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City Spotlight: Moving to Toowoomba, Queensland

City Spotlight: Moving to Toowoomba, Queensland

The city of Toowoomba is located 125 km west of Brisbane. It is the largest city and provincial capital of the Darling Downs region of Queensland. Darling Downs is primarily a farming region. In addition to agriculture, mining also is a large part of the economy. The region is situated on the western slopes of the Great Diving Range. Residents of this city benefit from the best of both worlds with a laid back and relaxed atmosphere but also is close enough to the major cities along the coast.

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Toowoomba Central Business District with Mount Lofty in the background”Toowoomba, CBD” by Porjo – Taken with my camera. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia

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“Picnic Point Toowoomba” by Joe Ritson – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Toowoomba-panorama Toowoomba Panorama “NEToowoomba” by Thefives – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Toowoomba: “The Garden City”

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The Alfred Thomas Memorial in Queens Park during the Carnival of Flowers Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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The annual Flow Festival is a chance to show off Toowoomba’s parks and gardens at their best. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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“Toowoomba Botanic Gardens” by Porjo – Taken with my camera. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia

Toowoomba is nicknamed “The Garden City” and hosts the Australian Carnival of Flowers every September. You will see why it is called The Garden City because there are over 150 public parks and gardens in the city. In addition to all the gardens and parks there is a central business district that also serves as the regional centre for business and government services.

Stats about Toowoomba

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Map of the Regions of Queensland Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Toowoomba Central Business District Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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Toowoomba Post Office “Toowoombagpo” by Laserforce at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Toowoomba is the 16th largest city in Australia. With over 157,000 residents, it is the most populous inland non-capital city in the country. The only other inland city with a larger population is Canberra. In Queensland it is the 6th largest city behind Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville and Cairns.

Toowoomba’s Climate

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Toowoomba Climate and Weather Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Residents of Toowoomba get to experience the four seasons. The climate here is a subtropical highland climate with warm summers and mild winters. Average high summer time temperatures reach 25 °C to 28 °C. Winter’s average low temps can dip down to 6 °C or 7 °C. It has been known to snow at some of the higher elevations. Average yearly rainfall is 723 mm with an average of 107 rainy days each year.

Hiring a Moving Truck for Toowoomba

If you are moving to or within Toowoomba, there are two different Budget Truck rental locations where you can rent or return your moving truck or moving van. You can rent a moving truck in Toowoomba or you can hire a moving van at the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Look to our website for monthly special offers to help you get the best pric for the type of moving truck you need.

Things to Do in Toowoomba

If you are moving to a city, it is always a good idea to learn about things to do in the city so that you will know what you can do in your spare time. Of course, there are all the gardens and parks, this list will highlight some of the other things you can do in Toowoomba.

  • Picnic Point
  • Salt Caves
  • Toowoomba Art Gallery Park
  • Historic Spring Bluff Railway Station
  • Crows Nest National Park
  • Ravensbourne National Park
  • Lake Cooby and the Lake Cooby Dam
  • Cobb & Co Museum
  • The Empire Theatre

 

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