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Japanese Gardens Toowoomba
The lookout at picnic point
A pair of the Seven dwarfs
Travel Tips for Toowoomba
TOURS OF TOOWOOMBA
As far as I know, there is no walking tour guide for the CBD of Toowoomba.
I think it a pity, as Toowoomba has many handsome old buildings located along its wide streets.
I just walked around the city centre, viewing the different styles of architecture.
Some interesting buildings were the Old Post office at 136 Margaret Street which was designed in an Italianate style and had the clock tower added later.
Next door, was the beautiful Classic Revival Court house that was built in the 1870's. Both are built out of sandstone.
Just across the road, is the very different Strand Theatre which has a very distinctive semi-circular window and an unusual central balcony. [see separate tip]
The Town Hall is another beautiful building which also has a clock tower. It was built in 1900, and is the 3rd Town Hall! Located in Ruthven Street.
This is just a few of the many you will see on your Toowoomba CBD walk.
If you have a car, then follow the Brown little arrows on the tourist signs. This is a driving tourist drive around Toowoomba.
One takes you around Inner Toowoomba, and the second drive takes you around the outer area of Toowoomba. By doing this drive, you see most of the important sights.
Cobb & Co Museum
Cobb + Co Museum, is a part of the Queensland Museum and home to the National Carriage Collection, Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
As well as Cobb & Co. coaches, the carriage collection has examples of a vast range of vehicles from the horse-drawn era, farm wagons, hawkers barrows, delivery carts and buggies to an elegant landau; the Rolls Royce of carriages.
Included in the museum, is an extensive displays on the natural and cultural history of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.
This Museum does research and conservation work relating to horse drawn vehicles, and has education programs, including heritage trades workshops, and blacksmithing.
There is a children's interactive play area - The Coach Stop.
Visitors can enjoy a guided tour of the Museum along with morning/afternoon tea or lunch in the onsite coffee shop
Gifts are also available, you may be able to pick up a different souvenir here.
Admission is $9.50 (2009)