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About Toowoomba and Darling Downs

Known for its picturesque countryside, busy townships and the garden city, Toowoomba, the Darling Downs region is a prosperous part of Queensland.

Tourists from the world over come to Toowoomba in September each year for the Carnival of Flowers and other major events throughout the year.

Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, Toowoomba crowns the edge of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level, overlooking the Lockyer Valley. 

Living in Toowoomba

As Queensland's largest inland city, Toowoomba offers all the benefits of urban living in a thriving business environment. Being the hub of the fertile Darling Downs region has resulted in a city with extensive manufacturing, education, health, retail, agricultural and professional services.

Toowoomba’s population has nearly reached 160,000 and over the past five years has increased at an annual rate of 1.9%.

There is a good balance of business and recreation with the city home to 13,727 business entities, 150 public parks and gardens and more than 50 primary and high schools.

The Darling Downs

In the western parts of the Darling Downs there are rolling plains and little rural townships while in the northern areas visitors will find hamlets strung along the eastern escarpment, home to nurseries, cafés, museums and galleries. 

The Southern Downs is the perfect altitude for growing grapes and wineries dot the landscape. In the north-west, the Bunya Mountains rise dramatically against the sky and offer spectacular mountain scenery, walking trails and abundant wildlife.

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