano Toowoomba Grand Central Shopping Centre Margaret Street, Toowoomba (07) 4526 7490 vapiano.com.au

GREAT TASTING, VALUE FOR MONEY Purchase any large pizza and receive a 1.25L drink and any bread for FREE! Valid until 31 December 2019. Pizza Capers pride themselves on making quality food with fresh ingredients that not only exemplify flavour sensations, but also provide a gourmet experience. Pizza Capers Shop 3/182 Hume Street Toowoomba City QLD 4350 (07) 4638 3855 pizzacapers.com.au TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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A FAVOURITE HOTEL WITH LOCALS AND TRAVELLERS ALIKE Xmas & Function Packages available TAB KENO facilities

BOOK NOW

Gaming Room open 10am to 4am 7 days

“All Day Dining from 11.30am Relaxed family-friendly dining with a great range of meals — from our premium char-grilled steaks to bistro favourites. Our menu doesn’t stop there! We also have chefs’ seafood and pasta selections, a seniors’ menu and for the little ones, a fun kids’ menu. There is something for everyone in our bistro.

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21 Room Motel Book Now!

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Time for a break?

Accommodation & Events Book Yours Today woodlandsofmarburg.com

Historic Mansion & Café Wed - Sun | 8.30 - 3.30 woodlandsofmarburg.com

BULL & BARLEY INN OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY STYLE HOSPITALITY

• Situated in the quaint country town of Cambooya, 10 minutes from Toowoomba, on the Warwick Road. • Experience the authentic 1900s old world atmosphere • Lunch and dinner 7 days • The ultimate dining experience, delicious gourmet menu • Seriously good coffee, daily meal specials, take away meals & pizzas • Comfortable quality country style accommodation

Phone: 4696 1235 www.bullandbarleyinn.com.au

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Rosalie House Wine & The Cellar Door Restaurant BREAKFAST | LUNCH | DINNER Wed, Thurs & Fri 9am-Late / Sat: 8am-Late / Sun 8am-Dusk Enjoy Rosalie House wines, a balance of elegance and aroma enjoyed on their own or with your cuisine of choice. 135 Lavender’s Rd Lilyvale via Meringandan Cellar door: 0447 135 906 info@rosaliehouse.com.au | www.rosaliehouse.com.au

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RATED #1 HIGHFIELDS RESTAURANT “Rated #1 of Restaurants in Highfields on Trip Advisor”. Only minutes from Toowoomba CBD, Café at Abbie Lane offers fresh produce proudly sourced from local businesses. With relaxing indoor and outdoor atmosphere, we cater for single and large group parties and is perfect for children. Our fresh and delectable breakfasts and lunches are made to order, using fresh quality produce. Still not convinced? Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor and make sure you include us in your next trip.

5/10522 New England H’way, Highfields (07) 4615 5829 facebook.com/thecafeatabbielane

GOURMET GROCER James Street Grocer is more than gourmet food, it’s a lifestyle and provides an unforgettable experience with luxurious food which is competitively priced. Using the very best seasonal, locally and ethically sourced ingredients from paddock to plate. OPEN: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 4pm Sunday Closed

James St Grocer Toowoomba

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Shopping If you’re in the mood for a little retail therapy, Toowoomba is home to some of the most spectacular shopping in Queensland. Grand Central Shopping Centre recently underwent expansion and refurbishment, making this one of the finest centres in Queensland for shopping, dining and a movie complex too. For boutique shopping and unique stores, a leisurely stroll along Ruthven and Margaret streets in the CBD will reveal a treasure trove. For more unique shopping, a visit to Highfields will hit the mark with the crafty Danish Flower Art, artsy Village Green, and quaint Abbey Lane and Jacaranda House. (Oh, and the Chocolate Cottage!) Smaller shopping centres around Toowoomba offer both main-street stores and some hidden gems. Try High Street Plaza, Westridge Shopping Centre, or The Range Shopping Centre. For your home-making needs, try the Bernoth Centre or the Homemakers Centre. And we haven’t touched on our farmers’ markets yet, offering handmade goodies and glorious fresh produce, directly from the farm gate. Make these a must do, on your list!

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If you’ve never considered shopping a legitimate workout, then you haven’t experienced our Toowoomba inner-city get about. No need for pesky transport; just comfy shoes, willing legs and an optimistic credit card. You’ll be covering a bit of mileage so, like all good exercise programs, we’ve ensured you’re regularly fed and watered.

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Shop till you Drop Trail Chronicle Arcade — 191 Margaret St, Toowoomba City Cute and quaint best describes this 1920s piece of history, with its eclectic mix of small shops. Bunker Records — 229 Margaret St, Toowoomba City An independent record store housing all your favourite retro vinyl. Smoke and Mirrors — 440 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City Drop into this local boutique to update your wardrobe with gorgeous pieces for all occasions. The Book Tree — 2/456-460 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City With over 10,000 titles in store, we wish you luck leaving empty handed. Go left at Margaret St until you reach Grand Central Shopping Centre. Grand Central Shopping Centre — Dent St &, Margaret St, Toowoomba City 80 fashion and beauty retailers, including H&M and Country Road, major stores Myer, Kmart and Target spill out over three epic levels. The Springs Garden World — 333 Spring Street, Kearneys Spring The Springs is a unique, relaxing experience, with tranquil pools and water features, shady lawns with serene gardens. Enjoy a coffee, pick up a special gift or be inspired for your own garden. Hannas — 563-569 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba City Hannas is like stepping back to a more attentive era. This third generation clothing retailer has always serviced a large area, sell brands you cannot find anywhere else. A ‘one stop shop’ for all ages and occasions, from Black Tie to casual, farming and workwear. Rhonda’s Refits — 100 Taylor St, Toowoomba City Rhonda’s Refits import a great mix of pre-worn boots, shirts and jeans from the USA, and stock plenty of popular brands, plus Montana Jewellery, world flags, novelty number plates and more. That Shop — 3 Station Street, Hampton | 286 Swain Road, Crows Nest Combine a country drive with a wonderful shopping experience. You’ll discover a unique collection of gifts, homewares, clothing and accessories from local, Australian & International artisans at these country stores. OPEN: Hampton Thursday - Sunday 9am-5pm | Bunnyconnellen Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm. McCartney & Creed — 10475 New England Hwy, Highfields (The Chocolate Cottage) A gorgeous range of shoes, handbags, clothing, hats and jewellery sourced from Europe catering for all occasions and giving women comfort and style at a good price point. Jaybelle — 10475 New England Hwy, Highfields (The Chocolate Cottage) THIS homewares store is a must-see when you’re spending the day at Highfields on the village green. This is a store many stumble upon by accident but are glad they did. TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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SKINNYS SOUVENIR SPECIALISTS Australia’s leading UGG Boots, Sheepskin and Souvenir Specialists - at great prices. • Souvenirs - huge range • UGG Boots - 60 styles, up to 10 colours • Sheepskin Rugs - longwool, baby & medical • Sheepskin Seat Covers - off the shelf & tailor made, premium, quality, washable, 25mm • Cow hides & kangaroo skins • Leather hats

