If you’re itching to see the countryside around Toowoomba, jump in the car and explore what our surrounding towns
have to offer.
Table Top Mountain
Table Top Mountain is a challenging yet rewarding climb for those looking for a more active day out. Located on the edge of Toowoomba, the top provides vast views of the neighbouring Lockyer Valley.
Parks and Gardens
Toowoomba is known around the country for its picturesque and vibrant parks and gardens. Toowoomba's major parks include Queens Park, Laurel Bank Park and Newtown Park. USQ's Japanese Gardens are also a must-see.
Located roughly 30 minutes outside of Toowoomba at Jondaryan is the Jondaryan Woolshed. At the heart of the Woolshed is the museum village, which is rich in history from the original Jondaryan station. The Woolshed itself is an original sheep-shearing shed and is the oldest and largest operating Woolshed in the world that still operates.
Preston Peak Winery
For those who enjoy a drop of wine, a visit to Preston Peak winery is a must. The family-owned winery is located just 10 minutes outside of the city and offers wine tastings and sales throughout the week. It is also a popular venue for weddings and functions.
Picnic Point is another popular meeting spot, due to it’s a stunning views of the escarpment coupled with al fresco and indoor dining. Located on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, the café is open during the day seven days a week and for dinner Friday and Saturday nights.
Spring Bluff Railway Station
Residents can also take a passenger train from the CBD to the heritage-listed site Spring Bluff Railway Station. Located on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba, there are two daily return routes to the station which includes a café where visitors can sit, enjoy food and drinks while enjoying the breathtaking gardens and scenery. Call (07) 4688 6883 to find out more.
There is also a variety of day trips for those wanting to explore outside of the city. Just one hour and 45 minutes’ drive away is the Granite Belt region, which includes towns such as Stanthorpe, Ballandean and Applethorpe. The booming wine region includes more than 50 wineries, with a wide range of restaurants, accommodation and tourist venues. Visit the Granite Belt Wine Country website to see what’s on offer: