Picnic Point Toowoomba

This aptly named spot is a Toowoomba icon situated on a peak of the Great Dividing Range. It is a combination of parkland and magnificent lookouts with panoramic views over the Lockyer Valley. The parkland includes beautiful landscaped gardens, a waterfall, rotundas and a playground under the shade of a giant Bunya Tree.

A number of walks, ranging from 500 metres to over 5km, meander down the escarpment through natural bushland. Signs describing the walks are located at the starting point of each walk. For the really energetic there are some long walking tracks leading down the range and all the way to Table Top Mountain. A 145 bird species have been recorded in the park. Some of the most commonly seen birds are the pale-headed rosella, red-browed firetail, eastern whipbird and Lewins honeyeater.

The catering centre is café by day and restaurant by night with a variety of function rooms. With a magnificent backdrop like the Lockyer Valley, it is clear why this is a favourite venue for weddings.

Picnic Point is one of the oldest recreation areas of Toowoomba. In 1902 the Toowoomba City Council purchased the first 6 acres. Over the years more land was acquired with the park now totaling 65 acres.

The Warrego Highway is clearly visible from the lookout on the eastern edge. This Highway follows the route used by early settlers of the Darling Downs to transport their goods to the coast.

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