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BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

Toowoomba, Queensland


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Queens Park In Toowoomba

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Queens Park is a picturesque park, just a short walk from Toowoomba's Central Business District. The park's uses are diverse and facilities make it a great meeting place or a pleasant stop.

The north-eastern part of the park boasts an immaculately tended floral garden. While it's meticulously tended all year round, displays are particularly impressive during Spring and September especially.

The south-eastern and north-western corners provide large expanses of grass for sports, with the addition of a special swing for disabled children's enjoyment. The south section of the park features children's play equipment. Throughout the park are sealed walking tracks and a bicycle track.

The park is also a focus for many community activities. The grassed area near the corner of Hume and Margaret Streets makes an ideal venue for events, including the Carnival of Flowers parade and side-show alley in September and Easterfest at Easter.

The Park, which covers 26.3 hectares, was planned and developed by Walter Hill, a Government Botanist and superintendent of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The many trees which were imported from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world, today stand as grand old trees lining shaded avenues.


  • Dining and Eating Out (1)
    1. Aussie Emporium Aussie Emporium is owned and operated by Peter and Anne Eldridge who have drawn on 50 years of retail experience and extensive travel to bring together Queensland's largest collection of quality Australiana, gift lines and souvenirs!
  • Galleries, Museums and Collections (3)
    1. Cobb & Co Museum Get your hands on history at Cobb and Co Museum. It's not just what you can see but what you can do! In every exhibition and program at Cobb and Co Museum there are elements you can see, hear and touch. From blacksmithing and silversmithing to leadlighting and millinery, there are many opportunities for you to create items you will be proud to show off and even give as gifts. You can follow the clues, meet intriguing characters and play the interactive games in the new National Carriage Collection Gallery. Enjoy playing in The Coach Stop and the Cobb's Coffee Shop Play Pit. Feel free to touch Museum objects and specimens in the new Heritage Bank Inquiry Centre. Participate in the free daily Have A Go sessions. Get the behind the scenes story and join their free daily guided tour. There are unique hand made gifts for sale in the Museum Shop.
    2. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery Established in 1938, Toowoomba has the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland. The new gallery opened in 1994 and is owned and maintained by Toowoomba Regional Council.
    3. Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre Take a journey through time. Come discover how Queensland's roads have been built, from the conditions under which road workers laboured, to the modern plant and equipment you see on roads today. Come and visit the only road building museum in Australia. Located opposite Toowoomba's airport terminal, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre offers a fascinating insight into the construction of Queensland's road network.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (3)
    1. Historic Walk Through Mort Estate The Mort Estate, Toowoomba's oldest subdivision, was established in 1862 and its intriguing history and architecture can now be enjoyed on a self-guided walk through the precinct.
    2. Historical Walk Through Russell Street This self-guided walking tour of Toowoomba's Russell Street will lead you by landmarks of fine historic architecture, many of which date back to the 1860s.
    3. Toowoomba Railway Station, Memorial Honour Board Stroll to the northern end of the platform at heritage-listed Toowoomba Railway Station and you'll find a record that leaves no doubt about the impact WWI had on the locality's population.
  • Natural Attractions (3)
    1. Lake Annand Park Lake Annand is a pleasant water attraction which has been created along Toowoomba's East Creek. At just two hectares, Lake Annand Park is one of the more compact of the city's recreation spaces.
    2. Picnic Point Lookout And Parkland Picnic Point is a Toowoomba icon, a beautifully landscaped parkland with playgrounds, barbecue and picnic facilities and magnificent lookouts over the city and the Lockyer Valley.
    3. Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat The Toowoomba Bicentennial Waterbird Habitat is a quiet place to relax and enjoy nature. It's a great place to have a picnic lunch overlooking the lakes. Take a stroll along the paved pathway.
  • Parks and Gardens (4)
    1. Japanese Gardens One of the most peaceful and beautiful parks in Toowoomba is the University's Japanese Garden. Located on the northern side of the campus, on a 4.5 hectare site, it's Australia's largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden.
    2. Laurel Bank Park Laurel Bank Park is a beautiful parkland area close to the Toowoomba city centre, featuring spectacular manicured gardens, a scented garden, a playground, picnic area and croquet greens.
    3. Newtown Park State Rose Garden The State Rose Garden in Newtown Park has more than 1,500 roses planted, with many more to be planted over coming years.
    4. Queens Park In Toowoomba Queens Park is a picturesque park, just a short walk from Toowoomba's Central Business District. The park's uses are diverse and facilities make it a great meeting place or a pleasant stop.