Skinnys 07 4659 5500 www.skinnys.com.au

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HAND-PICKED PERFECTION After taking over ownership of Smoke + Mirrors Boutique in March 2018, Amy and Madeline have focused their efforts on old fashioned customer service, and bringing exclusive brands to the Toowoomba Region. We cater for high school formals through to your yummy nanna! Stockists of Auguste, Talulah, Mos Mosh, C/MEO, Bariano, and more! Sizes 6 - 18. Smoke + Mirrors Boutique 440 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 07 4638 1007 smokeandmirrorsboutique.com.au @smokeandmirrorsonline

EVERYTHING FOR YOUR FAIRY The Fairy Dell Garden is an enchanting fairy place with everything your fairy needs, and where ‘magic happens everyday’. Shop for magical fairy playgrounds and hideaways among our stunning range of fairy houses, toadstools, doors, fairy gardens and accessories. Build your perfect fairy garden. • Fairy Houses • Fairy Gardens • Fairy Parties • Story Time Sessions • Fairy Garden Workshops and more Fairy Dell Garden 94a Mort Street, Toowoomba 0419 782 338 fairydell.com.au

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Do you have a special function to attend? Book your make-up appointment and we’ll not only have you looking fabulous for your event, we’ll also give you some tips and tricks you can take home with you.

hooper centre pharmacy

Shop 2C, 187 Hume Street Ph: (07) 4638 2210 E: hoopercentrepharmacy@gmail.com facebook.com/HooperCentrePharmacy @HooperCentrePharmacy

FOR THE SWEET TOOTH We are proudly Australian family-owned and operated, along with our wonderful staff we manufacture a large range of confectionery. We are home to the Famous Grays Candy Easter Eggs and Love Heart Lollies (Conversation Hearts). Pittsworth Confectionery is located in Pittsworth only half an hour west of Toowoomba (just off the Gore Highway).

Pittsworth Confectionery 43-45 Mallard Road, Pittsworth 07 4693 2068 pittsworthconfectionery.com.au

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Find us both on ‘THE VILLAGE GREEN’, Highfields Searching for something different? We pride ourselves on carrying a unique range of Footwear, Clothing, Handbags, Hats & Jewellery from Australian and European Designers. Come checkout our range today!

SHOES . CLOTHING . HANDBAGS . HATS . JEWELLERY

‘The Village Green’ HIGHFIELDS 10475 New England Hwy Open 6 Days . Closed Tuesdays . 07 4615 5803 www.mccartneyandcreed.com.au

Treat your home to beautiful décor, lighting or find the perfect gift... Furniture offering all styles 

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Shop 2 ‘The Village Green’ 10475 New England Hwy, Highfields • 07 4615 4480


Toowoomba Plaza Take a Look...

Convenient and great value shopping for everyone! With stores and services to fill your everyday shopping needs, including Coles and Kmart! Ample free parking! Easy shopping!

Trading Hours Centre Open Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri Coles and Kmart Centre Open Thurs Coles and Kmart Centre Open Saturdays Coles and Kmart Centre Open Sun Coles and Kmart

9am to 5.30pm 8am to 9pm 9am to 9pm 8am to 9pm 9am to 4pm 8am to 6pm 10am to 4pm 9am to 6pm

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a Unique Shopping Experience

Mens • Womens • Childrens • Clothing & Footwear

Personalised Service | Stocking brands you know | Quality you can trust Prices you can afford

Over 250 of your favourite Australian and International brands under one roof

563-569 RUTHVEN STREET, TOOWOOMBA | 07 4632 2099 sales@hannastoowoomba.com | www.hannastoowoomba.com Coffee Shop upstairs | Free customer carpark behind store in Jubb Street Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri: 8:35am – 5:15pm | Thurs: 8:35am – 8:00pm | Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm


Toowoomba’s Only Single Level CBD Shopping Centre of Convenience When you’re on holidays you don’t want to go from one end of town to the other finding the supplies you need. The Hooper Centre is conveniently located in the CBD with easy access, free parking and wheelchair friendly. After you’ve settled into your comfy accommodation, head to; IGA for holiday basics like milk and coffee, plus all your grocery requirements. Or stroll into J&R ASIAN GROCERIES for exotic South East Asian supplies. Then off to PATTONS THE BARGAIN BUTCHER for tonight’s dinner ideas sourced from local producers. Or if it’s late for that, why not let someone else do the cooking for you. Call into QI’LIN ORIENTAL CUISINE who were winners of the Best Chinese Restaurant in Queensland from 2012-2017, so worth booking – see page 64 for their ad. If you fancy something a little different drop into KK’S EATERY to taste their delicious home-baked cakes, sweets and an amazing range of hot and cold dishes, open for breakfast and lunch. Also pop in on BAKERS DELIGHT for all your fresh breads, cakes, muffins and more. Is Japanese more your flavour? Head on to ICHI Japanese Restaurant – a family friendly restaurant serving high quality dishes at affordable prices so you can enjoy the cultural diversity of Toowoomba. Need some pampering? Sit back and relax while you have a cut, colour and dry at ZIGBI’S.

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Aches and pains from travelling, surely it’s time for a relaxing massage at NAMI REMEDIAL MASSAGE CLINIC. For an old fashion service for the men, visit COOK & CO BARBER where certified barbers can have you looking smashing. If ever you are not feeling well or left your prescriptions at home? HOOPER CENTRE PHARMACY can assist with your vaccinations, health checks, makeup services and prescriptions. Having troubles with your computing device or phone? COMPUTER TROUBLE SHOOTERS EAST TOOWOOMBA can assist with your computer issues while ALLAN’S ELECTRONICS can help with Jaycar Electronic products, in-car travel accessories, replacement phone/camera charges and cables to suit most devices. Visiting family and friends and need gift ideas? FREECHOICE TOBACCO & GIFTS has an amazing ranges of gifts for all ages. If you’re ready to party, ask CHOICE THIS DISCOUNT STORE to show you their extensive range of helium balloons everyone will love, cards, gifts and a whole lot more. Enjoying the Garden City? Each Saturday you can purchase a wide range of flowers, plants and trees from GOLDEN NORTH NURSERY so you can take a little of Toowoomba home with you!

