Toowoomba city life
Toowoomba has a rich cultural heritage and a distinct natural beauty, with many parks and recreation areas. Gardens and flowers are the symbols of Toowoomba, as the city hosts several events celebrating nature.
The main attractions in Toowoomba include:
- Japanese Garden
- DownsSteam Tourist Railway and Museum
- St. Luke's Anglican Church
- Art Gallery park
- Toowoomba City Hall
- The Cobb & Co Museum
Walk along the beautiful Queens Park or go to the Empire Theatre if you are curious about seeing a play.
Sports fans can enjoy sports events and matches of the local rugby, football, cricket teams. The municipality of Toowoomba also organises national championship events for the mountain biking and motocross sports. Join the annual Carnival of Flowers held in September or Gardenfest in May.
You can enjoy many restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs for a fun night out, particularly on Ruthven and Russell Streets.
International atmosphere in Toowoomba
Toowoomba is not quite a cosmopolitan city, only 13 % of the total population are born overseas, mostly people coming from England, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Philippines. The multicultural environment is completed by the numerous international students.
International companies view Toowoomba as a desirable place to invest, as many multinationals have set a business spot or open a local office here.
In Toowoomba, you will experience four distinct seasons, with warm summers and mild winters. Daily maximum temperatures in Toowoomba are around 28 °C (82 °F) in summer and 17 °C (63 °F) in winter. Snow occurs only ocassionally and mostly on the higher parts of the city. Most rainfalls are recorded from November to March, with January and February being the peak rainy months.