Toowoomba is with about 96,000 inhabitants the largest city in the interior of Queensland and is called The Garden City because of its many parks and gardens. It is located 700 meters above sea level on the crest of the Great Dividing Range. It is a university town and has many Colleges as well. To Brisbane it’s 132 km and to the beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast about two hours.
It is an agricultural and commercial center and has rich volcanic soils. The climate is pleasant and in contrast to the coast it is dominated by four distinct seasons. It is slightly cooler with fresh mountain air and is therefore a popular holiday destination for Queensland people as an alternative to the coast.
From the lovely rural atmosphere many craftsmen were attracted. So an extraordinary number of jewelers, potters, carpenters and painters have settled here.
Toowoomba is ideal for hiking or mountain biking in the Bunya Mountain National Park, it has an active arts scene, some markets and the Empire Theatre, which is considered one of the best theaters in the country for the Performing Arts.
Highlights of Toowoomba are the Carnival of Flowers in September and the Australian Gospel Music Festival as well as a farm festival.
If you want to live in a pretty small town in the mountains with some friendly helpful people, you are in good hands here.
What you can do in your free time:
- Mountain Biking
- Sports clubs