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Antiques, Preloved & Op Shops Trail Lancaster’s Toowoomba Antique Centre — 3 Railway Street, Toowoomba Surrounded by a range of great breakfast options, this is the perfect place to start your day of vintage adventure. With 14 different dealers in one space offering items from the 1760s to 1960s you’ll be transported through time here — there’s no telling when you’ll emerge! Lifeline Emporium & Vintage Wardrobe — 302 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba Two levels of op-shopping goodness, encompassing a dedicated vintage clothes space, with all purchases going to a worthy charity — it’s almost unethical not to shop here. Be sure to check the designer racks for some unbelievable bargains! Range Antiques — 1 Burke Street, East Toowoomba This couple travel to the United Kingdom twice a year to source rare and special items, always ensuring a visit to this beautiful store is worthwhile and unique. Five Ways New & Used — 163 Jellicoe St, Newtown Good old fashion friendly service with no fancy overhead prices. The store offers everything from furniture to beds and mattresses, gift ware, floor coverings and almost everything in between from dolls houses and pedal cars, to collectables of all descriptions. Vinnies — Cnr Long and Ruthven Streets, South Toowoomba Most Toowoomba residents have driven past the Vinnies superstore on the corner of Long and Ruthven Sts, but not everybody knows about the impressive array of homewares and furniture in the downstairs section. Whether you’re looking for some pre-loved glassware or searching for the perfect chair or table to give a bit of love to, it’s always worth a look around down there. Collectables — 2 Station Street, Toowoomba City Not only does this shop stock a wonderful range of beautiful second hand and antique pieces, it’s also a socially-responsible place to shop. Collectables is run by Yellow Bridge, a disability support organisation that helps disabled people gain skills and employment.

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To Market to Market Trail My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets — cnr of Lindsay and Campbell Streets, East Toowoomba My Local Feast Farmers’ Markets ensure your fresh local produce needs are met regularly. Located in the Cobb+Co Museum grounds every Saturday. Cabarlah Markets — Held on the last Sunday of every month in the Cabarlah Sports Grounds, these markets provide that leisurely “I’m not looking for anything in particular, oh look there’s a cup that would replace the one missing from my 1950s dinner set” vibe. An eclectic mix of produce, arts and crafts, trash and treasure, plants… Need we go on? PCYC Markets — 219A James Street, Toowoomba City (parking access from Herries Street) You know something’s a hit when it’s been running for over 20 years with no signs of slowing down. The PCYC Markets, held every Sunday, have become another Toowoomba institution with locals making the weekly pilgrimage for all manner of produce, bric-a-brac and more. Murphys Creek Markets – Murphys Creek Grounds, Murphys Creek Road, Murphys Creek THE Murphys Creek Markets are held every third Saturday of the month, with a variety of stalls and entertainment from 7am to 12.30pm. These markets are now being held at the Murphys Creek Grounds, cross the rail line from Murphys Creek Road and turn left (plenty of signs). Queens Park Markets — Frogs Hollow, Cnr of Margaret and Hume Streets, Toowoomba City Held every third Sunday of the month from 8am to 1pm, except September. Set in picturesque Queens Park, the Queens Park Craft Market showcases boutique art and craft from across South East Queensland. Spend a relaxing Sunday browsing stalls including fine food, art and craft, gifts and home wares, jewellery and clothing. Have a picnic in the park and sample some great varieties of food. Handmade Expo Toowoomba Held quarterly in Toowoomba at Harristown State High School and with stalls both within the auditorium and outside in the gardens around the hall, the market is a perfect Sunday morning outing. There’s a huge selection of stalls featuring the handmade works of talented artisans, makers, bakers and creators. Products include jewellery, clothing, craft supplies, babies wear, toys, home decor and loads more. W: thehandmadeexpo.com.au/ Sunday’s 9am-2pm. 2019 Dates: 24th March / 2nd June / 4th August / 24th November TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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HOME AND GARDEN DECOR Excellent value-for-money decor ideas, plus solid modern and retro furniture for your home, patio, and garden. You’ll love the HIGH QUALITY, ENORMOUS RANGE, LOW PRICES, and our good old-fashioned service. We also sell storage solutions, plus beds & mattresses (all sizes and qualities), cane and garden furniture, wall art, gift lines, mirrors, carpet and vinyl.

Fiveways New & Used Furniture 161-165 Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba 07 4632 7069 fivewaysfurniture.com.au

Get a New Look for Less at a Lifeline ‘Clothing Super Store” You will be amazed at what you will find! See us at: 1 Emporium Vintage & Bookshop, 302 Ruthven St, Toowoomba 2 Herries St Superstore / Furniture & Collectables 256 Herries St, Toowoomba 3 Never Ending Stories Bookshop & Range Boutique Shop, 11 James St, Toowoomba 4 Perth St Shop, 187a Perth St, Toowoomba 5 Anzac Avenue Shop, Cnr Anzac Av & Boothby St, Toowoomba 6 Wilsonton Shop, Wilsonton Shopping Centre, Toowoomba 7 Wyalla Shop, 238a Taylor Street, Toowoomba

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PCYC Toowoomba

Markets Every Sunday 7.00am - 12.30pm

PCYC Toowoomba 219A James St, Toowoomba P 0419 786 455 QUEENSLAND

CHARMING COUNTRY MARKET Situated just 20 minutes north of Toowoomba, the monthly Cabarlah Markets offer country hospitality on the city’s doorstep. With a wide variety of stalls, shoppers are spoilt for choice, and multiple food options including burgers, Devonshire tea, coffee, cakes and chips to satisfy your appetite. The markets are held on the last Sunday of each month, except December, which is the second Sunday and operate from 7.30am until 12.30pm.

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SHOPS NOW LEASING

SECURE YOUR POSITION! Wilsonton Shopping Centre is a well-established retail and community hub in the heart of Toowoomba’s flourishing north western suburbs. Its prominent location and strong mix of major and specialty retailers has helped secure Wilsonton’s position as the dominant centre in its area. Space is very limited, contact us today to secure your position. PAULA BELLAS 0422 401 280 ROB CLIFTON 0407 500 325


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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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Need an escape to the country? Get your driving playlist cued and become acquainted with a region bursting with lush green vistas. Higher in altitude than Toowoomba, with a rich food production culture, you’re in for a day of all things beautiful and delicious. We can’t promise you’ll want to leave. Did you know: Hampton is home to the famous Hampton Festival showcasing seasonal produce from over 60 regional restaurants, wineries and market stalls.

