When to Fly
Take a flight to Toowoomba, Australia's Sunshine State of Queensland, more than worthy of its nickname, the Garden City. During certain times of the year, the city becomes a blaze of colour as the flowers in the many parks and gardens here burst gloriously into life.
The month of September is the best time to take a flight to Toowoomba as this is when the famous Carnival of Flowers is held, with colourful street parades and activities for all the family. The 10 day event has been running for over 60 years and during this time, the city's many green spaces, such as the beautiful Japanese Garden, are in full bloom and make for a truly arresting sight. Festival highlights include the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine festival and the ever vibrant Grand Central Floral Parade all contributing to it thriving as the longest running event of its kind in Australia.
The best times to book cheap flights to Toowoomba are during the winter months of May and June. October and November are also relatively cheap months compared to the rest of the year.
Toowoomba takes its status as the Garden City seriously, holding an annual Carnival of Flowers each September, the longest running floral event of its kind in the whole of Australia. The general atmosphere here is very laid-back and there is a certain charm to the city centre, the tree-lined streets and friendly locals making Toowoomba seem more like a country town rather than a city. To add to the rustic theme, the city is home to a number of charming country pubs, many serving locally sourced food produce along with traditionally brewed ales.
The history of the city dates back to 1840 and visitors get the opportunity to revisit its colonial past at the Cobb and Co Museum. Amongst other exhibits, this fascinating attraction is home to the National Carriage Collection, featuring a variety of beautiful horse-drawn vehicles. More history can be experienced by walking along Russell Street, one of the oldest avenues in the city and one which is lined with fine examples of colonial architecture. As it is situated over 700 metres above sea level, the city affords epic views over the vast Lockyer Valley from Picnic Point Lookout, where you can also enjoy refreshments at the coffee shop and café.
Who operates flights to Toowoomba?
Domestic flights to Toowoomba Aerodrome and are usually operated by Skytrans.
Alternatively, you can book a flight to Brisbane West, Wellcamp Airport. A mere 15mins drive outside of Toowoomba. Here you can board returning Qantas flights to Sydney and access flights to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. Regional Express (REX) also operate flights in and out of Wellcamp Airport, if you book flights with REX you can fly from Brisbane and others Queensland regional airports to Toowoomba.