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Highfields

Just a short drive north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway is Highfields, a blooming community with many unique and specialised art and craft stores. Beautiful parks, delightful walking tracks, lovely cafes and an historic village make this a lovely spot to spend a day or two.

With breathtaking views to the Bunya Mountains and a diverse range of local plants, the 4.7 hectare Peacehaven Botanic Park is one of the most outstanding public gardens on the Downs. Nearby Davidson Arboretum is another public park bequeathed to the people with over 400 varieties of temperate deciduous trees, including some very rare species. It is a wonderful spectacle of autumn colouring in May/June.

At Highfields Pioneer Village discover a rare and unusual collection of vintage machinery, a fully operational blacksmith shop and a collection of restored antique radios. Join in the annual Easter Vintage Festival held here over three days.

Within close proximity along the highway you'll find local crafts and good coffee at Abbie Lane Arts and Craft Village, the Village Green where the famous Chocolate Cottage is located, Jacaranda Manor, and Danish Flower Art.

Highfields

Highfields: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 2.7K from Highfields

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 over 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 small 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 3.0K from Highfields

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. Located opposite Toowoomba's airport terminal, the museum is open by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

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.

Showcasing the hard work and pioneering spirit which helped shape Queensland, the museum provides an opportunity to 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.

Call 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 9.5K from Highfields

Newtown Park State Rose Garden


The smell is what hits you first at the State Rose Garden in Newtown Park. The garden is planted with more than 1,500 roses , with many more to be established in the years to come.

This rosarium is being continually upgraded as a living memorial to the people of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. One of the cities most successful community projects, the Garden is both beautiful and well maintained by residents and volunteers contributing donations or in-kind support.

The garden's major planting are from the floribunda, hybrid tea, David Austin and climbing rose 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.

Instumental in constructing the garden, the Friends of the State Rose Garden in Newtown Park volunteer 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 9.8K from Highfields

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 World War I 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. The 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. The original railway refreshment room has been renovated into a stately restaurant complete with fireplace and a display of railways silverware and crockery bearing the official insignia.




Russell Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.3K from Highfields

Highfields: Events

Easter Vintage Festival


Highfields Pioneer Village is celebrating its twenty-first Annual Easter Vintage Festival. The theme of the festival is 'Following Footsteps'. 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!

Tickets are available discounted online!


Event Dates
2018
      31st Mar
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr


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

Located 2.7K from Highfields

Murphys Creek Markets


Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Murphys Creek Markets are held on the third Saturday of every month on Murphy's Creek Road (adjacent to Murphy's Creek Tavern) from 7am to 12.30pm.


Event Dates
2018
      17th Mar
      21st Apr
      19th May
      16th Jun
      21st Jul
      18th Aug
      15th Sep
      20th Oct
      17th Nov
      15th Dec


Murphys Creek Road
Murphys Creek, QLD, 4352

Located 8.5K from Highfields

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, 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 and dancing.


Event Dates
2018
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
      28th Sep
      29th Sep
      30th Sep


Toowoomba City, QLD, 4350

Located 10.3K from Highfields

Wheelwrighting Hands On Workshop


On the day:
You will assemble a complete 12 spoke wagon wheel from a hand made kit provided by their resident wheelwright Kerry Riehl. You will also personally make one of each item used in the construction including a spoke, felloe and hub. At the end of the five day workshop you will have a completed wheel to take home.

Meet your tutor:
Wheelwright Kerry Riehl is a joiner by trade. He has been making and repairing wooden wheels for over 30 years, starting with his grandparents' old carts and drays. Kerry is passionate about passing on the skills of wheelwrighting and is a regular demonstrator at Cobb+Co Museum.

How to book:
Book now or contact Cobb+Co Museum.


Event Dates
2018
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      3rd Oct


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.3K from Highfields

Millinery Workshop with Johanna Guerin - Cloche Hat


On the day:
Cloche means "bell" in French. Create a felt Cloche hat reminiscent of the pieces work by women in the 1920s. Using traditional blocks and techniques, you will create your very own custom fit Cloche for winter.

Meet your tutor:
Johanna Guerin has an eye for detail. Her high quality workmanship has resulted in her hats being worn across the world and at all major Australian Horse Racing events, as well as the Dubai World Cup and Royal Ascot events. Johanna was awarded the RAW Australia Queensland Accessories Designer in 2013. You will see Johanna's costumer millinery on the Empire Theatre stage in the 2017 season of "Wicked".


Event Dates
2018
      11th Aug
      12th Aug


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 10.3K from Highfields

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