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Tourism and Events Queensland

High Country Hamlets Drive Trail Hampton Visitor Information Centre — Cnr New England Highway & Esk-Hampton Road Soak up the old world charm of the historic cottage which is now home to the visitor centre as you say hi to the friendly locals and check in with what’s happening in the region. There’s even local produce on offer, and your journey’s barely begun. Tip: For coffee, cake and snacks, Hampton Store (50m north) from the Visitor Centre has you covered. Nest Cafe & Art Galleries — 4 Charlotte Street, Crows Nest Stop into this cute cafe for a generous country lunch and top up coffee. Next walk off lunch as you stroll down the street to the Crows Nest Community Arts and Crafts and explore a wealth of local creations before continuing around the corner to the Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery. We’re sure you’ll leave with a piece of Crows Nest’s creative produce with you. Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove & Vineyard — 286 Swain Road, Crows Nest A serene and picturesque cellar door experience! Sample homegrown olives, tapenades, and wine on a seasonal platter. Visit The Store for antiques, clothing and bespoke gifts and homewares from local and international artisans. Open 10 to 4 on Saturday and Sundays. Salts Antiques — 1 Thallon Street, Crows Nest Back at Crows Nest, lose yourself and possibly anyone you’re with, in Salts antique wonderland. Expect many trips down memory lane. Emeraude Bistro — 8616 New England Highway, Hampton Ever been to a micro region eatery? Well tick this off your bucket list. A restaurant that sources all local fresh ingredients to create a delectable menu. Check out their Instagram feed @emeraude_ hampton if you’re into kaleidoscopes of culinary splendour. Breakfast, lunch or dinner here is a must do. Open: Thursday and Friday 9am to late, Saturday 8am to late and Sunday 8am to 3pm. The Woods Ravensbourne — 3143 Esk-Hampton Road, Ravensbourne Set among Ravensbourne’s tall gums, with stunning views over the Brisbane and Lockyer valleys, The Woods is a hidden gem in this high country. A perfect wedding venue in its grounds and there is a fully licensed restaurant. It’s just a short 40min trip from Toowoomba and 90mins from Brisbane so it is a lovely destination for family and friends or for your car and motorcycle clubs. Book into the neighbouring Chalets At Ravensbourne Escape and stay for the weekend or even a week. They also host corporate events, meetings, conferences and retreats. It’s certainly worth calling in while you’re exploring the region. TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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TIVOLI DRIVE-IN — 5 REASONS! 1 – Great Family Fun At A Low Low Price! Just $10 per car for 2 blockbuster movies 2 – Great Food! We serve a full range of delicious family food 3 – Great Atmosphere! Either in your own vehicle or bring a deckchair 4 – Great Location! We’re just one minute off the Warrego Highway 5 – Just Great! Bring your whole family — even the dog Tivoli Drive-In is located at 50 Coal Rd, Chuwar facebook.com/pg/tivolidrivein tivolidrivein.com.au/drive-in/programmes

1 HOUR HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT Experience the magical sensation, adventure and romance of ballooning. 1 Hour Flight over Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside, with Restaurant Breakfast and Flight certificate. Located 1 hour drive east of the Toowoomba CBD. For “the flight of your life” call or book online for Flights & Gift Vouchers.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights 07 3294 8770 bookings@floatingimages.com.au floatingimages.com.au floatingimagesballooning

HUNTING DINOSAURS Located in Western Queensland, the Eromanga Natural History Museum is home to Australia’s Largest Dinosaur ‘Cooper’, as well as a variety of other scientifically important fossils. Open for 4 tours daily: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. There is sure to be something to inspire all ages. Eromanga Natural History Museum 1 Dinosaur Drive, Eromanga (07) 4656 3084 enhm.com.au

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CHARLEVILLE

COSMOS

CENTRE Understanding our ever changing perspective of the Universe can be tricky, but when you visit the Charleville Cosmos Centre you will be able to send your mind on a journey that will help your understanding of the Universe and more importantly, just where we fit into this grand stage. Day or night, the Cosmos Centre offers different tours, so there is always a special voyage to embark on while experiencing Charleville in Outback Queensland.

STORIES OF ASTROLOGY The ancestral connection to the sky This night experience brings back this knowledge from the days of old and helps us all reconnect to the sky once again in a very unique and special way. » Listen to ancient stories around a fire pit » Ancient cultures covered may include Greek, Egyptian, Native American, Japanese, African, Greenland, Aboriginal Australian and so many more. » Learn about how ancient cultures used the stars for all sorts of interesting reasons.

SUN VIEWING

ASTRONOMY BY DAY

The safest and coolest way to look at the Sun Looking at the Sun is always a challenge, it’s simply too bright and harmful for our eyes. Fear not, the Hydrogen Alpha Sun telescope is never far away at the Charleville Cosmos Centre.

What do you know about Space? Come and immerse yourself in our ‘Outback Stargazing’ theatre and challenge your knowledge of what you may know about space, astronauts and more.

Download our app from the App Store (‘Charleville Outback Queensland’) or visit:

www.experience-charleville.com.au

Enjoy the interactive Cosmos Shuttle and listen to the stories of what we think we know about space junk and shooting stars. Maybe you will even get an opportunity to hold a meteorite in your hand.

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Top Secret WWII Tour Step inside the world of the ‘Top Secret Precinct – Charleville’ and discover what 1942 marked the arrival of...

The USAAF arrived in Charleville during WWII. They set up camp here for four years and would spend around $1.4m (1940s currency) constructing 101 buildings on the site. It was a Top Secret base throughout WWII and even if the enemy knew they were here, they couldn’t get to Charleville and return to their base as Charleville was too far inland. This USAAF base would cover an area of approximately 25 square kilometres south of Charleville and station up to 3500 (Charleville’s population today) personnel on site.

So just how do you keep something that large a secret? Book the Top Secret WWII Tour today to discover what the top secret actually was and listen to the story behind it all ... it’s fascinating - you won’t be disappointed. Follow your local guide in your own vehicle around what once was a USAAF Top Secret Base inside today’s Top Secret Precinct. The journey is 4 kilometres on some dirt and tar roads just around the Airport area. ‘Brisbane Line’ coming soon!

