ToowoombaToowoomba, also known as “The Garden City,” is one of the most beautiful vacation places in Australia. Located in the Darling Downs section of Queensland, the city hosts a number of events each year that draw thousands of visitors.

Since Toowoomba is a city of many flower festivals, it's only natural that tourists visit The Japanese Garden. This absolutely beautiful spot has a wonderful calming effect. The lovely well-kept gardens have adjacent walkways, duck ponds and many picnic areas. The same can be said for Laurel Bank Park and Queens Park. Both are relaxing getaways with hundreds of plants and flowers. Laurel Bank displays gardens from areas all over the world.

Visitors can also tour the Cobb+Co Museum with interactive exhibits that present hundreds of years of Australian history. The Downstream Tourist & Railway Museum is a great place for children to learn about the country's railway system. Tourists who love art should take a peek inside the Tosari Galleries, with its beautiful and interesting art displays. The museum also has a gift shop that carries jewelry, t-shirts and many other gift items that will wow the folks back home.

Have a great time at Toowoomba's one and only Treasury Casino. Enjoy several multi-reel slot machines, roulette, craps and table games including blackjack, craps and much more. Try your luck at one of the many weekly poker tournaments that include jackpots of over $1 million. The casinos have nightly entertainment including live bands. Players can get drinks and snacks at the bar or have sit down meals at one of the many restaurants.

Toowoomba also has a wide variety of entertainment centers, kiddie activities, spas, shopping centers and clubs to choose from. The annual Carnival of Flowers, held every September, is one of the largest flower events in the world. This attraction alone draws thousands of visitors to the city.