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Withcott: 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 5.9K from Withcott

Withcott: Events

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
      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 7.1K from Withcott

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 7.1K from Withcott

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 7.1K from Withcott

Wooden Wagon Wheel Workshop (Wheelwrighting)


You will assemble a complete twelve 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.

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.

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


Event Dates
2019
      28th Sep
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 7.1K from Withcott

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
      27th Jul
      28th Jul
      29th Jul


27 Lindsay Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 7.1K from Withcott

Curator Conversation


Presented on the first Wednesday of each month at 2.30pm.

Curator Conversation is a series of entertaining talks hosted by Queensland Museum Curator Jeff Powell.

When: Wednesday 7 August 2019, 2.30pm.

Theme: Brian Gilroy, Chairman of Toowoomba Rugby League, will present: From Frogs Hollow to the Top of the World: Celebrating 100 years of Toowoomba Rugby League.

In his talk, Brian will trace the early years of Rugby League in Toowoomba. From its forgotten history prior to World. War Two through to its official beginnings in 1919, he will continue to cover its progress to 1924 and 1925 when Toowoomba was rated as the best Rugby League team in the world.

Bookings not required - just turn up.

Free with admission. Admission is free for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council area.


Event Dates
2019
      7th Aug


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 7.1K from Withcott

Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop


Further your blacksmithing skills and create your own fireside and barbecue tool set.

On the day:
Move to the next level and learn scroll work and make a decorative fire poke and rake. Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop.

After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in the Blacksmithing Project Workshops.

Meet your tutor:
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.

Spectators are welcome.

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


Event Dates
2019
      31st Aug
      1st Sep
      19th Oct
      20th Oct


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 7.1K from Withcott

Silversmithing Workshop


Discover a variety of chain making and linking methods and create your own unique chain under the instruction of seasoned silversmith Dan Cox.

This workshop is conducted by renowned silversmith, Dan Cox. Specialising in handcrafted jewellery, Dan has conducted workshops throughout Queensland and has exhibited his work across Australia and internationally. Dan enjoys working with clients and students to create one-off meaningful pieces.

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


Event Dates
2019
      16th Nov
      17th Nov


27 Lindsay Street
East Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 7.1K from Withcott

Withcott: 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 4.6K from Withcott

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