Things To Do

Toowoomba Freedom Lifestyle Park

Toowoomba Attractions

An easy drive south of Toowoomba and you are in Steele Rudd country. Explore the pioneer history and writings of Arthur Hoey Davis throughout the shires of Cambooya, Pittsworth and Millmerran. Take a day trip to Highfields and stop in for morning tea or lunch in one of the many cafes or country pubs while investigating the quaint shops, galleries, nurseries and museums. Drive the designated tourist drives through Crows Nest, Rosalie, Jondaryan, Dalby and the Bunya Mountains.

While to the west of Toowoomba, your experiences will be wide and varied, from nature based activities like bushwalking and bird watching to warm, hearty country cuisine and hospitality.

Empire Theatre

Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre is a heritage listed art-deco venue that provides a wide variety of performing arts for every taste. The Empire is Australia’s largest regional performing arts complex and stages world class shows from leading national and international performers as well as showcasing a wealth of local talent.

Whether it is popular music, ballet, comedy or any live performance, the lavish art-deco styling of the venue combined with its state of the art technology makes for a magical and memorable experience. The Empire Theatre also offers historical tours and attracts many visitors each year. The complex is also a popular choice for conferences and events, including weddings, offering a unique experience to guests.

56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland

Explore Queensland's Southern Downs & Granite Belt

Picturesque Queens Park is just a short walk from Toowoomba’s Central Business District. Much loved by locals, the park’s diverse facilities make it a great meeting place or a pleasant stop on your journey.

The north-eastern section boasts an immaculately tended floral garden. While it’s meticulously tended all year round, displays are particularly impressive during spring, especially in September.

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. There is an off-leash dog area, adjacent to Godsall Street. The southern section of the park features children’s play equipment. Throughout the park are sealed walking tracks and a bicycle track.

The park is a focus for many community activities, including the Carnival of Flowers events such as The Gala Dinner, The Flower, Food and Wine Festival and Side-Show Alley in September; and the Languages and Cultures Festival each August.

Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland

Darling Downs Zoo

The Darling Downs Zoo is a family favourite with four separate park areas representing and featuring animals from Africa, South America, South East Asia and Australia.

Get up close and personal with some of the animals and create memories to last a lifetime! The Darling Downs Zoo is passionate about the preservation of the planet’s biodiversity and keep animals in appropriate groupings and naturalistically themed habitats. 

After a big day seeing all the wonderful animals and exhibits, return to BIG4 Toowoomba where you can have a swim, cook your dinner, then relax and unwind in affordable, comfortable accommodation. Don’t forget to tell us about your favourite animal!