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Rockville: 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 1.9K from Rockville

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 2.0K from Rockville

Russell Street Historical Walk, Toowoomba


This self-guided walking tour of Toowoomba's Russell Street will lead you by landmarks of fine historic architecture, many of which date back to the 1860s.

The walk commences at the Railway Station on Railway Street, continues west to Kensington Street and then turns east to the stately shop fronts in the city centre. Buildings of note include the Hotel Norville, Toowoomba's Regional Art Gallery and City Hall and the Whitehorse Building (1912).

Drop in to the Toowoomba's Visitor Information Centre on the corner of James and Kitchener Street for a copy of the brochure to guide you along your way.

Allow a minimum of one hour for a brisk walk and longer for a leisurely stroll.




Russell Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 2.9K from Rockville

Toowoomba Railway Station, Memorial Honour Board


Stroll to the northern end of the platform at heritage-listed Toowoomba Railway Station and you'll find a record that leaves no doubt about the impact WWI had on the locality's population.

The Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees is a magnificently carved silky oak honour board with an impressive listing of 560 names in gold lettering on cedar panels.

Railways Commissioner Charles Evans, a former Toowoomba railwayman himself, unveiled the tribute on 14 April 1918.

Prime Minister Billy Hughes had stood on the platform in October 1916, urging enlistments.

The honour board was artfully crafted at the North Ipswich railway workshops, now the Workshops Rail Museum. Detailing includes columns crowned with decorative motifs of the Queensland Railways emblem, scrolls and shells, and the Australian Coat of Arms.

Toowoomba Railway Station, which opened in the 1870s, was still a bustling centre for trade and travellers. Today, the Westlander passes through, between Brisbane and Charleville twice a week.




Russell Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 3.2K from Rockville

Laurel Bank Park


Laurel Bank Park is a beautiful parkland close to Toowoomba's city centre, featuring spectacular manicured gardens, a scented garden, a playground, picnic area and croquet greens.

As well as containing a collection of exotic trees, the park is home to the Scented Gardens. This unique 'garden within a garden' was created from ideas presented by the Downs Association of the Blind, and occupies approximately half a hectare of the park's four and a half hectares. Fragrant blooms, herbs and shrubs grow in raised beds. Playground equipment and a gazebo complete the park.

Prior to 1932 the park was owned by Mr Samuel George Stephens. In 1932 Mr Stephens donated the land to the people of Toowoomba, making the Toowoomba City Council official custodian.

The gardens were designed by Mr Stephens himself before he handed them over. Mr Stephens was known to many as 'the man of flowers', and it's because of his love of flowers that he asked that the land not be used as a sporting facility, only the Croquet Greens along Herries Street were permitted. The Laurel Bank Hall was built during World War II to be used as a mess hall for the United States naval troops.




Herries Street,
Corner West Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 3.4K from Rockville

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery


Established in 1938, Toowoomba has the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland. The new gallery opened in 1994 and is owned and maintained by Toowoomba Regional Council.

The Gallery is the permanent home to the Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library. Assembled by Toowoomba resident, the late Mr William Bolton MBE, this collection features over 400 significant Australian artworks by such artists as Lionel, Daryl and Ruby Lindsay, Phillips Fox, McCubbin and more. The Library comprises rare books and manuscripts, including letters written by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.

The Fred and Lucy Gould art collection also features, consisting of antique furniture, fine porcelain and glassware, gold and silverware, and other items mostly from Europe, Asia and Australia. The works date from 1700s to 1930s.

The City Collection focuses on twentieth century Australian paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, small scale sculpture and jewellery with emphasis on works by regional artists with regional themes.

The Gallery has an extensive program. Contemporary exhibitions change monthly, while historical exhibitions change three times a year. The Gallery aims to provide diversity of educational activities to complement the exhibition program.

The Gallery Shop offers a variety of interesting gifts and the work of regional and interstate artists.




Ruthven Street,
Next to the City Hall
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 3.8K from Rockville

Rockville: 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 2.0K from Rockville

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 2.5K from Rockville

The Toowoomba Chronicle Exhibition Gardens


There are 5 private gardens, open during the 10 days of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers event. Owners aim to have their gardens looking good for 12 months of the year. On display are large and small gardens brimming with trees, flowers and ideas, which we hope will inspire you. So come along and meet the owners, have a chat and get some advice.
Their gardens have an admission fee, which is donated to Charity.

A group of charitable organisations are selected each year to help at Carnival time. Usually one charity is allocated to each garden where volunteers sell and collect tickets. More than AUD502.660 has been distributed between selected Charities since 1973. Since its establishment , there have been nearly 55 different gardens displayed this way.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Sep
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      25th Sep


79 North Street
Harlaxton, QLD, 4350

Located 2.6K from Rockville

Brewoomba 2016


After a massively successful first year Toowoomba's beer festival is back; again supported by three of Toowoomba's pubs who share a passion for craft beer. Don't miss Brewoomba 2016 at The Mort Estate Hotel, Spotted Cow Hotel and Tapestry Bar.

Tickets this year will include your first craft beer on tap at each venue (that's three beers!) *, unlimited use of shuttle bus from midday to 9pm, unique Brewoomba 2016 souvenir glass and access to exclusive areas and beers at each venue.

*Note: Queensland Responsible Service of Alcohol laws apply.


Event Dates
2016
      6th Aug


Cnr Ruthven and Campbell Sts
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 3.2K from Rockville

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