APRIL – SEPTEMBER DAILY TOURS FROM 10:30AM OCTOBER – MARCH MON, WED & FRI from 8:00AM

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

To book go to www.experiencecharleville.com.au or call 07 4654 7771 Download the Charleville App for further tour details and updates! CR133192AA

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Cold beer and warm country style hospitality, that’s definitely what you get on a Country Pub’s tour of the Darling Downs. Check out these great watering holes where you can pull up a stool at the bar and enjoy a hearty meal. Many of the rustic old pubs listed in our guide are steeped in history, so look for memorabilia on the walls to find out fascinating things about each one on your journey… Oh and choose a designated driver because you’re sure to enjoy a beer or two.

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Classic Country Pubs Trail Rudd’s Pub — 45 Tooth Street, Nobby Take a step back in time when you visit historic Rudd’s Pub, just a short 35km drive from Toowoomba. Immerse yourself in tales of time past in the Heritage Lounge where folklore says that Steele Rudd sat while writing his famous “Dad & Dave” stories. Memorabilia adorns the walls and even the ceiling of this iconic old pub, a great place to enjoy a yarn and a cold ale. Tip: Free camping for caravans and motorhomes across the road. The Bull & Barley Inn — 61 Eton Street, Cambooya A scenic 20-minute drive south and you will stumble across the famous Bull & Barley Inn. This two storey, fully restored colonial-style hotel oozes character and early 1900s grandeur. Enjoy a drink or two on the back veranda that boasts stunning views across the Darling Downs. Country style meals are available 7 days week and there is even accommodation upstairs if you choose to stay the night. O’Shanley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant — Cnr Clark and Fisher Streets, Clifton If you think of the quintessential country town streetscape you’ve got Clifton in mind. Dating from 1875, this classic little town halfway between Toowoomba and Warwick has been used in a number of Australian movies including ‘The Thornbirds’. O’Shanley’s is adorned with thousands of pieces of Irish and Australian memorabilia, plus one of the largest teapot collections in Queensland. Just like the Emerald Isles O’Shanleys have Irish music, atmosphere, authentic Irish food, and most important plenty of Irish craic. There is always plenty of ice cold Guinness and Kilkenny flowing. The Meringandan Hotel — 30 Main Street, Meringandan Size does matter when you are talking steak and the Meringandan Hotel, 20 minutes from the heart of Toowoomba, is famous Australia-wide for serving up the biggest and the best steaks around. There’s a beer garden out the back to enjoy a coldie in the summer months but trust us, order the steak, you’ll be glad you did! The Farmers Arms Hotel — 9864 New England Highway, Cabarlah Just a 10-minute drive from Meringandan you will find the historic Farmers Arms Hotel, often referred to as the Cabarlah Pub by locals. This old charmer’s biggest claim to fame is that it is the oldest continually licensed pub in Queensland, serving great food and beer since 1863! Tip: Try the famed ‘Mixed Grill’ in the winter months by the cosy fireplace! TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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DISCOVER AUSTRALIA With over 39 years’ travel experience, Discovery Coaches is your Group Travel Specialists for Australia Wide tours. Locally owned and operated by Mark and Louise, Discovery Coaches offers highly coordinated itineraries and professionally arranged packages to anywhere within Australia to suit your group, club, corporate, school and individual travel. Whether it’s a day trip around Toowoomba and Darling Downs region or a scenic interstate coach tour, contact us at Discovery Coaches. Gift Certificates are available. For all tours and more information please visit our website.

Discovery Coaches PO Box 16222, Northpoint Qld 4350 07 4638 4661 / 1300 559 661 info@discoverycoaches.com.au discoverycoaches.com.au facebook.com/DiscoveryCoaches

KINGSLEY GROVE ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY

Open all week for tasting our wide range of wine and ports, and with weekends filled with wood fired pizzas and wine flavoured ice cream, Kingsley Grove Estate is the place to be. Call to book your group functions, weddings & events, or to enjoy free self-contained caravan camping on-site. HOME OF THE ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP - FEBRUARY EVERY YEAR OPEN 7 DAYS 10AM - 5PM

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Down on the Farm Ok kids. Drop your devices, turn off the TV. It’s time to have a closeup and personal experience with nature. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with the wide-open spaces of the country. Experience what life is really like on a farm by getting involved in daily farm activities like milking a cow –—or even a sheep, feeding the animals and finding out where our food comes from. Or maybe you’d like to just enjoy the countryside — ride a horse, go bushwalking and meet some native animals, sit by the campfire at night and star-gaze. If this sounds like the kind of break you need, check out some of the great farmstay options around the Toowoomba region.

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COOBY VIEW FARM STAY Enjoy a short break in a country setting. Reconnect with nature and go bush walking, horse riding, stargazing or just relax around the pool and spa. You will be surrounded by native animals including kangaroos, koalas and an abundance of birds. Your family can also spend quality time together and enjoy interacting with the farm animals. Stay, Ride, Relax.

Cooby View Farm Stay 51 Loveday Road, Geham 0400 977 157 coobyviewfarmstay@gmail.com jewellscooby.wixsite.com/farmstay

LOCKYER VALLEY EXPERIENCE Fordsdale Farmstay is located in the picturesque Lockyer Valley approximately 45 minutes drive from Toowoomba. We offer a comfortable 4 bedroom farmhouse accommodation, bush camping, day horse trail rides and horse riding holidays. You can explore our 1000 acres (Ma Ma Creek frontage) using walking trails or 4WD.

Fordsdale Farmstay 171 Wagners Rd, Fordsdale 07 5462 6707 Fordsdale.farmstay@outlook.com fordsdalefarmstay.com

FARMSTAY BREAK ADVENTURE We have something to suit all budgets: selfcontained cabins, bunkhouse accommodation and bush camping. Join in the fun with animal feeding, milking cows, making butter, billy tea and damper, wagon rides, whip cracking, horse riding — all levels of experience. Enjoy country hospitality at the licensed Restaurant and Bar.

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CHEESE LOVERS WELCOME Located in the tranquil Helidon Hills of the Lockyer Valley, the natural ambience of Awassi Queensland lends itself to the gentle pottering of the ancient Awassi Sheep. Awassi Cheesery is a ‘Farmstead Cheesery’ where all our delicious sheep cheeses are made right here on the farm. Cheese varieties include Pecorino, Labneh, Feta and ‘Grantham’. Cheese tasting is a great way to spend an afternoon — or become the Cheesemaker for a day and be part of the full Sheep Dairy Farm Experience. We can also cater for group tours from 5 to 105. Bookings are essential — by appointment only.

