If you ever find yourself wanting to explore Toowoomba in Australia, go ahead because you will not regret it. Here are the top seven things to do, see, and eat in this Queensland’s largest inland city.

  1. Relax at Picnic Point Lookout

Have a picnic and relax by yourself, with a partner, or the whole family. Overlooking the Great Dividing Range, you can feast your eyes to the seemingly never-ending acres of lush lawn offered by Picnic Point Lookout. Place a picnic rug under one of the different kauri or pine trees and revel in the sight. 

  1. Learn at Cobb + Co Museum

Museums, the “look but don’t touch” kinds, are usually not everyone’s cup of tea. But this one must be. It’s not the standard museum where you walk around and appreciate the art piece or historical item using your eyes only.

Instead, Cobb+Co Museum offers interactive displays as well as trade workshops you can participate in. Boys and girls can certainly have fun and learn a lot with their whip plaiting and silversmithing workshops. God knows these skills can come pretty handy one day. The museum also has some of the best scones in town. Try them! 

  1. Watch a Show at Empire Theatre

If you want to be mesmerized, then catch a show at the Empire Theatre. The theatre by itself offers an impressive architecture you will be happy to have stepped foot in, but the shows are something else. Some of the notable shows here are Swan Lake, The Lion, The Witch, and many more others. My Fair Lady is set to be shown in the upcoming days.

  1. Smell the Flowers at Lauren Bank Park

If Picnic Point Lookout is not enough, you can also visit Laurel Bank Park. It’s a garden inside a garden. It’s one of the Toowoomba’s premier parks and features all sorts of trees and flowers. There are barbecue spots as well as picnic areas, which you can plop down and revel in the view and scents as well.

Children play equipment are available for kids to play with. it’s a nice place to just wind down and appreciate what nature has to offer. Since seasons change, one can expect the floral offerings of this park to change as well. However, throughout the year, guests can just visit spectacular transformations. Trees change in color and new flowers bloom in certain seasons so it is never tiring to visit this park.

  1. Appreciate Passion at Street Art Trail

Fifth, discover the finest of Toowoomba’s street art. It is not only Melbourne that has some of the nicest graffiti laneways in Australia. Toowoomba has them too! Go to Street Art Trail and check out all the eye-popping artworks in sky-high walls. Some buildings are so covered with graffiti art teeming with emotions and passion from the artists popping out it’s actually meditating to just gaze at them. 

  1. Drink at Preston Peak Wines

Number five got you all thirsty? Then check out Preston Peak Wines. You can do a mix of both here, exploring and drinking. Located on the Great Dividing Range as well as overlooking the Lockyer Valley, you can certainly consume some fine wine here while soaking in the majestic view. Deep into this locality is the village chapel where most of the amazing weddings take place.

  1. Eat at Original Saigon Restaurant

While there are several more historical sites, parks, and gardens that you can explore in Toowoomba, check out its amazing food scene as well. After all the sightseeing, you must be tired at the end of the day. Looking for delivery food nearby? Then check out Original Saigon’s menu for more healthy food options.

It’s one of the premier Vietnamese restaurants in the area. Craving for pho? For rice noodles? How about some pork or vegetable banh mi? You name it, they have it. You can have some takeout on the go too and go to the aforementioned parks. 

You can do so much more than these seven things in this list, of course. But these are great for starters. If you are new to Toowoomba or have already visited this gem of a place, then you are in for a surprise for how many things you can do and sights to see in here. There’s always something to appreciate here, especially its food scene.