While the cooler months of winter are refreshing at first, it’s not long before we Australians are longing for the warmer weather. So before you get stuck with the winter blues, it’s time to start planning a Queensland getaway this spring.
See the Carnival of Flowers this spring!
Each spring Toowoomba bursts to life with a beautiful array of blooms. To celebrate, the aptly known Garden City puts on a carnival to celebrate all things floral. Founded in 1949, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has become an iconic Queensland event, winning multiple Queensland and Australian Tourism awards.
What does the carnival have to offer?
Each year, the Toowoomba Regional Council plant over 150,000 seeds, bulbs and seedlings to ensure mass floral displays in the spring. The two main displays are located at the Botanic Gardens, Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park. There are other displays scattered throughout the CBD, as well as Picnic Point lookout and Spring Bluff Station. You can explore these displays on your own or as part of a tour.
But floral displays aren’t the only thing on offer during the 10-day event. There are tons of foodie events during the carnival including: the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine, Hats and High Tea and the Qantas Gala Dinner. For the more creative, there are also a range of arts and crafts activities, events and displays for kids and adults alike. Book your tickets here!
Where to stay during the Carnival of Flowers?
Whether you’re looking to stay for a weekend or the entire carnival, there are plenty of places in stay in and around Toowoomba. But if you’re looking for a more secluded place for your springtime Queensland getaway, then book a luxury house at Ravensbourne Escape.
Located 40 minutes from the centre of Toowoomba, this beautiful location is the perfect place to escape the hustle of the city. Perched on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, you can enjoy breathtaking mountain views and the lush surrounds of Ravensbourne National Park. Houses will fill up quickly, so call 07 46978092 to reserve your little patch of heaven today.