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A Guide to Toowoomba
Know Before You Go
Go wine tasting. Preston Peak Wines is located 10-minutes from Toowoomba's CBD in the Lockyer Valley.
Bring some snacks and head out to Picnic Point. It offers a panoramic view of Table Top Mountain and is the best place to watch the sun go down.
Plan your trip around Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers. It's an award-winning event that boasts beautiful flowers, live music, and the city's delicious food and wine.
Make room in your budget for the city's top restaurants. Toowoomba is fast becoming Queensland's next big foodie destination. Schedule a lunch or dinner date at some of it's most famous spots like Firefly Cafe and Zev's Bistro.
Visit the Cobb & Co Museum. It features 59 horse-drawn vehicles and galleries portraying Toowoomba and the Darling Downs natural and cultural history.
Go to Crows Nest National Park. It's home to walking trails, cascading waterfalls and a beautiful lookout point over the Valley of the Diamonds. There's also a campground if you want to extend your visit and spend a day or two in the Aussie wilderness.
Getting Around Toowoomba
The cheapest way to get around Toowoomba is with the local bus service. Six routes run through the city from Monday to Friday.
If you're in a rush to get to your next destination, take a taxi. Two cab companies operate in the city and have reasonable metered fares. While you can hail a driver down from the street, you'll save time by calling ahead to book your ride.
There are also car rental companies at the airport and in the CBD.
When is The Best Time to Visit Toowoomba?
The best time to visit Toowoomba depends on what you want to do.
The city sees the highest number of tourists during the summer months. From December to February, local travellers head to Toowoomba for the end of year holidays. Book your trip a few months in advance to avoid the spike in hotel rates and airfare prices.
If you want to avoid the crowds, plan your trip during autumn or spring. From March to May and September to November, you'll find fewer people at the top attractions and lower hotel rates. But keep in mind that the city's Festival of Flowers is in September, causing prices to increase once again.
The cheapest time to visit Toowoomba is in winter. From June to August, the cold temperatures keep most visitors away. Hotels and airlines will slash their prices to make up for the seasonal lull.
Airports in Toowoomba
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is located 15km from the city centre. It's the 33rd busiest airport in the country and was the first privately funded major airport in Australia.
Getting to and from Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport
The easiest way to get from the airport to your hotel is with a taxi. You'll find the cab drivers waiting outside the arrivals terminal, or you can use the airport's courtesy phone to call one of the taxi companies to request a ride when you arrive.
Another option is to book your transfer with Peters Coaches. It's a door to door shuttle service that runs between Toowoomba and the surrounds.
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport has all the major car hire companies at the airport. You'll find the rental desks inside the arrivals hall.