Explore Nature, Arts and History in Toowoomba
After a day (or more) in Mermaid Waters, The Local Trail in SE QLD takes you inland to explore the gorgeous scenery of the Queensland hinterland. Just over 2 hours’ drive from Mermaid Waters brings you to Toowoomba, Queensland’s largest inland city.
Picnic Point, Rangeville QLD
To start your day, we suggest making your way up to Picnic Point Lookout and Parkland on the crest of the Great Dividing Range. Take in the sprawling views over Main Ridge and Lockyer Valley. If you’ve got little ones they’re sure to enjoy the playground and weekend children’s train. There are walking trails for you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty, from an easy stroll to a nearby waterfall to a challenging climb up to Table Top Mountain. If you’re still craving some nature, check out the Japanese Garden, Laurel Bank Park, Queens Park or Toowoomba Waterbird Habitat.
Cobb & Co Museum, Toowoomba QLD
After soaking up the natural beauty of the area, head back to town and dive into the arts, culture and history Toowoomba is famous for. The Cobb & Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum Network and offers interactive displays and exhibits on Toowoomba’s natural and cultural history. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery showcases Australian and international artists from past and present and is sure to impress and inspire spectators of all ages. There are always events happening in the area, so be sure to check out what’s on when you’re heading to town so you don’t miss a beat.
Top it off with Nightcap!
With a healthy dose of nature, culture, history and arts, we’re sure you’ve worked up an appetite. Luckily your home for the night, Nightcap at Federal Hotel, has some of the best pub grub in town. A local favourite, the Federal Hotel offers delicious food at affordable prices with refreshing drinks to accompany. Tuck into a hearty dinner and crawl into bed in your Toowoomba accommodation - we’re taking you back to the beach in the morning!