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NEW TO TOOWOOMBA?

11th April 2023

Welcome to Toowoomba, the garden city with a warm heart! We're thrilled to have you here and want to ensure you feel right at home. As you settle into our beautiful city, here are some local gems to explore:

  1. Queens Park: Take a stroll through the picturesque Queens Park, where you can admire stunning flower beds, enjoy playgrounds, and wander along scenic walking paths. Queens Park comes alive in Spring with flowers in bloom and the buzz of carnival excitement.


  2. Picnic Point: Experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Lockyer Valley from Picnic Point lookout. Be sure not to overlook the café and restaurant, scenic walking tracks, and playground.


  3. The Cobb & Co Museum: Explore a piece of Australian transport history at Cobb & Co, where you can delve into captivating exhibits featuring horse-drawn vehicles and other intriguing historical artifacts. Don't miss the lively markets if you're there on a Saturday morning!


  4. Empire Theatre: Catch a captivating show or performance at the Empire Theatre, a historic venue offering a diverse range of entertainment options. With its iconic art deco architecture, The Empire stands as the cultural heart of the Darling Downs.


  5. Ground Up Espresso Bar: Indulge in superb coffee and a cozy atmosphere at Ground Up Espresso Bar, a beloved spot for locals and visitors alike. Get there early to grab a seat or opt for takeaway to avoid the crowd.


  6. Park House Café: Relax in the tranquil setting of Queens Park while enjoying coffee and delicious meals at Park House Café. The menu offers plenty of options, with burgers a standout, and the service is excellent.


  7. Grand Central: Explore the ultra-modern Grand Central, a bustling shopping centre packed with hidden treasures and dining options. You'll find everything from clothing to gifts, and plenty of food and drink options to choose from.


  8. The Chocolate Cottage: Treat yourself to delectable culinary delights at The Chocolate Cottage in Highfields, just a short drive from town, with stunning views of the range below. It's a popular spot, and every item on the menu is exceptional.


  9. Highfields Falls: Uncover a local hidden gem. Highfields Falls is tucked away off the New England Highway just out of town. It offers a tranquil setting ideal for a relaxed bushwalk, with the added bonus of a visit to the Chocolate Cottage nearby.


  10. City Thrift Shops: Embark on a treasure hunt at Toowoomba's thrift shops and antique stores. Toowoomba Antiques and Collectibles on Ruthven Street is a must-visit.

As well as all these amazing gems that Toowoomba has to offer, we would love to welcome you to a Sunday Service at Outlook! We gather at 9:30am at 323 Ruthven Street. If you want to know more or get connected, fill out a Connect Card below!


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