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Kearneys Spring: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ju Raku En Japanese Garden, Toowoomba


Discover the tranquility of one of Toowoomba's most peaceful and beautiful parks - the four and a half hectare Japanese Garden at the University of Southern Queensland. Located on the northern side of the campus, it's Australia's largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden.

Its elements of mountain stream and waterfall, Dry Garden, central lake, Azalea Hill, three kilometres of paths, 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants, and lawns combine in a seamless and restful harmony.

Japanese gardens emphasise the use of rocks to create three dimensional pictures. All of the large rocks in Ju Raku En were placed by the garden's designer, Professor Kinsaku Nakane of Kyoto, to appear naturally dispersed in a random way.

Visitors stroll through the garden or relax on the seat near the Dry Garden; it's not uncommon to see artists quietly painting a scene or children feeding bread to the fish or birds, which include swans, ducks, geese and smaller natives. Japanese maples provide a riot of autumn colour, while in spring masses of lilac blossoms hang from the Wisteria Pergola - the perfect backdrop for a wedding.




West Street,
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.2K from Kearneys Spring

Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre (opposite USQ)


Events at the CBRC Baker Street offers you, their valued client, quality customer service and excellent spaces at affordable prices. With an array of choices of function venues they can accommodate from 100 to over 1000 people. Their facilities can provide the perfect venue for weddings, business or social functions, sporting events, convention and trade shows, concerts plus much more. With your complete satisfaction being their priority, their friendly and professional staff are happy to discuss arrangements to suit your needs.




Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre,
Baker Street
Darling Heights, QLD, 4350

Located 1.5K from Kearneys Spring

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 3.0K from Kearneys Spring

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 3.5K from Kearneys Spring

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 4.2K from Kearneys Spring

Kearneys Spring: Events

Traditional Spoon Carving Workshop


Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 2,500 hours experience in spoon carving.

Held in Toowoomba, an easy one and a half hour drive from Brisbane.


Event Dates
2019
      27th Jul
      18th Aug


23 Broadfoot Street
Kearneys Spring, QLD, 4350

Located 0.8K from Kearneys Spring

Old Time Dance


Old Time Dancing to live music with five different bands on rotation. Delicious homemade supper supplied. Dancing from 8pm until midnight every Saturday night. Lucky door, Monte Carlo, lucky spot and raffle.


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Baker Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 1.6K from Kearneys Spring

National Seniors Proudly Presents Seniors Expo


Garden City Branch of National Seniors Australia is hosting a Seniors Expo during Seniors Week. This is an opportunity for your organisation/group to engage with a significant number of seniors.

They anticipate having over 75 displays on the day.


Event Dates
2019
      22nd Aug


Baker Street,
20
Darling Heights, QLD, 4350

Located 1.6K from Kearneys Spring

The Handmade Expo Market Toowoomba


Held quarterly in Toowoomba at Harristown State High School and with stalls both within the auditorium and outside in the gardens around the hall, the market is a perfect Sunday morning outing!

There's a huge selection of stalls featuring the handmade works of talented artisans, makers, bakers and creators. Products include jewellery, clothing, craft supplies, babies wear, toys, home decor and loads more.


Event Dates
2019
      4th Aug
      24th Nov


341 South Street
Harristown, QLD, 4350

Located 3.2K from Kearneys Spring

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 3.2K from Kearneys Spring

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