138 km west of Brisbane, Toowoomba is known as Queenlands Garden City due to its wide tree-lined streets, colonial architecture and many fine parks and gardens. As Queensland’s largest inland city, Toowoomba offers the best of both worlds – urban living without any of the big-city hassles. Being the hub of the fertile Darling Downs region has resulted in a city with extensive manufacturing, education, health, retail and professional services.
Every September Toowoomba celebrates the Carnival of Flowers where the gardens come alive with vibrant colours and a festive spirit. Also many of Toowoombas beautiful private gardens become open to the public to view.
The Cobb and Co. Museum in Toowoomba revisits the days of the famed horse-driven coaches that bounced across the outback delivering mail and people.