  • Exhibitions and Shows (8)
    1. Friday at the Flicks - Easerhead "The most original horror movie in years." A work of rare genius and bravery, David Lynch's first feature film explores many of the themes that he was to become famous for.
    2. Friday at the Flicks - Seven Samurai A rare chance to see Akira Kurosawa's truly classic Japanese film, Seven Samurai (1954) on the big screen. A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend their home and families.
    3. Friday at the Flicks - The Piano "One of the most enchanting love stories ever filmed." Written and directed by Jane Campion, this New Zealand film is a sensual drama about a mute woman who has not spoken since she was six years old, choosing instead to express herself through playing her beloved piano.
    4. Friday at the Flicks - The Piano "One of the most enchanting love stories ever filmed."
    5. Right Here, Right Now Curated by Alexis Tacey. USQ has a long tradition of teaching ceramics and pottery extending nearly 40 years. This exhibition looks at the ceramics work made by current students and alumni who have developed their practice. The exhibition shows the diversity of ceramics and how versatile the medium of clay can be.
    6. Shell Shocked Cobb+Co Museum is hosting Shell-Shocked: Australia after Armistice, a touring exhibition from the National Archives of Australia. Shell-Shocked explores the personal impact of war on Australian men, women and children, and the nation's attempts to recover from the loss or injury of almost three-quarters of its soldiers serving overseas. It shows how the nation channelled its grief into public commemoration, honouring the fallen with national monuments and ubiquitous small town memorials.
    7. The Real, Surreal And Imaginary at Tosari Galleries The Real, Surreal and Imaginary features the artwork of three Queensland based photographic artists; Beth Mitchell, Wendy Roche and Holy Green Cow.
    8. Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre Open Day Heritage Centre hits top gear fun. Coinciding with the David Hack Classic Meet, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre is opening its doors for a fun-filled family day.
  • Festivals and Celebrations (4)
    1. Easterfest Easterfest is a three-day national music festival at Easter held in the beautiful Southern Queensland Country regional city, Toowoomba. It is one of Australia's largest drug and alcohol free ticketed precinct's in Australia.
    2. Shakespeare in the Park Festival Much Ado About Nothing. One of William Shakespeare's most delightful romantic comedies brings together wit and wordplay, one of Shakespeare's smartest heroines, and the most hopeless night watchmen ever imagined!
    3. Toowoomba Gardenfest Gardenfest is the first event on the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Calendar and celebrates it's 23rd year of being held continuously in the Garden City in 2014. Exhibitors from across the state and New South Wales have a massive variety of plants and outdoor equipment on display and for sale. May is the month to plant for spring and Toowoomba is synonymous with celebrating spring with the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in September. Buses, groups, family - all will discover a passion at the 2014 Gardenfest.
    4. Westbrook Family Fun Day Westbrook Family Fun Day is a free Community Day with gold coin entry, free rides, jumping castles, free music (jazz, Blues), interactive marquees, vendors, stalls, interactive skate competition, face painting, train rides, animal shows, interactive arts, food stalls, competitions, raffles, and lots more.
  • Markets (2)
    1. The Big Show: Militaria, Guns Collectibles Fair at Toowoomba Showgrounds The Big Show is a large gun and militaria fair with antique and modern firearms, mixed collectibles and a small selection of quality antiques. It is practically a huge market for collectors, the majority of items are militaria and guns with a few nice general antiques and all sorts of collectables.
    2. The Mummy Tree Markets - Toowoomba The Mummy Tree Markets are back in Toowoomba with a great new venue at the Salo Centre, St Ursula's College. Not just a market but an event! The Mummy Tree Markets provide quality, unique products and services including both handmade items and products that have been carefully sourced and selected by stallholders, all under one roof. It is a fun day out for everyone with a family friendly atmosphere, including free entry, entertainment and free craft activities for children, as well as gourmet food and coffee alongside the fabulous and unique products that so many stallholders have to offer.
  • Performances (6)
