Visit Toowoomba – Home to Carnival of Flowers Festival – Events & Caravan Parks
Toowoomba, also referred to as the renowned ‘Garden City’, is located in the Darling Downs region about 1.5 hours’ drive west of Brisbane. It has become Queensland’s largest inland City and is a great town to visit if you’re looking for a historical country escape. It’s also home to our Winjana RV factory and workshop!
If you’re planning a trip out this way, check out the following annual events that happen in Toowoomba and the surrounding region that you won’t want to miss! We’ve also put together a list of some caravanning accommodation options.
Toowoomba Royal Show
The Toowoomba Royal Show is a great family event that showcases the region’s best agriculturalists and horticulturalists. The annual Show can include world class acts, rides, a sideshow alley, food, entertainment, animals, rides, and competitions. Get ready for next year’s event from 18-20 April 2024!
Queensland Outdoor Adventure Expo
If you’re looking for a caravanning event, you’ll want to check out the annual Queensland Outdoor Adventure Expo! It’s located at the Toowoomba Showgrounds and each year we have our own Winjana RV van exhibit. It’s a great event with food and entertainment. The Expo showcases not only caravans but also camping gear, 4×4 vehicles, fishing equipment, and more. Stay tuned for the 2024 dates, with the event usually taking place the last week of July each year.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is one of the region’s most iconic events and tourist attractions. It is held every year during the month of September. There are fun things to see and do for every age group – the Grand Central Floral Parade, sideshow alley, arts and crafts, the Festival of Food & Wine, music, tours, fireworks, and of course the spectacular floral garden displays!
Hampton is a rural town 30 minutes’ drive north-east of Toowoomba. It is known as the heart of the High Country, and is surrounded by beautiful forests in a climate that makes it one of the best places to grow avocados and rhubarb. Each year, on the third Sunday in May, there is the Hampton Festival which is a popular celebration of local food, wine, art, and culture. It’s hard to leave without taking home some of the local fresh produce!
Crows Nest Country Music Festival
Crows Nest is another rural town located in the High Country. It is approximately 40 minutes’ drive north-east of Toowoomba, and 10 minutes’ drive from Hampton. Crows Nest is a warm and friendly district in a picturesque location. One of the town’s annual events is the Crows Nest Country Music Festival which features both country music and bush poets. The Festival week can include activities such as main shows, a poets breakfast, dinner and entertainment, and a meet and greet BBQ. The next event is June 10-16 2024.
Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park, Toowoomba
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the heart of town, then check out the Jolly Swagman Accommodation Park in Toowoomba. Its location provides a convenient short walk to local shops, restaurants, and renowned gardens – Queens Park and Laurel Bank Park. The accommodation includes powered sites for campers, caravans, and motorhomes. The Park’s facilities include a laundry, free Wi-Fi, BBQ area, and dump points.
Big4 Toowoomba Holiday Park
The Big4 Toowoomba Holiday Park is located in South Toowoomba, only 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre and 5 minutes’ drive away from the Japanese Garden. The Park is a great place for families that is dog friendly, and offers ensuite and powered sites. The features and facilities include a swimming pool, jumping pillows, kid’s playground, award winning gardens, camp kitchen, BBQ area, fresh herb garden, amenities, dump point, and laundry.
The Toowoomba Showgrounds also operates as a spacious caravan park 15 minutes’ drive west of the city centre. It is situated on over 245 acres of land with a beautiful lake. Pets are allowed, and there are no bookings required! The facilities include large vehicle parking, hot showers, power and water (subject to availability), and a dump point. Just note that the Showgrounds do not allow tents, swags, or sleeping in cars, and are closed for large events so it’s best to check ahead.
Chapman Park, Hampton
If you’re out Hampton way, a popular area for visitors to stay at is Chapman Park. The Park has amenities, a playground, and is home to the Hampton Visitor Information Centre. Across the other side of the New England Highway is the Hampton Store – a ‘mini mart’ with takeaway food, groceries, and coffee. Just note, the Hampton Festival takes place at Chapman Park so the Park is closed for accommodation at this time.
Crows Nest Tourist and Caravan Park
The Crows Nest Tourist and Caravan Park offers 4-star accommodation and is set on acres of land with gardens and a lake. The Park is pet friendly and accommodates for camping and caravans with ensuite sites, powered and non-powered sites, and self-contained sites. The onsite facilities include a Group Club House, camp kitchens, picnic areas, bird aviary, heated pool, playground, laundry, amenities, dump point, and high-speed EV charger.
Keen to learn more about Winjana RV?
If you’re visiting the region, why not stop in at our factory for a visit? We’re based in the heart of Toowoomba at 2 Buchanan St (Cnr Isaac St). You can also contact us direct and we’d be happy to assist and answer any questions.
Winjana RV (Adventure RV P/L)
Contact: Andrew Brennen on (07) 4638 3576