Toowoomba-The Garden City

The first time I heard about Toowoomba, it reminds me of the Mauri warrior dance. With spear in one hand and a shield on the other, the dancers with their painted faces, dressed for war stomped VOOM! VOOM! VOOM!”.  

Situated about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level, Toowoomba sits on the edge of the Great Dividing Range in South East Queensland. That’s probably the reason why the air there is much much cooler than anywhere else in Australia. It is an hour drive from Brisbane or three and half hours drive from Coolangatta airport. With an urban population of slightly above 95,000 it has 100 over public parks and well-kept gardens scattered around, hence the name “The Garden City”.   Besides these, there are many architecture and historical buildings, shops, museums, theatres, wineries plus a hosts of other great attractions to make one’s stay enjoyable. 

Toowoomba town   margaretstreet1

 Toowoomba town

 

 

 

 

Below are some great places of interest:

Ju Raku En – Japanese garden – This place is a gem. Nestled within the University of Queensland, the garden was setup by the Japanese.

Brdige overlooking the lake

Brdige overlooking the lake

 

 

 

 

mystic bamboo garden

mystic bamboo garden

 Preston Peak Winery

  Some of the best wines are found here. Free tasting too. You can enjoy great steak outdoor, enjoy watching horses and donkeys gazing and a view of the TableTop mountain.
Preston Peak Winery
Preston Peak Winery & the BBQ garden
garden-wine2   
 Picnic Point – Another Scenic spot for outdoor ativities

picnicpoint

tabletop

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Mission work in Kuching, Sarawak & Climbed Bako National Park, seen the largest proboscis Climbed the Great Wall of China & serenaded by Ku Nian along Yangtze River Sailed the River Nile Walked in the footsteps of Jesus, crossed River Jordan into Israel, the Holy Lands Mission work in Talugtug, Philippines Mission work in Toowoomba, Queensland Mission work in Kalaymyo, Myanmar
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