Toowoomba crowns the edge of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level, overlooking the Lockyer Valley. From March to May mellow tints of red and gold mark the autumn showing. In the winter months, enjoy rugging up and winding down. Locally made wine and delicious food will tantalise the tastebuds and warm the soul.
Toowoomba’s colonial history traces back to the early 1840s with the establishment of the first store on the Downs at “The Springs”, soon thereafter renamed Drayton. The National Trust-owned Royal Bull’s Head Inn dates from that period and you can still see it on Brisbane Street today. A drought in 1850 saw many re-settle a few kilometres to the northeast at what is now Toowoomba.
There are many ways you can lose yourself in the natural world … walk and birdwatch on bush trails, set up camp on a grassy river flat, scale huge granite boulders of Girraween National Park, fish in a glistening river, paddle a canoe, hike in the largest stand of Bunya pines in the world, marvel at Toowoomba’s spring flower display or simply enjoy the fresh air and views on a country drive. Slow down and breathe deep.
Toowoomba has breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region. Toowoomba is also a town steeped in historic charm, including the Cobb & Co Museum, regular farmers’ markets, the DownSteam railway museum and a variety of parks and tours.
Being only two hours from Brisbane, you are still close enough to take a day drip or get to the airport, but far enough away to enjoy the comfort of a welcoming community surrounded by like-minded people.
*Advertised home and price details are correct at the time of publishing though subject to availability, eligibility criteria and are subject to change without notice.