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Gowrie Junction

Gowrie Junction is located just five minutes drive west from Toowoomba's city outskirts, just off the Warrego Highway. This picturesque country community lies amongst the rolling hills which border the open cropping plains of the Darling Downs.

Gowrie Junction contains a small shop, school, community hall and a recreational hall. The town is well worth a stop.

Gowrie Junction: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre


The only road building museum in Australia, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre offers an exclusive perspective of the history of road building in Queensland.

Travel the winding road throughout this unique museum. The exhibits offer plenty of information about road planning, construction and maintenance for you to explore. Cartoon characters and interactive children's trail help teach kids about what has gone into making the 'black stuff' and if you love machinery, then you'll get a kick out of the fully maintained vehicles and road building equipment on display.

Located opposite Toowoomba's airport terminal, the museum showcases the hard work and pioneering spirit which has helped shape Queensland. Learn how the state's road network has been developed, from the conditions under which road workers laboured, to the modern plant and equipment you see on roads today.

Book now and ask for a guided tour through the museum and this distinctive piece of Queensland's history.

You'll be surprised at what you discover.




2-22 Mutze Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 6.8K from Gowrie Junction

Highfields Pioneer Village


You'll marvel at the large collections of 40,000 shells, antique radios and the vintage machinery, alongside the Blacksmith Shop and intriguing Boot Repair Shop, all at the Highfields Pioneer Historical Village.

You'll find everything in working order, including the 1912 Marshall Portable Steam Engine which is used to drive the vintage machinery on special days such as the Easter Vintage Festival. The 1928 Dennis Fire Engine on display is one of the original Toowoomba Fire Trucks. The 1925 Model 'T' Ford Truck was restored in the restoration workshop at the Village in 1993, and is one of many vintage vehicles on display. The B.J. Palmer Boot Repair Shop is a real piece of local history and is a reminder of time when life was much simpler.

Billy Tea and Damper served with butter and Golden Syrup is available everyday from 10am to 4pm.

Run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to preserving the history of the Darling Downs for future generations!




73 Wirraglen Road
Highfields, QLD, 4352

Located 7.7K from Gowrie Junction

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.

This rosarium is being continually upgraded as a living memorial to the people of this city and the district in general.

This has been one of the most successful community projects in Toowoomba, with residents and volunteers contributing donations or in-kind support.

The major planting of roses in the garden was selected from the floribunda, hybrid tea, David Austin and climbing varieties. Of special interest are the Titian and Carabella roses, which were bred in Toowoomba and are just two of the Reithmuller Roses.

The historic Newtown Park is bounded by Holberton, Taylor, Tor and Pottinger Streets. Of special interest to historians is the Entrance Pavilion off Holberton Street where the history of the park and its people since 1912, and the history of roses, is displayed on brass plaques.

The Friends of the State Rose Garden in Newtown Park has contributed to construction and development of the garden. The Friends volunteer from 50 to 70 hours per week, depending on the season, for maintenance of the roses.




Taylor Street,
Corner of Holberton, Tor and Pottinger Streets
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 8.1K from Gowrie Junction

Spring Bluff Railway Station


Spring Bluff Railway Station is a heritage listed site located on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba. Its significance stems from 150 years of railway history and the attraction of its landscaped gardens. In 1914 Queensland Railways launched a garden competition to encourage railway staff to beautify the stations and grow vegetables. The gardens are now beautifully maintained and have won awards in the Carnival of Flowers competition over many years.

The grounds are open for visitors all year round to enjoy a picnic or barbecue or perhaps a visit to the Spring Bluff Cafe for coffee and treats.

Spring Bluff Railway Station has been the venue for many weddings over the years and the quaint country-feel to the Station lends itself to being one of the most romantic outdoor wedding venues in the Region. It's a beautiful spot for wedding photos too!

Whatever the reason for visiting Spring Bluff Railway Station - picnic, coffee at the cafe, family outing, wedding, or just relaxing in the peaceful surrounds - they'll guarantee you'll want to come back for the Spring Bluff experience.




