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Derrymore: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Picnic Point Lookout And Parkland

Toowoomba's heritage-listed Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland comprises 160-acres perched high on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, with panoramic views over Main Range and Lockyer Valley.

Be greeted upon entry with an avenue of mature hoop pine (Auracaria cunnninghamii) and South Queensland kauri (Agathis robusta) before the parklands opens into manicured lawns. Pre-pack a picnic or stop by the cafe and restaurant before nestling on a section of quiet grasslands under a bunya tree.

Let the kids test out the playground and children's train (only operating on weekends), and later set off on the walking trails to nearby waterfalls and Table Top Mountain, drawing sightseers and picnic goers every day of the week.

The lower section of the park can also be accessed via Tobruk Memorial Drive and is another ideal location for impressive vistas and social picnics.

Tourist Drive
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 6.7K from Derrymore

Toowoomba Water Bird Habitat

Nestled into suburban Toowoomba at Rangeville, the habitat covers 7.6 hectares (19 acres), which is quite a small area to establish as a diverse wetland. Environmental diversity is essential if the habitat is to attract a variety of waterbirds. There are deep and shallow lakes, areas of reeds, mud-banks, islands and grassy areas to provide feeding, roosting and nesting conditions required by different birds.

To complete this habitat, over 2000 shrubs and trees were planted to attract native birds. All of the plants are Australian species appropriate to the locality. The plantings on the perimeter help screen the habitat from the surrounding roads and houses, creating a peaceful atmosphere within.

Waterbird habitats are characteristically places of light and open spaces, so large areas of grassland have been retained. You can see birds such as maned duck and straw-necked ibis which feed mainly on these grasslands.

Mackenzie Street,
Corner of Alderley Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 7.9K from Derrymore

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.

The development of the park has been carried out along carefully planned lines. There is a New Zealand influence in many of the plantings and features. The lake itself showcases a pulsating fountain, reminiscent of the geysers familiar to those who have visited New Zealand. A simulated lava flow has been fashioned in one area of the park, and distinctive plants such as flax add to the theme.

Where there's an attractive expanse of water, there will be ducks, and Lake Annand is no exception. A boardwalk at the lake edge, and a handsome curved bridge, give youngsters (and the young-at-heart) hours of pleasure enjoying the antics of these handsome birds, which paddle towards anyone who might throw them some bread.

A bikeway passes through the park and cyclists often pause here on their ride to enjoy the atmosphere. This bikeway follows the route of East Creek right through to Queen's Park, close to the city centre.

Well maintained barbecue and playground facilities are another popular feature.

Perth Street,
Corner Mackenzie Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 8.9K from Derrymore

Derrymore: Events

Parkland Entertainment

You'll hear music from almost every genre floating out of Toowoomba's beautiful parks. The Parkland Experience covers folk, pop, pop-funk, classic, Irish folk, rock, jazz or soul, Memphis, country, rock n roll, Celtic, swing, opera, bush ballads, blues, choral, brass band, old time music, strings and retro rock. Phew! There's also tai chi, yoga, face-painting, balloon sculpture, opera and music theatre and dancing.

Apart from the first weekend, all activities run between 11am to 3pm during the 10 days of the Carnival.

Event Dates
      15th Sep
      16th Sep
      17th Sep
      18th Sep
      19th Sep
      20th Sep
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep

164 Tourist Road
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 6.6K from Derrymore

The Way We Wear Frock Up Toowoomba

The second Frock Up Toowoomba event with local and interstate sellers filling the historic St Luke's Hall with over 100 years of fabulous fashion ranging from ridiculously small Victorian waisted dresses to those 'Big Shouldered' numbers of the Eighties. There is fashion accessories, costume jewellery, fashion ephemera, fashion books and magazines, textiles, linen and lace, buttons and bows, fashion art and so much more for the Queensland 'fashionista'.

Event Dates
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr

Herries Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.0K from Derrymore

Blacksmithing Teen Workshop

Send your teenager on a creative experience they will never forget. Give them the opportunity to create something beautiful with their own hands from raw materials at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Teen Workshops.

Blacksmithing Teen Workshops are three hours longs and designed especially for 13-17 year olds. Under the guidance of tutor Terry Drennan, former Australian champion blacksmith and farrier, each participant will make an item themselves to take home. Previous workshops have made a hook, marshmallow fork, or twisted metal wrist cuff.

Class sizes are small, so bookings are essential.

Event Dates
      5th Apr

27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.7K from Derrymore

Millinery Workshop One Day (Fascinator)

Learn how to create fun and feathery free-form fascinators in this one-day millinery workshop at Cobb+Co Museum.

Be guided through the steps to making a free-form fascinator, and become familiar with millinery materials and simple techniques along the way. Then make yourself a second fascinator, applying your new skills and own creative flair.

Tutor Johanna Guerin is a well respected milliner with an eye for detail and high quality of workmanship that has resulted in her work being worn across the world and at all major Australian Horse Racing Events, as well as the Dubai World Cup and Royal Ascot events.

Cost includes tuition, all materials, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Bookings essential.

Event Dates
      4th Mar

27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.7K from Derrymore

Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop

Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools, including a coal chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs. As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.

Tutor Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions and has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in the Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop where you will make a set of fire side or barbecue tools. Then you can participate in the Project workshops which include knife making and decorative pieces.

Event Dates
      8th Apr
      9th Apr

27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.7K from Derrymore

Have A Go! Festival

Discover a range of traditional and modern trades, skills and crafts, meet the artisans who practise them and as the name suggests, have a go for yourself!

Your general Festival ticket includes Step Up + Have A Go activities, Artisan trade demonstrations, access to the Kids Have A Go Area, talks from Queensland Museum Network experts.

Enhance your Have A Go! Festival experience with a Mini Workshop (extra charges apply).

Spend time with an expert artisan, learn a new skill and make something unique to take home. Blacksmithing, Copperfoiling, Musical Instruments, Felting, Glass Beads, Wood Turning, Millinery, Jewellery Making, Leatherplaiting, Pressed Metal.

Strictly limited places, bookings essential.

Make a night of it!

Can't make it during the day? Experience the Have A Go! Festival from twilight with activities extended until 9pm. Enjoy a glass of wine and explore the Museum and artisan trades at night. Meet the artisans, lean about their skills and discover how beer, wine and mead are made in their special Meet the Maker sessions.

Event Dates
      25th Feb

27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.7K from Derrymore

Derrymore: Travel Tips

Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre

The team at Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre welcome you as a valued guest; with true country hospitality and a passionate desire to help you enjoy your visit. With a wealth of local knowledge, they can give you first-hand tips for exploring the Toowoomba area; with its intriguing history, quiet natural beauty, four distinct seasons, and delicious produce.

Their beautiful "Queenslander" building is based on a late 1800s style Toowoomba house. It features stained-glass motifs of the "Toowoomba" violet; which you can best enjoy by going inside.

Drop in for maps, brochures, locally-produced food and artisan-made items, Toowoomba souvenirs and refreshments. On-site parking is provided for cars, coaches and caravans; adjacent to picnic and playground facilities in East Creek Park.

82-86 James Street,
Warrego Highway
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 6.3K from Derrymore

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