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Picnic Point: 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 0.1K from Picnic Point

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 1.7K from Picnic Point

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 2.2K from Picnic Point

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 3.2K from Picnic Point

Picnic Point: 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 is a free service to the public, done by a member of the Gemmological Association.

The kids will love the Fossicking for Children area.

Missing a gemstone in your jewellery? Bring it along and see if you can find a matching gemstone. Create your own unique piece of jewellery: purchase a setting and select your favourite gemstone and have it set before you go home.

Tickets for three fabulous jewellery raffle prizes will be on sale; also hourly lucky door prizes.

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

Catering provided by Toowoomba business.


Event Dates
2018
      20th Oct
      21st Oct


Ramsay Street
Centenary Heights, QLD, 4350

Located 2.3K from Picnic Point

Lightning Bolt II: Invictus Convoy


See the largest post-traumatic stress awareness convoy ever conducted arrive in Toowoomba.

The Lightning Bolt II Invictus Convoy is a procession of veteran bikers, military, firefighting, ambulance, police and support vehicles travelling through four states (17 towns and cities) in October to raise awareness for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and support the Invictus Games. They'll be making their grand entrance to Toowoomba accompanied by two helicopters around 11am to 12pm and setting up at Queens Park until around 3pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along, see the spectacle and chat about post traumatic stress with psychologists, job creation services, first responders and veterans, including Stand Tall 4 PTS founder Tony Dell (veteran, former Australian cricketer and PTSD spokesperson) and, of course, the kids can climb on and into the firetruck.

Join them in shining a light on post traumatic stress and the impact it has on the lives of so many - particularly military servicemen and women and first responders.


Event Dates
2018
      2nd Oct


79 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 2.8K from Picnic Point

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 chefs and landscapers! 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
2018
      22nd Sep
      23rd Sep


87 Margaret Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 2.9K from Picnic Point

Triple M Mayoral Carols by Candlelight


For more than a decade thousands have been pouring into Toowoomba's iconic Queen's Park for the annual Carols by Candlelight events as up to 15000 people are led in traditional Christmas celebrations by a lineup of talented local musicians and singers.

This free event kicks off with pre-show entertainment from 5.30pm, Carols from 6.30pm and concludes with fireworks at 8.15pm. Christmas markets, food and rides kick off at 4pm.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Dec


Corner Margaret and Hume St
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 3.2K from Picnic Point

Toowoomba Art Society - Members' Spring Exhibition


The Toowoomba Art Society's September exhibition has become a much anticipated event. This is a selected exhibition where members are invited to submit new work to be judged and displayed in Gallery One. There will be three major awards - The Anne and Fred Gardiner Award for the best picture, the Nancy Culliford Award for the runner-up and the Harry Hart award for the best experimental work.

At least 60 works are expected to be on display with a diverse range of subjects and media.


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


1 Godsall Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 3.3K from Picnic Point

Picnic Point: 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 1.4K from Picnic Point

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