Toowoomba’s laneways are home to some of Australia’s most renowned street art murals thanks to the introduction of the First Coat festival in the local region. These murals have breathed life into the once abandoned corners of the city, that are now home to a number of food retailers. Each year, the First Coat festival sees the CBD’s mural collection expand and new laneways set into the spotlight.
Originally built in 1911and restored in an art deco style following a fire, Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre has served as an entertainment hub for Toowoomba and the surrounding regions for over 100 years. The theatre has played an integral part in the cultural development of the Toowoomba region.
The heritage listed theatre embraces both rich history and fine architecture. With modern seating for 1565 people, the theatre continues to welcome national and international performers and acts.
With an expanding population, an influx of travellers with the recent opening of the Wellcamp Airport and synonymous reputation as Australia’s Garden City, Toowoomba continues to host a number of nationally acclaimed festivals on an annual basis.
Attracting huge numbers each and every year, below is a list of some of the regions most renowned festivals:
Scattered throughout the Toowoomba region, Darling Downs wineries are undergoing a spectacular rebirth. Many micro boutique wineries are now servicing the region, with larger commercial ventures also being established.
Closest to the Toowoomba CBD are the Preston Peak Cellar Door at the top of the Toowoomba Range, the Governors Choice Winery at Westbrook and the Toowoomba Hills Winery at Vale View. Providing personal tastings, light snacks and beautiful settings – a day out at the wineries is always well spent.