The Best Local Secrets in Toowoomba

By Tamika Brettell

Japanese Gardens USQ QLD

The Ju Raku En Japanese Garden is one Australia’s biggest Japanese landscapes. This 4.5-hectare garden is situated within the northern outskirts of the University of Southern Queensland.
Throughout the autumn season, you will appreciate a wonderful view of the Japanese maples that make the garden appear more vibrant and stunning than usual. During the spring season, you can admire the masses of lilac blossoms hanging from the garden’s Wisteria Pergola. This is the reason why this spot is one of the most popular wedding backdrops in town.
The garden is filled with natural wonders and is home to a magnificent waterfall, mountain stream, central lake, dry forest, and Azalea Hill. Its also home to all native Japanese and Australian vegetation. Just like most Japanese gardens, this also uses rocks to create 3D imagery. Professor Kinsaku Nakane from Kyoto was the one who meticulously crafted the placement of the rocks.

Details:
Japanese Gardens USQ QLD
LOT 55 Regent St, Darling Heights
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350
1800 331 155

Email: gardens@usq.edu.au
Website: www.usq.edu.au/about-usq/locations/toowoomba/japanese-garden

Salt Cave

Besides parks and gardens, Toowoomba is now host to the Himalayan Salt Cave. This is a man-made salt cave where visitors can explore and appreciate a calming and healing experience. If you’re sick of all the travelling and eating you did, exploring this cave is absolutely the best thing for you! Himalayan salt is renowned for its detoxifying and immune boosting effects.
This is also known to give relief to a broad variety of health conditions including sinus, allergy, asthma, skin problems and ear infections so those of you who suffer from these ailments will benefit immensely from a trip to these caves!
The caves also offer meditation classes and yoga lessons. You can even purchase bbq salt plates, bath salts, and Himalayan salt lamps from them!

Details:
Toowoomba Salt Cave
192 James Street, Toowoomba, Qld
Email: info@toowoombasaltcave.com
Telephone: (07) 4659 9269

The Bakers Duck

Our Bakery is a collaborative venture between two pioneer hospitality families in Toowoomba- the speciality coffee of Ground Up Espresso and the artisan sourdough and pastries of The Bakers Duck.
We make things the old fashioned way around here. With high quality organic, locally sourced ingredients, attention to detail and a whole lot of love! We pour our heart and soul into everything we create and are damn proud to be rooted in Toowoomba and to serve this community.

Details
Address: 124 Campbell Street, Toowoomba City, QLD 4350, AU
Telephone: +61 1300 339 592
Email: hello@thebakersduck.com.au

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