Toowoomba

Toowoomba Street Art - Drapl

Toowoomba’s annual street art festival

A highlight in the May calendar for fans of outdoor art is Firstcoat, the Toowoomba street art festival.  First Coat is an initiative where local and international artists are invited to revive a city wall with colour, drama and creativity.  Legal walls are volunteered by local business…

Toowoomba lookout

Picnic Point Park & lookout in Toowoomba

The Picnic Point Park and lookout is a popular Toowoomba spot for leisurely coffees, family picnics and short walks. Located on a peak in the Great Dividing Range it provides excellent panoramas out onto the Lockyer Valley plains below and is the starting point for…

Japanese Garden

Ju Raku En – A Japanese Garden in Toowoomba

During our weekend road trip I couldn’t resist a visit to this Japanese Garden in Toowoomba.   We love Japan and we always include a variety of gardens on our travelsthere whether they’re parks or part of temple and castle complexes.  These are 10 of our…

Lake Galletly

Lake Galletly & Lenore in the Lockyer Valley

Over the weekend we set out to explore the Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba area.  It’s about a 90 minute drive from Brisbane in good traffic.  The Lockyer Valley’s an interesting drive, quite different to the coast to the north and south, it’s rich farmland and…