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Postmans Ridge: 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 9.3K from Postmans Ridge

Tosari Galleries


Tosari Galleries is the first venue of its kind in the Darling Downs region. Now discerning art lovers and visitors can enjoy and purchase original artworks and limited edition prints, along with a range of unusual and beautiful Australian designed and made glass, ceramics, timber souvenirs and gifts. Tosari Galleries is an elegant oasis offering a dynamic and unique experience, a visual feast for the soul. Enjoy five gallery rooms each with changing exhibitions and a fabulous gallery gift shop.

Tosari Galleries supports local and emerging artists along with internationally renowned and established artists. Tosari Galleries also exhibits authentic and ethically sourced paintings by indigenous artists from Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Their focus is on unique, fabulous and affordable Australian Fine Art and Design including gifts, home furnishings, cards, stationery, books, jewellery and souvenirs. Tosari Galleries is the ideal destination for visitors and locals to escape and immerse themselves in beautiful inspiring surrounds.

Free gift wrapping. Delivery of artworks and gifts can be arranged to anywhere in Australia. Online shopping available, layby and gift certificates.

Free entry and disable access.




4 Margaret Steet
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.6K from Postmans Ridge

Cobb+Co Museum


Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and is home to the National Carriage Collection which features nearly 50 horse-drawn vehicles and galleries showcasing the natural and cultural history of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

But that's just a part of what's on offer at this interactive Museum, there's plenty more to see, hear and touch! You can follow the clues, meet intriguing characters and play the interactive games in the new National Carriage Collection Gallery, play in The Coach Stop and the Cobb's Coffee Shop Play Pit, touch a range of natural history objects and specimens from and cuddly animal furs to delicate snake skins and spiky echidna spines, participate in the free daily Have A Go sessions or join in the hands-on fun at the annual Have A Go Festival and get the behind the scenes story and join a daily guided tour.

Why not sign up for a creative workshop? At Cobb+Co Museum you can craft items that you will be proud to show off and even give as gifts. Workshops range from blacksmithing and silversmithing to leadlighting and millinery. There are also unique handmade gifts for sale in the Museum Shop.




27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.2K from Postmans Ridge

Queens Park, Toowoomba


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.

A 26.3 hectare green space, Queens Park was planned and developed by Walter Hill, a government botanist and superintendent of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. The many trees which were imported from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world, today stand as grand old trees lining shaded avenues.




Margaret Street,
Bordered by Lindsay, Hume and Godsall Streets
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.9K from Postmans Ridge

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 11.0K from Postmans Ridge

Postmans Ridge: Events

A Room for Wild Animals


See 20 taxidermy specimens from the Queensland Museum collection.

Most of us are familiar with Australian mammals such as koalas and kangaroos, but have little appreciation for the sheer size and form of many overseas land mammals.

In a first for Toowoomba, A Room for Wild Animals showcases 20 taxidermy specimens from the Queensland Museum collection including big cats, bears and deer.

The specimens featured represent some of the most impressive mammals on the planet providing a rare opportunity to experience them up close. These large and (in some cases) controversial mammals are not just valuable collection items. The exhibits featured in this display are part of a larger collection some of which were seized as Proceeds of Crime and donated to Queensland Museum on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia.

Today they speak on behalf of their living relatives across the globe and help us to learn an important conservation lesson.


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Lindsay Street,
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27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.4K from Postmans Ridge

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 10.6K from Postmans Ridge

Heritage Bank Live Concert Series


The Heritage Bank Live Concert series is held in conjunction with the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival. One ticket gets you entry into both the Festival and the Live Concert Series so you can enjoy fine food and wine while being entertained by the most exciting and diverse line-up in the Festival's history. It will be music to your ears - literally!

Book online early to avoid disappointment, tickets available online from 27 May 2016.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Sep
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Margaret Street,
Margaret Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.7K from Postmans Ridge

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a cultural party featuring floral parade, food, wine, entertainment and all things spring! So come along and entice your senses at their iconic Grand Central Floral Parade, Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival, Heritage Bank Live Concert Series, Kids Day Out and many more.


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Margaret Street,
Level 1,
James Cook Centre
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.7K from Postmans Ridge

Postmans Ridge: 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 8.0K from Postmans Ridge

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