McCormack Drive
Spring Bluff, QLD, 4352

Located 8.2K from Gowrie Junction

Gowrie Junction: Events

Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre Open Day


Coinciding with the David Hack Classic Meet, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre on Mutze Street, Toowoomba is holding a special open day from 8am until 3pm.

Children are invited to join the fun with the cartoon characters along the children's trail as well as test themselves against mum or dad on the brake-testing unit.

The centre's location is ideal for watching the collectable vehicles as they arrive and leave the meet as well as watching the war-birds take off.

Check out the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre - it's sure to be a great day out for the family.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Apr


2-22 Mutze Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 6.7K from Gowrie Junction

Big Band at Spring Bluff


Featuring the sounds of the Jim Miller Big Band, this event brings hundreds of people to Spring Bluff Railway Station. Enjoy the magnificent gardens, spectacular views with food and drink available from the onsite caf?.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Sep


Spring Bluff Railway Station
Spring Bluff, QLD, 4352

Located 7.6K from Gowrie Junction

Easter Vintage Festival


Highfields Pioneer Village is celebrating its twentieth Annual Easter Vintage Festival. The theme of the festival is 'Keeping Time'. Come and experience rural life in the Australian Pioneer days! Milk a cow, learn to crack a whip or be a blacksmith.

Enjoy billy tea and damper made in authentic camp ovens. Don't miss the spectacular Grand Parade and baby animals in the nursery. There will be live music and great food. You might even encounter the infamous bush ranger Ned Kelly! Whether you love history, you're a vintage machinery buff or you are just looking for great entertainment you will have a wonderful time at the Easter Vintage Festival. It is an affordable, entertaining weekend for all ages. Past visitors have come for a day and returned for all three!


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      16th Apr
      17th Apr


73 Wirraglen Road,
Highfields Pioneer Village
Highfields, QLD, 4352

Located 7.7K from Gowrie Junction

Downlands Art Exhibition


The premium visual art event on Toowoomba's social calendar, the Downlands Art Exhibition brings together a curated selection of art from at least eight galleries together with the best offerings of regional artists.

Now in their 30th year, the beautiful grounds of Downlands College become a living, breathing art gallery, with the Graham Centre being redesigned to suit the collection each year.

Patrons travel from far and wide to experience the best and most accessible collection of artworks in the region.

With around 1,000 catalogued items and with prices from AUD25 to AUD25 000, there truly is something for everyone.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep
      11th Sep


72 Ruthven Street
Harlaxton, QLD, 4350

Located 8.0K from Gowrie Junction

The Big Show: Toowoomba Guns, Militaria and Collectibles Fair


At The Big Show: Toowoomba Guns, Militaria and Collectibles Fair there will be 300 tables of antique and modern firearms, ammunition, swords, bayonets, daggers, knives, badges, medals, uniforms, helmets, armour, loading gear, archery equipment, books, jewellery, re-enactors gear, scopes, projectiles, brass, ordnance, coins, models, china, silverware, Australiana and Satsuma. There will be collectibles of all types however the majority of items are Militaria and guns with a wide range of other items as well - so something for everyone!

This is the largest militaria fair in Australia. Please phone them for more information.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep
      11th Sep


Glenvale Road,
Brisbane city 4001
Torrington, QLD, 4350

Located 8.5K from Gowrie Junction

Toowoomba Spring Home Show and Camping and Leisure Expo


This event is a major shopping experience for Toowoomba and surrounding districts. It will host an extensive range of quality home and lifestyle products including building, renovating, green living, home improvements, homewares, kitchenware, electrical, pools, spas, finance, gardening, solar energy and heating, and loads more.

The Camping and Lifestyle Expo is a huge success and returns with a great range of products and services for getting outdoors and enjoying the warmer months ahead with family and friends. View the latest caravans, camper trailers, auto and 4WD accessories, camping equipment and more.


Event Dates
2016
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


Glenvale Road,
44 Duhig Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 8.5K from Gowrie Junction

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