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Darling Downs Travel Destinations & Towns
South West Queensland

Known as the "Garden City" of Queensland, toowoomba is situated on the crest of the Great Dividing Range 700 metres above sea level. Toowoomba enjoys panoramic views, rich volcanic soil and endless activities.

Enjoy any number of over 150 public parks throughout Toowoomba and the region. Many of these parklands are being cultured to represent a variety of international themes. Throughout the city, one can already visit a well established Japanese Garden, New Zealand themed park and lake area, and a wetlands of the world area. During our famous Springtime celebration known as the "Carnival of Flowers", the city of Toowoomba comes alive with vibrant colour and festive spirit. During this time many magnificent private gardens are also open for viewing by the public.

There are many adventure activities to enjoy in and around Toowoomba. Choose from early morning hot air balloon flights, to Harley Davidson motorcycle rides, to abseiling, to sky diving, to horse riding, to golf, tennis, swimming and fishing.

Clifton is located 45km south of Toowoomba. This area is rich in horse and cattle studs, as well as grain and small cropping properties. The area is also becoming known for the large peanut growing industry that it supports.

The Cambooya Shire prides itself on being regarded as the pick of the scenic Darling Downs. Cambooya is one the richest agricultural areas in the region, with a diverse range of farming techniques implemented. Many well known horse studs can be found nestled in the undulating hills and on the rich-soiled plains.

Crow's Nest
The town of Crow's Nest was affectionately named after the local Aboriginal Jimmy Crow who made his home inside a hollow tree. Situated on the New England Highway north from Toowoomba, Crow's Nest is in a very scenic area on the Great Dividing Range. The Crows Nest Creek runs through the Valley of the Diamonds, a deep gorge in Crow's Nest National Park.

Situated in the Darling Downs, Pittsworth is the centre of one of the prime agricultural areas of the world. A combination of forested hill country and rich black soil plains contribute to major productivity for a massive agricultural industry. The town's streets are lined with magnificent Jacaranda and Silky Oak trees which are alive with colour during the spring. The old world wealth and charm of Pittsworth district can be seen in some of the historical landmarks. The existing ANZ Bank building which stands prominently in the main street of town, is a magnificent heritage listed example of early Queensland architecture. The St. Andrews Church is another 'must see' in Pittsworth, with its majestic stained glass windows that have been hailed as amongst the most beautiful in Australia. The Historical Society's Pioneer Park has an excellent collection of many historical buildings and artifacts of local significance.

The town provides modern facilities, a comprehensive range of shops and a number of choices in accommodation. Sport and recreation activities include bowls, golf, tennis, squash, basketball, swimming and fishing

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