Awassi Cheesery 776 Sandy Creek Road, Grantham 0412 671 047 facebook.com/AwassiCheesery awassiqueensland.com.au

HORSE RIDING FUN FOR ALL Splendacrest Stables, located just south of Toowoomba, offers many opportunities to get onto a horse. For children and teens we have regular after-school group lessons, weekly school sport sessions, and our popular Holiday Kids Camps. Private and home school lessons are also available. Splendacrest horsie birthday parties are popular! Adults can book private lessons, 2-5 hour trail rides (kids welcome), 2 or 3 day riding holidays including accommodation, or endurance riding competition training. Come and ride quiet, reliable horses through the Toowoomba hills! Bookings available. Splendacrest Stables 2 Geitz Road, Preston 0438 309 458 splendacrest@hotmail.com splendacreststables.webs.com TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Where to Stay Big skies, far horizons and unspoilt natural wonders will be the backdrop to a stay in the Darling Downs, a region known and loved for its wide, open spaces. From farm stays, cottages and country pubs to chic boutique hotels and motels, we’ve got your relaxing escape covered. Camping in the Darling Downs is a great way to explore the region. Set up your own campsite or kick back and go ‘glamping’ in self-contained tents. Bring the caravan along and park it at one of the several motor villages and caravan parks in the city. Most holiday parks include camping sites and cabins alongside sites for caravans. If staying in rooms or apartments are more your thing, Toowoomba plays host to many hotels and motels — from budget stays to 4.5-star experiences. Historic, traditional Queenslander properties with spacious verandas are available, or you can relax in modern, self-contained villas set amongst acres of bush. Whether you’re on a couple’s weekend away, family vacation or with a group booking, you can be sure you’ll find something you’ll love.

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BOUTIQUE SHORT STAY COTTAGE “Maison on Mayes” is an Eastside cottage perfect for those in town for business, visiting for special occasions or in between homes/relocating. Very popular for family visiting children boarding at Toowoomba Grammar, Prep and Fairholme. Toowoomba’s finest Eastside assets and CBD all within walking distance. This gorgeous, spacious furnished home features 2 brms, 2nd lounge/3rd brm, huge kitchen, heating/cooling, 3 TVs, Foxtel, Wi-Fi, private deck w/BBQ and all linen provided.

Maison on Mayes East Toowoomba 0408 357 776

QUIET, EASTSIDE HAVEN A quiet haven for your next visit to Toowoomba. The East Toowoomba location is away from highway noise but close to premier attractions such as Queens Park, the Botanic Gardens, Picnic Point and the Cobb+Co Museum. Owners Tony and Helen Heckendorf extend a warm greeting to all their guests and provide great “country style” hospitality at an economical room rate. Motel Glenworth 1 Margaret Street, Toowoomba (07) 4638 1799 bookings@motelglenworth.com.au motelglenworth.com.au

PERFECT BASE FOR FAMILIES Wide range of options for all caravans, campervans, motorhomes and camping, all with free access to our first class facilities: laundry, camp kitchen, one heated swimming pool, spa, alfresco BBQ area in award-winning gardens, TV room, jumping pillow and children’s bathroom. 4-star accommodation includes disabled assist cabins. PET FRIENDLY.

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Welcome to Quest Toowoomba!

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e are an award-winning Apartment Hotel with incredible awardwinning staff, perfectly located in the heart of picturesque Toowoomba City. At Quest Toowoomba, you can expect to be looked after as our own — we are a family-run business with the support of an international brand. We cater for your short and long term accommodation requirements, as well as meetings, events, group and conference needs. Our Studio, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments boast high-quality furniture and fittings, some with breathtaking views over the iconic Queens Park. We are committed to being the very BEST accommodation provider in our beautiful region. Our family looks forward to welcoming you when you’re next in town. Cynthia Rice, Jenny and Tony O’Reilly

We invite you to use promo code DARL on our website to access your special rate with us.

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QUIET COUNTRY MOTOR INN Quiet country setting, clean and comfortable aircon motel rooms with semi-selfcontained kitchen and undercover parking — discounted weekly rates for 5 or more nights — pet friendly. Lunch & dinner Monday to Saturday from $11.95. Home-made pizza available everyday from 10am. • Gaming room & keno • Karaoke 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month • Beer garden and outside deck.

Gowrie Hotel Motor Inn 6-12 Kingsthorpe Haden Rd, Kingsthorpe (07) 4630 0277 Gowrie Hotel Motor Inn

RETREAT NEAR THE CITY HEART Perfect for brides or a quiet retreat for couples. Parents can also relax in this familyfriendly accommodation, set in half an acre of private garden. Situated close to the heart of Toowoomba with its world class antique shops, superb restaurants and lovely parks, our home has a fully equipped kitchen, TV/DVD and comfortable beds with all linen supplied. The Blue House 253 Herries Street, Toowoomba 07 4639 1943 / 0417 632 174 bluehouse253@westnet.com.au Airbnb / Homeaway

AT THE HEART OF HIGHFIELDS Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields 10km north of Toowoomba. Our cottages are perfect for a relaxing or romantic getaway featuring brass bed, fireplace and spa bath. Surrounded by terraced gardens and bordering onto a beautiful arboretum. Homewood Cottages 11 Cawdor Road, Highfields 0459 686 239 stay@homewoodcottages.com.au homewoodcottages.com.au

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Play and Stay in Course-side Comfort Enjoy a luxurious escape at the 4.5 star City Golf Club Motel overlooking the 2019 CocaCola PGA Championship 18 hole golf course. Located just outside the hustle and bustle of the Toowoomba CBD, it’s where city style meets country hospitality. Shops, restaurants, entertainment and transport are close by and just a short stroll away you’ll find the award winning City Golf Club with choices for meals, drinks and entertainment. Book a game on the golf course, enjoy a drink at the bar or take advantage of the many dining options. Why not have a hit at the Driving Range or Mini Golf Course or stay and enjoy the free live entertainment every weekend. Complimentary social membership at The City Golf Club is included in your booking and with the Courtesy Bus service available, you can ensure that you make the best of your stay.

available. Room service for breakfast and dinner is available 6 days a week and snacks and drinks are available from Reception. Take a dip in the heated lap pool, lie back and relax in our heated spa or enjoy a BBQ under the pool side gazebo. Complimentary access to 23 Fox Movie and Sport channels plus Sky Racing is also available. The combination of quiet location, security and genuine country hospitality offered by your hosts will be hard to resist. In fact, we just know you'll want to keep coming back! Call 07 4636 9999 to book direct to receive our best rate or look us up at www.citygolfmotel.com.au. The City Golf Club Motel boasts a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts, receiving 618 reviews for an impressive rating of 9.2 out of 10.

