Toowoomba... Carnival of Flowers
Come with us to Toowoomba for the spectacular 75th Carnival of Flowers, where a blanket of colour sweeps over the city and springtime blooms burst to life in every one of the town’s glorious gardens. Join us as we explore both public and private displays during this famous floral festival.
3 Day Tour
Monday 23 September - Wednesday 25 September 2024
Tour Cost (GST inclusive):
$995 per person twin share
$195 single supplement
- Visit Picnic Point, Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park
- Morning tea at Picnic Point
- Visit St Luke’s Flower and Music Festival
- Visit Ju Raku En Japanese Garden
- Lunch at Urban Grounds Cafe
- Guided tour of private display gardens with Barbara McGovern
- Entry to Exhibition Gardens, Highfields
- Lunch at Blue Mountain Hotel
- Visit Spring Bluff Railway Station
- Visit Pohlman’s Nursery
- All meals and entry fees as per itinerary
- Luxury Coach Travel
Day 1: (LD)
Brisbane to Toowoomba
Mon 23 Sep 24
Welcome to our short break to Toowoomba. This morning we head up the range to visit the famous Picnic Point Lookout, perched on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. The lookout and gardens provide amazing views of the Lockyer Valley and Tabletop Mountain. We will have morning tea here before visiting Queens Park with its bright flower beds, large canopies of stately trees and expansive lawns spread across 25 acres. After lunch we will visit one of the Exhibition Gardens followed by a visit to Ju Raku En, Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese Stroll Garden. Roughly translated, Ju Raku En means ‘to enjoy peace and longevity in a public place’. We then head to our accommodation for the next two nights.
Day 2: (BL)
Discover Toowoomba's Private Gardens
Tue 24 Sep 24
This morning, we visit St Luke’s Flower and Music Festival for floral displays, music performances and artisan stalls. We will then visit Laurel Bank Park with its spectacular gardens designed around a common theme, before enjoying lunch at Urban Grounds Cafe. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of some of Toowoomba’s award-winning Private Gardens with one of Toowoomba’s most experienced and passionate guides, Barbara McGovern. We will then head to our accommodation for the night.
Day 2: (BL)
Toowoomba to Brisbane
Tue 25 Sep 24
This morning, we visit Highfields where we will wander through some of the inspiring Exhibition Gardens around Highfields and Blue Mountain Heights before heading to the Blue Mountain Hotel to enjoy our lunch with panoramic views over the Lockyer Valley. We’ll then make our way to heritage-listed Spring Bluff Railway Station to explore the beautifully landscaped gardens before heading home via Pohlman’s Nursery for the opportunity to buy some plants to create our own blooming gardens at home.