10 February 2018

Camping: Toowoomba

 

At the beginning of January we took a trip two hours from home to the lovely town of Toowoomba.  We have been wanting to visit Toowoomba ever since we moved to Queensland (two years ago!), and we are so glad we finally made it - it was such a lovely weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring a little of the town and surrounding areas.

Our first stop in Toowoomba was Picnic Point Lookout.
 View from Picnic Point Lookout of Tabletop Mountain (which we unfortunately didn't get time to visit)










We stayed in a Big4 for the first time and loved it!  The gardens were beautiful, the upkeep was faultless, and our tent site was perfect - on a lovely grassy spot with multiple garden beds of veggies and herbs that we could eat (!!!), 5 metres from the BBQ, 10 metres from the pool, 20 metres from the kitchen, and 20 metres from the bathroom... score!









On our full day, we began with a leisurely breakfast and then headed off to Crows Nest National Park for a hike with sunscreen, hats, water, snacks, and baby carrier in tow.






















We had a late lunch at Nest Cafe in Cabarlah.  The food was amazing, and they have a sweet little corner for kids to play!



Our next stop was Black Forest Hill - apparently the "largest display of German grandfather and cuckoo clocks"... and it was beautiful!  No pictures of the magnificent grandfather clocks though, thanks to wrangling a toddler in this very expensive shop.





We did the tourist drive around Toowoomba and stopped at the Japanese Gardens.  WOW!!  I am so glad we took the extra 20 minutes to wander around the gardens - it was so peaceful and beautiful!  Perfect way to end our active day.






Our final day was spent packing up our campsite, visiting the Toowoomba Church of the Nazarene, and having lunch with some friends at Kingfishers Cafe & Restaurant (where the food and beverages were divine!).





Overall, a lovely couple of days away from the normal routine of life!  We would love to return to the area to explore more of Toowoomba and surrounds.

Our biggest love and thanks to Nana and Grampy - your Christmas gift became this holiday!  Thank you!

~Rachel

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