Regular Bikes and E-Bikes Available for Hire. Did you know Toowoomba boasts over 70 kilometres of pathways for cyclists as well as designated mountain bike trails. On the saddle you can enjoy relaxed cruising around the city, along the escarpment or get your heart racing and blood pumping as you ride the trails in Jubilee park. Bikeline is only 300 metres from Vacy Hall.
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QUEENS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDENS
A stroll through the State Heritage listed Queens Park and Botanic Gardens is an absolute must for any visitor to the Garden City. Set across more than 25 picturesque hectares, the parkland has been enjoyed by generations of locals and regional visitors since it first opened to the public in the late 1800s. It’s a beautiful calm space where nature showcases its seasonal offerings, alongside the city’s bustling CBD.
PICNIC POINT LOOKOUT
Picnic Point is situated about 700 metres above sea level and offers visitors superb views east over the Lockyer Valley. With a history spanning over 140 years, Picnic Point is one of the largest parklands in Toowoomba and in the past offered visitors cans of fresh mountain air, the camera obscura, and Peters ice creams at the Picnic Point kiosk which has evolved into a busy contemporary restaurant, cafe and function centre. The cafe trades 7 days a week.
Toowoomba’s European settlement dates back over 170 years and there’s an impressive collection of history that’s been preserved for the benefit of all generations. There’s also some ancient aboriginal sites well worth exploring. Some of the highlights include:
RAVENSBOURNE NATIONAL PARK
Discover towering trees, palm groves, trickling streams and amazing birdlife in the best remaining example of the rainforest that originally covered this part of the Great Dividing Range. Local Aboriginal people and those travelling to the bunya feasts in the Bunya Mountains used the area extensively. Rainforest hardwoods, red cedar Toona ciliata and other timbers were felled from about the 1860s.