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Accommodation in the heart of Toowoomba

Guests travelling to Toowoomba continue to enjoy the benefits of the Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park, finding it perfectly positioned within walking distance of the town centre. With a range of accommodation options including cabins, units, villas, bungalows and powered sites for caravans, motorhomes and campers, those

travelling to Toowoomba are encouraged to discover this hidden gem in the heart of town. Contact Kerri and Brad at the Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park, located at 47 Kitchener Street, by calling 07 4632 8735 or visit www.swagmanpark.com.

Crows Nest MOTEL

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HOLIDAY BREAKS FOR CARERS Do you dismiss the idea of going on a holiday because the worry around who’s going to care for your loved one living with a disability all seems too much to bear? Now you can all go on holiday with the ease of knowing your loved ones will be cared for 24/7 and within close proximity to you. Located on the Darling Downs, our respite house include all meals, personal assistance, transport, activities and companionship. If you are interested in taking that well deserved break, contact Breakaway today.

ON BRIDGE Breakaway Toowoomba Head Office: 27 Mort Street, Toowoomba 07 4639 5100 breakawaytmba.org

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2 four-bedroom Houses Middle Ridge & Rangeville Each sleeps 8 guests Perfect for Wedding Parties Conveniently located close to a number of large suburban shopping centres and restaurants, the houses have main bedrooms with queen bed and ensuite, second bedroom with queen bed and third and fourth bedrooms each with two single beds. Family bathroom has bath and shower and additional separate toilet. The houses are fully furnished with all linen and towels provided. Both properties have 2 separate living areas. Laundries and kitchens are fully equipped. Backyards are fully fenced for child safety. Large covered pergolas with gas BBQ are adjacent to the rumpus room in each house. Pricing from $175 per night

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54 Luxurious Rooms Bar & Restaurant Complimentary Drink on Arrival For a premier stay in Toowoomba, you simply cannot surpass the quality inclusions and superior feel of Potters Boutique Hotel. Nestled in the ever expanding garden city’s CBD, the Hotel is a stones throw to the refurbished Grand Central Shopping Centre.

Free WiFi • Free Parking • Foxtel 258 Margaret Street, Toowoomba • Phone: 07 4670 9488 stay@potterstoowoomba.com.au • www.pottershoteltoowoomba.com.au

MOTEL, BAR & RESTAURANT Set amongst landscaped gardens and situated on the southside of Toowoomba, with inground pool and undercover parking at your door, we are your ideal stay. 51 room motel features: • “Chrysdals” licensed bar & restaurant • Deluxe & standard rooms • Suites with spa baths & 2 bdm family units • 16 free Foxtel channels • Free WiFi • Room service breakfast daily • Conference facilities

Glenfield

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Services Whether you’re looking for a direct flight or enjoy a scenic drive, there are a variety of transport options available. BY AIR

Toowoomba — the most populous non-capital inland city in Australia — is now more accessible than ever with direct flights from a number of major centres. Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) is located 17km west of Toowoomba CBD and is a gateway straight into the heart of the region.

BY ROAD

Spectacular scenic drives lead from every direction into Toowoomba, and are one of the great pleasures of exploring the Darling Downs region.

BY COACH Hop on the bus — coach services operate between Brisbane, Toowoomba, Warwick, Stanthorpe and beyond, with connections to air, rail and local buses. Check out these locally based services: Greyhound Australia, Murrays Coaches, ConX-ion, Bus Queensland, Discovery Coaches, Crisps Coaches & New England Coaches. BY RAIL

Queensland Rail delivers you to the Darling Downs with its Westlander Service. Relax and enjoy the ride through an ever-changing countryside.

FLY DIRECT FROM YOUR HOME TO OURS Your next country escape is so much closer with direct flights into Toowoomba (WTB) from Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville & Western QLD. WTB is located under 30 minutes from the Toowoomba CBD. With airport shuttle, taxis, car hire & café at the airport. @toowoombawellcampairport www.wellcamp.com.au | 07 4614 3200 TOOWOOMBA & SURROUNDS VISITORS GUIDE 2019

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Experience our living life programs Beauaraba Living is a 106 bed, awardwinning, aged care home located 35 minutes south west of Toowoomba, on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. Located in the rural community of Pittsworth, the home offers a warmth and friendliness reflective of rural Australia and a strong community. The vibrant town of Pittsworth offers three banks, two supermarkets, cafes, pubs and clubs, retail stores, churches, gyms and many amenities nearby.

07 4619 8422 / www.beauarabaliving.org.au / 10 Weale St, Pittsworth

No Surge Pricing - Ever • iHail • LIVE Tracking • Rank Locator • Favourites

Call 133 222

or Tours of Parks & Gardens Available Garden City Cabs 84 Drayton Road

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QUALITY CARAVANS FOR SALE Some of the best kept caravans are kept right here. Inspect a variety of caravans including pop tops, off-road and family-friendly options with all the luxuries of home including air-con, cooking facilities, TVs, fridges and more. Select your caravan here. See and enjoy Australia more and more every day.

Select Caravans 10 Eyers Street, Toowoomba 07 4634 7877

LUXURY TRANSPORT SERVICES Our Toowoomba Wellcamp shuttle transfer services provide a cost-effective way to start or finish your visit to Toowoomba. We offer a shuttle and luxury transport services to and from Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB). With over 20 years’ experience, we will make your transfer easy and worry free. Transfers are available 7-days per week, excluding Christmas Day. Darling Downs Transport Services 0488 00 29 28 enquiries@ddts.com.au ddts.com.au

4X4 ACCESSORIES, PARTS & SERVICE • Workshop Service and Repairs • 4x4 Suspension • 4x4 Accessories • Installation

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ALL PATIENTS WELCOME The People First Health Group offers two convenient locations James Neil Medical Centre 119-121 Neil St (Cnr James) Toowoomba QLD 4350 Ph: (07) 4632 4888

Shieldaig Medical Centre Range Shopping Centre, 11 James St Toowoomba QLD 4350 Ph: (07) 4638 0655

OPEN 7DAYS A WEEK! The medical centre is a walkthrough at the back of the pharmacy Available at the pharmacy: ◊ Inglot Stockist & Professional Makeup Service ◊ Blood Pressure Monitoring ◊ Flu Vaccination ◊ Home Delivery Service ◊ Home Medication Review ◊ Medical Certificate ◊ NDSS Agent ◊ Diabetes Management ◊ Personal Medication Packs (Webster Packs)

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Same day appointments available. For online bookings please visit www.peoplefirsthealthgroup.com.au

Pharmacy opening hours: MON - WED, FRI 8.00AM – 6.00PM THURSDAY 8.00AM – 9.00PM SATURDAY 8.00AM – 5.00PM SUNDAY 8.30AM – 4.00PM PUB HOLS 9.00AM – 3.00PM Medical Centre opening hours: MON,WED,THURS 8.30AM – 5.00PM TUES & FRI 9.00AM – 5.00PM SAT & SUN BY APPOINTMENT Shop 2C, 187 Hume Street Ph: (07) 4638 2210 E: hoopercentrepharmacy@gmail.com W: facebook.com/HooperCentrePharmacy


Become part of the family in a family owned, family run, retirement Village. A retirement village where the residents regard the owners as close friends? The Village Toowoomba features well appointed, independent living villas in a colourful, vibrant community just 2.5km from the Toowoomba CBD. Call Mary to book your appointment to view on 4636 7777 or visit thevillage.com.au Don’t retire for good, retire for great.

