Toowoomba is a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but come springtime, the region really blossoms — quite literally!
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a journey of the senses… a celebration of all things spring.
Now its 70th year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is Australia’s longest-running horticultural event.
There’s plenty to see and do, with over 60 unique events and experiences over ten days. The main focus, of course, is flowers! There are displays throughout Toowoomba’s parks, private gardens and the Grand Central Floral Parade.
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A great way to see them all is with a tour. The Toowoomba Sightseeing Tour runs twice a day, every day of the festival. The tour is about two hours long and takes you to the best of the best in Toowoomba.
Laurel Bank Park is just one location on the tour, just to the west of the city centre. It transforms into a rainbow of floral delights during carnival time, the result of some serious preparations many months before the event. It’s a real labour of love by the dedicated and passionate people behind the scenes.
For more ideas on what to do in the city: Toowoomba Visitors’ Guide
Another park that puts on a show is Queens Park, and during the festival, they don’t come much brighter than this spot at dusk.
Designed as an interactive space, the Night Garden features immersive light installations and light displays. If that’s not enough to light up your night, there’s a pop-up dessert bar, too!
Make sure you get yourself to Toowoomba during this incredible ten-day event! See you there!