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Garden City of Queensland

Situated on the crest of the Great Dividing Range at some 700 metres above sea level,
Toowoomba enjoys panoramic views, rich volcanic soil and four wonderfully distinct seasons.
This city which boasts endless activities and friendly service is a perfect holiday destination in its
own right. Choose from early morning hot air balloon flights to abseiling, skydiving, horse riding,
golf, tennis, swimming and fishing , you can do it all in this picturesque city.

Toowoomba city has built a reputation over many years to become known as the Garden City
of Queensland. This spot on top of the Great Dividing Range has been an ideal location for
the cultivation of some of the most magnificent park and garden settings in Australia. You can
enjoy the peace and serenity of over 150 public parks throughout Toowoomba. Many of these
parklands are being cultured to represent a variety of international themes. Through out the city,
one can already visit a well established Japanese Garden, New Zealand themed park and lake
area, and a wetlands area.

All four seasons are experienced in Toowoomba. Winter brings the crisp mountain air and
warm, earthy tonings. Spring is the most colourful and playful time of the year in Toowoomba.
The arrival of the Spring season is celebrated every year by the Carnival of Flowers. Visitors
flock to the city from far and wide to tour the award winning private gardens and experience
this week-long event of fun and festivities. During this famous springtime celebration, the city of
Toowoomba comes alive with vibrant colour and festive spirit.

For the connoisseur of fine food, Toowoomba is becoming renowned as the home of many award
winning restaurants. From coffee shops to silver service restaurants, from international cuisine to
hearty steakhouse menus, from a-la-carte to buffet as well as hotel meals and take away outlets,
Toowoomba offers all the dining choices one could ever desire. Toowoomba is rapidly acquiring
a reputation as a city of fine restaurants. A selection of these restaurants operate from restored
colonial homes, adding charm and atmosphere to any breakfast, lunch or evening meal. Many of
these restaurants are established in grand colonial houses, creating a nostalgic atmosphere for
your dining pleasures.

Wherever you choose to eat in Toowoomba you will find that the people are friendly, the food is
tasty, the atmosphere is relaxed and the good times abound. Many eating houses are located
centrally to the entertainment heart of the town, allowing after dinner activities to be easily
accessed in order to top off a good night out.