Village residents with owners Michael and Justin

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We wouldn’t live anywhere else! Kathy and Eddie Schluter love everything about their new home at GemLife Highfields. They first decided to downsize from their large family home back in 2005. GemLife Highfields is their fourth home in an over 50s resort and Kathy says it’s their best move yet. “Every time we have moved, the quality of the homes and facilities has improved,” said Kathy. “GemLife really impressed us in every way and we love the Highfields area. We have been here just over two months and it is our best move yet – we’re here to stay!” Being experienced in the way residential communities work, Kathy and Eddie knew what to look for in a financial sense too. “Capital gain is a significant benefit,” said Kathy. “GemLife does not charge entry or exit fees

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and home owners retain their capital gain. Also, GemLife includes a lot of premium options as part of their standard building package that other places charge extra for.” Like all Highfields residents, Kathy and Eddie love the social lifestyle and wide range of fivestar facilities on offer including a tennis court, bowling green, indoor heated pool and spa, gymnasium, bowling alley, cinema and library, just to name a few. “There are so many options for social events, exercise or just relaxing,” said Kathy. “We love Friday night happy hour and the indoor heated pool is perfect for exercise all year round.” Contact GemLife today to view beautiful display homes and the amazing lifestyle that could be yours. Call 1800 910 278 or go to gemlife.com.au for more information.


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Information Centres

Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre

Clifton Railway Information Centre

82-86 James Street, Toowoomba

Clark Street, Clifton

Open hours: Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (closed Good Friday, ANZAC Day morning, Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

Open hours: Friday to Monday 9am to 2pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Freecall: 1800 33 11 55 T: 07 4639 3797 E: infocentre@tr.qld.gov.au W: southernqueenslandcountry.com.au Hampton Visitor Information Centre 8623 New England Highway, Hampton Open hours: Open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (closed Good Friday, ANZAC Day morning, Christmas Day & Boxing Day) Freecall: 1800 009 006 T: 07 4697 9066 E: hamptoninfo@tr.qld.gov.au W: southernqueenslandcountry.com.au Clifton Library & Information Centre 8 Meara Place, Clifton Open hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm (closed on public holidays) T: 07 4697 4223

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E: cliftonprogressassn@gmail.com W: cliftonpa.org Crows Nest Museum & Information Centre 46 Thallon Street, Crows Nest Open hours: Open 7 days a week from 10am to 3pm (closed Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day) T: 0411 358 660 E: secretarycnhs@gmail.com W: crowsnest.info Millmerran Visitor Information Centre 17 Mary Street, Millmerran Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 3pm, Friday 10am to 12.30pm (closed Good Friday, ANZAC Day morning, Christmas Day & Boxing Day) T: 07 4695 2560 E: millmerraninfo@tr.qld.gov.au W: millmerrancommerce.com


Oakey Community and Tourist Information Centre

U3A Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport Volunteer Ambassadors

176 Bridge Street (The Historical Railway Station), Oakey

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport

Open hours: Open 7 days a week from 10am to 2pm (closed Good Friday, ANZAC Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day)

Meeting most arriving and departing flights, Airport Ambassadors provide general tourist information, plus mobility and general passenger assistance. Visitor information and maps available all hours.

T: 07 4619 6693 E: Info4401@gmail.com

1511 Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road, Wellcamp

T: 07 4614 3200 (Airport Administration)

Pittsworth Art Gallery & Visitor Information Centre

Yarraman Heritage Museum & Information Centre

50 Short Street, Pittsworth (situated at the front of the Pittsworth Art Gallery)

26 Millar Street, Yarraman

Opening hours: 10am to 1pm, 7-days a week (closed public holidays) T: 07 4693 2510 W: pittsworth.org.au Rosalie Gallery & Information Centre 89 Mocatta Street, Goombungee Opening hours: 10.30am to 3.30pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed public holidays and mid-December to mid-January for summer break) T: 07 4696 5600

Opening hours: 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 2pm (closed public holidays) T: 07 4163 8111 E: heritagecentre@bigpond.com W: yarraman.net For further information about visiting the Toowoomba region southernqueenslandcountry.com.au visitdarlingdowns.com.au tr.qld.gov.au tcof.com.au thechronicle.com.au

These websites will provide Information to help you explore local townships and locale, things to see and do, local business, events, tourism information, clubs and community groups.

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Rosalie Art Gallery

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Pechey State Forest

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Westbrook

Clifton

Rudds Pub

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Withcott

Murphys Creek

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Pilton

Rockmount

East Greenmount

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Fordsdale

Mt Whitestone

West Haldon

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Grantham Iredale

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Stockyard

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Upper Flagstone Preston

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Emmerson Park

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Picnic Point

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Loch St

Bass St

Lovett St

Ocean St

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Faith St

Webb St

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Long St

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Curzon St

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Llewellyn St

Peter St

Prospect St

Knight St

Edward St MacArthur

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St Leichney

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Hume St

St Farr St

Milton St

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Lake Annand Park

Toowoomba Range

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Crown St

Centenary Heights State High School

Cleary St Crotty St

St Joseph’s College

Acacia St

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Coates St

Sherwood

Wonga St

St Norman St

Phillip St

Clark St

Neil St

HIGHWA Y GLAND

Haig St

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Horton St

Neil St

Phillip St

Annand St

Mann St

Ruthven St

Water St

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Shiel St

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Fletcher St

The Range Shopping Centre

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Cranley St

Dora St

Ipswich St

Perth St

South St

McIntyre

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Hume St Sir St

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Hume St

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Victoria St Wylie St

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Clifford St

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West St

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Stephen St

Tant St

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City Golf Club

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Stephen St

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Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre

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Yandilla St

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