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Toowoomba is a city on the southeastern part of Queensland, Australia. With a population of 131,000 people (2012 estimate), it is the second largest inland city in Australia after Canberra, meaning it is the largest non-capital inland city in the country. Toowoomba is 127 km (79 mi) west of Brisbane. It calls itself "The Garden City".

Guide to Toowoomba Hotels

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Toowoomba, Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland
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More on Toowoomba

Toowoomba traces its history to the arrival of botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham in Australia in 1816. He established a large farmland covering 4 million acres in 1827. He called it the Darling Downs, after the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling.

In 1840, the township of Drayton was founded. Originally called The Springs, Drayton grew into the main settlement in the area. Toowoomba was then created as a town that encompassed Drayton as one of its suburbs or neighborhoods. It became a municipality in 1860 and a city in 1904.

Today Toowoomba prides itself as being the tidiest city in Australia. It has managed to preserve most of its historic buildings from the 19th century.

Toowoomba City Hall
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Visiting Toowoomba

Take the A2 (Warrego Highway) heading west from Brisbane until you reach Toowoomba.

Places of Interest in Toowoomba

  1. Cobb & Co Museum
    A spin-off from Brisbane-based Queensland Museum, this museum began in 1987 to showcase horse drawn vehicles. It has since expanded to display the history of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

  2. Royal Bull's Head Inn
    The first inn to be built in the Toowoomba area, founded by an ex-convict named William Horton, who is also regarded as founder of Toowoomba.

  3. The Empire Theatre
    Silent movie theater built in 1911.

  4. Toowoomba City Hall
    The first purpose-built city hall building in Queensland.