A weekend away in Toowoomba
Experience the youthful, creative-cool vibe sweeping through this grand old town
Toowoomba as street art capital. Who would have thought it? Like me, you might know Toowoomba as the big-hearted country town with a whiff of well-to-do thanks to its historic homes, prestigious boarding schools, and bountiful gardens. Three generations of my family grew up on its wide, tree-lined streets, so my affection runs deep. But nostalgia aside, a recent trip with my partner had me looking at Queensland’s Garden City with fresh eyes. Toowoomba is in a state of invigoration, led by a passionate new generation of locals who are bringing everything from street art and rooftop bars to boutique shopping and semi-sourdough croissants.
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Hidden mountain pools where the water feels like silk, tumbling waterfalls framed by dewdrop-splashed ferns, secluded picnic spots on the banks of a babbling brook – if ever a destination was designed for romance by Mother Nature herself, it would have to be the Tweed Valley in northern NSW.
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