    1. ABBA The Concert- The Gold Arrival Tour Get ready Australia - ABBA The Concert - The Gold Arrival Tour has landed in Australia and set to take the country by storm in 2014 with a two-hour show that will re-live the hits of the Swedish pop phenomenon.
    2. The Phantom of the Opera - Toowoomba Beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, the Phantom lives his shadowy existence. Shamed by his grotesque appearance he lurks in the misty catacombs beneath the Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants, but the love he holds for his beautiful protge,Christine is too strong for her heart to resist.
    3. Tim Clarkson Trio at Twilight Visiting Sydney-based jazz ensemble, the Tim Clarkson Trio present a program of original and rearranged jazz standards with acclaimed songstress, Kristin Berardi. The Tim Clarkson Trio - Tim Clarkson (tenor saxophone), Alex Boneham (bass), Cameron Reid (drums/percussion) perform original works from their latest CD, Land of Free Men and compositions and rearranged jazz standards with acclaimed songstress, Kristin Berardi.
    4. Toby Wren Trio at Twilight Brisbane-based ensemble, the Toby Wren Trio present a dynamic recital of contemporary jazz. One of Australia's leading contemporary jazz ensembles presents a selection of works from their five CD releases, showcasing the dynamic interplay of the members - Toby Wren (guitar), Andrew Shaw (double bass) and Chris Vale (drums).
    5. Where in the World is Frank Sparrow A uniquely modern legend written by Australia's foremost writer for teenage audiences, Angela Betzien. Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? is a uniquely modern legend. It's quirky graphic novel style weaves stark urban reality with the mythic underworld of change and transformation.
    6. Your Song My Way at Twilight Join them at Twilight to celebrate the skill and creativity of USQ's music students as they perform a jam-packed 60 minute showcase of collaborative work.
  • Sporting Events (4)
    1. Australian Country Championships, Toowoomba The 2014 Australian Country Championships will be hosted by Toowoomba Hockey Association on August 2 to 9, 2014. The eight day tournament will be held at the Toowoomba Hockey Centre at Clyde Park and will see the Men's and Women's Country teams from around Australia compete for the 2014 title.
    2. FKG Tour of Toowoomba The FKG Tour of Toowoomba is a 4 day 5 stage cycling event structured on traditional tours with a team time trial, undulating stage, hill top finish and a criterium. The FKG Tour of Toowoomba forms part of the Subaru National Road Series. In fact this Tour is the only event in the Subaru National Road Series event to be held in Queensland. First staged in 2010, the Tour is now being been acclaimed as the best event in the 14 Round National Road Series (NRS). The 2014 FKG Tour of Toowoomba will be held from 22 to 25 May 2014.
    3. Toowoomba Kokoda Challenge In the spirit of Kokoda, trek through Toowoomba's toughest terrain. The 30 kilometre distance, coupled with wide open fire trails, makes this the perfect event for beginners or runners having a hit out. Teams of two, three and four will find the course is not without toils, Starting at Webb Park, travel through Jubilee and Redwood park.
    4. Toowoomba PBR Experience a once in a lifetime event as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) prepare to deliver one huge night of the toughest sport on dirt. It's a showdown like no other - elite cowboys versus the toughest bulls on the planet in a 3 hour action packed sporting entertainment event that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


  • Full Day (1)
    1. OzMotorBike Side Car Tours - Bunya Mountains Experience the ride with Ozmotorbiketours seated close to the ground taking in heaps of mountain air as you meander your way ascending to the Bunya Mountains. You pass diversely rich rural farming land with the tour commencing at Brymaroo and for the next one or three hours you will be enveloped in a naked Russian Ural motorcycle side car taking in panoramic views and the natural wildlife that abounds the area including Pretty Faced Wallabies - King Parrots - Scrub Turkeys and more, stopping at vantage points and arriving at Dandabah, centre of Bunya Mountains for a break and coffee. Then return via the east side of the Bunya Mountains descending over sections of the Great Dividing Range arriving back at ozmotorbiketours base located at Brymaroo

Visitor Information

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

34A Eiser Street,
Toowoomba, 4350,

Freecall: 1800 333 667

Tel: 07 4635 1747

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