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Derrymore: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Picnic Point Lookout And Parkland


Don't miss the panoramic views from Toowoomba's heritage-listed Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland - 160-acres perched high on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, overlooking Main Range and the Lockyer Valley. And if you've been before, visit again because no two days are the same!

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 use the free barbecues and find a quiet patch of grass under a bunya tree, or stop by the cafe and restaurant and take in the views over a coffee or a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's the perfect spot for birdwatching, quiet contemplation or ticking off a bucket-list Toowoomba selfie.

The kids will love the playground and the weekend children's train, and for a little adventure you can set off on the escarpment walking trails to the nearby waterfall or take on the challenge of the Table Top Mountain walk.

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




Tourist Drive
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 6.7K from Derrymore

Toowoomba Water Bird Habitat


Nestled into suburban Rangeville, Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat is a beautiful and diverse wetland spread over 7.6 hectares (19 acres). Environmental diversity is essential if the habitat is to attract a variety of waterbirds. Deep and shallow lakes, areas of reeds, mud-banks, islands and grassy areas provide feeding, roosting and nesting conditions for birds including Ibis, Dusky Moorhens, Black Cormorants, Plumed Whistling Ducks and Purple Swamp Hens.

More than 2000 shrubs and trees attract Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Lorikeets, Rosellas, Kookaburras and other native birds. All of the plants are Australian species appropriate to the locality. Perimeter plantings 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 Wood 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


Set on two hectares, Lake Annand is a pleasant water attraction and well-used recreational space set along Toowoomba's East Creek.

A bikeway passes through the park and 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. You'll see a New Zealand influence in some of the plantings and park design - the lake features a pulsating fountain, reminiscent of the geysers; 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.




Perth Street,
Corner Mackenzie Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 8.9K from Derrymore

Derrymore: Events

Toowoomba Gemfest - Gems and Jewellery


This is a great two-day event for the whole family!

Selling a wide range of cut and uncut gemstones, jewellery, semi-precious gemstones, beads, pearls, fossils, opals, crystal and mineral specimens from all over the world. Carvings from precious and semi-precious stones are great for gifts, including Christmas presents. All items are for sale.

Gemstone testing/identification will again be available. This service, available to the public for a gold coin donation, is provided by a member of the Gemmological Association of Australia.

The kids will love the Fossicking for Children trailer.

Missing a gemstone in your jewellery? Bring it along and find a matching gemstone. Create your own unique piece of jewellery: purchase a setting and select your favourite gemstone. Have it set before you leave.

Raffle tickets for three fabulous jewellery prizes will be on sale; also hourly lucky door prizes.

Inside the hall, around 28 gem traders from Central Queensland in the north, to Sydney in the south put together this two-day spectacle. Around 30 traders will sell their merchandise outside the hall.

Catering provided by a local Toowoomba business.


Event Dates
2019
      19th Oct
      20th Oct


60 Ramsay Street
Centenary Heights, QLD, 4350

Located 8.7K from Derrymore

Celtic Festival of Queensland


The Celtic Festival of Queensland is a celebration of all things Celtic. It is a free community event with live Celtic music, dance, collectibles, Medieval re-enactments, and much more.


Event Dates
2019
      27th Oct


Railway Street
Helidon, QLD, 4344

Located 8.9K from Derrymore

Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine


A signature event of Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the Heritage Bank Festival of Food and Wine.

Find out why the world is beginning to lick its lips over Southern Queensland Country produce. It's simply world-class and you can sample the latest offerings while losing yourself in a vibrant festival atmosphere.

It's three days of spectacular floral creations, prime local produce and boutique wines. See demonstrations from celebrity chef, Adrian Richardson, and landscaper, Dave Franklin! Sway along to the cool concert sounds and enjoy the sublime musical line-up by some of Australia's biggest bands. There's so much to see and do you should consider a three day pass!


Event Dates
2019
      20th Sep
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep


87 Margaret Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.6K from Derrymore

Blacksmithing Basics


Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan.

You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold 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.

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. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for over 15 years.

Age: 16 years and over
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2019
      20th Jul
      21st Jul
      17th Aug
      18th Aug
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep
      26th Oct
      27th Oct
      9th Nov
      10th Nov
      7th Dec
      8th Dec


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.7K from Derrymore

Leatherplaiting Workshop


Learn the basics of the intricate trade of leatherplaiting. Using Kangaroo leather, you will make your choice of an eight strand whip or a 13 strand belt. Kangaroo leather is often used by Australian leatherplaiters as it is one of the strongest leathers available. Its unique structure allows it to be cut very thin and still retain its strength.

Your tutor Bill Webb has been leatherplaiting for over 40 years. He started when he was just five years old and perfected his skill under the guidance of the late RM Williams. Bill is a four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner and took first and second places in the 2015 Australian Plaiting Championships.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2019
      14th Sep
      15th Sep
      16th Sep


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 9.7K from Derrymore

Rustic Furniture Workshop


Join Andrew MacDonald, Wood and Metal Artisan, for a weekend of creating rustic furniture from branches and sticks. This workshop will introduce you to suitable pest variety timbers for basic chair, stool and table making, the tools and techniques to work the materials, options for design of your own pieces, and you will make your own piece of furniture to take home!

Andrew MacDonald worked as a furniture maker before studying sculpture. His art practice combines the practical knowledge and skills of a tradesman with originality and creative design. He has exhibited his pieces in galleries throughout the world. Many of the tools Andrew uses are traditional ones, rarely seen in modern workshops, which he has even forged and made himself. Andrew's metal sculpture can be seen at various locations around Toowoomba and Brisbane.

Age: 16 years and over.
Requirements: Please wear closed in boots (or steel capped), long trousers and long sleeves.


Event Dates
2019
      2nd Nov
      3rd Nov


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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