Destination guide

All-season fun in Toowoomba holiday homes to rent

Crisp winter air, vibrant autumn foliage, colourful wildflower blooms and warm, sunny summer days –Toowoomba is the only destination with four distinct seasons in Australia. From alpine skiing to summer surfing, comfort foods to warm-weather fare and cultural attractions that appeal in any weather, Toowoomba is the place for families and couples to unwind and relax in the beautiful landscape.


Heritage sites near Toowoomba holiday homes

Plenty of historic sites and museums near Toowoomba holiday homes showcase the history of the region and offer a glimpse into the past. The Highfields Pioneer Village, a local historic area and museum with artefacts of the pioneering past, and the DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, a heritage railway with antique trains and rail artefacts, are two musts for history buffs. The St Patrick’s Cathedral, a heritage-listed Roman Catholic cathedral with stunning architecture and landscaped grounds, and the Harlaxton House, a single-story governor’s house with 19th-century architecture and a veranda, are also great for experiencing the culture and history of the area.


Activities and attractions in Toowoomba

Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Toowoomba a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • City Golf Club (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Preston Peak Wines (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try outdoor sports near Toowoomba holiday rentals

With its defined seasons and vast landscape, Toowoomba has boundless adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. Holiday homes are available near the parks, rivers, gorges and untamed bush, giving you options for your outdoor activities. Bushwalks, birdwatching, canoeing, fishing, stargazing, hiking, climbing, off-roading, swimming and kayaking are on the offer, catering to travellers of different ages and skill levels. Journeys and guided tours also take on different excursions throughout the diverse region, such as wine tours or nature safaris. Whether you’re geared for thrills and adventure or leisurely nature walks and sightseeing, the landscape of Toowoomba never disappoints.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Toowoomba

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Toowoomba. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Laurel Bank Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Queens Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Japanese Gardens (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Peacehaven Botanic Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Michael Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Toowoomba

Fly into Toowoomba, QLD (TWB), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Toowoomba, QLD (WTB-Brisbane West Wellcamp), which is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Toowoomba Station.

How to get around

Transport to Toowoomba holiday rentals

Located just hours from the surrounding coasts, Toowoomba has plenty of airports with international and domestic flights and shuttles to nearby destinations, as well as well-connected roads to get you into the area by car. Coaches, trains and car hires are popular ways to travel throughout Toowoomba, though you may be able to walk from your holiday accommodation to local attractions. Horse-drawn carriages, an iconic form of historic travel and sightseeing in the area, are also available for transport within Toowoomba.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Toowoomba

Artisan foods and creative meals are staples in Southern Queensland Country and Toowoomba. Throughout the area, delis and markets offer fresh-made jams and relishes, seasonal stone fruit, handmade chocolates, farmhouse cheese, locally cured meats and fine wines from the beautiful valley. In restaurants, these distinctive flavours of the region reflect both the cultures and seasons, providing an unforgettable dining experience. No matter the craving, you’ll find creative meals and unique flavours in the restaurants and eateries near Toowoomba holiday rentals.

Where to stay near Toowoomba?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 57 holiday rentals near Toowoomba. From 29 Houses to 9 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Toowoomba for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Toowoomba?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Toowoomba. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Grand Central Shopping Centre: 61 holiday rentals
  • Toowoomba Station: 61 holiday rentals
  • Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery: 60 holiday rentals
  • Empire Theatre: 61 holiday rentals
  • Laurel Bank Park: 60 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Toowoomba listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Toowoomba?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 29 Houses in Toowoomba. Our other popular types of Toowoomba holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Toowoomba?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Toowoomba. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.