[APPROX. 127KM / 1 HRS 45 MINS]
Depart Brisbane and head west towards Toowoomba where you’ll spend 24 hours exploring this beautiful garden city perched on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. Queens Park and the Botanic Gardens are a great way to spend a morning outdoors – grab a takeaway coffee from nearby Burrow Café or indulge in exceptional pastries at The Bakers Duck. Cobb and Co Museum is great for history buffs, where you can also board a sightseeing bus tour of Toowoomba. Take a sunset stroll exploring the laneway art walks downtown. Round off the day with a cleansing ale at Volcanic Brewing craft beers and 4 Brothers Brewing, both in the CBD. Fitzy’s wine bar offers an extensive list of wines and cocktails, with an excellent dining option too at Fitzy’s on Church. Catch a late show at Empire Theatre where you’re likely catch a musical performance, live theatre or dance, or a comedy show as you soak in the lively atmosphere.
[APPROX. 242KM / 2 HRS 48 MINS]
Take the A39 west to Goondiwindi, visiting Pittsworth 39km south west of Toowoomba, to tour its rich pioneer history
at the Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village; Continue on to Millmerran for the views at Commodore Peak Lookout and then follow the historical mural walk in town. The next stop is Inglewood, where you’ll visit the Australian Tobacco Museum and Inglewood Heritage Centre before checking into your accommodation in Goondiwindi.
[APPROX. 356 KM / 4 HRS 22 MINS]
Start your day with Goondiwindi Cotton Tours to explore a local cotton farm and the cotton industry of the region, then enjoy a pleasant riverside walk back in town. Stay on the lookout for quirky laneway art and build up your appetite before lunch at the historic Victoria Hotel, heading off to the Yelarbon Silos prior to your return to Brisbane.
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