Toowoomba national parks and parks

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    STOP IN AND VISIT AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST AND MOST TRADITIONALLY DESIGNED JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    YOU CAN SEE SOME BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF THE LOCKYER VALLEY FROM PICNIC POINT LOOKOUT: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    CROWS NEST NATIONAL PARK INCLUDES SPECTACULAR CREEK SCENERY, GRANITE OUTCROPS, A SCENIC WATERFALL AND EUCALYPT FOREST: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    RAVENSBOURNE NATIONAL PARK IS POPULAR FOR BUSHWALKING (HIKING): Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Picnic Point Lookout & Parkland

Picnic Point has beautifully landscaped parklands with barbecue and picnic facilities and spectacular views over the city and the Lockyer Valley from the lookouts. There are some very long walking tracks, which lead down the range, some all the way to Table Top Mountain.

Tourist Drive
Toowoomba, Queensland
Phone (07) 4639 3797

Japanese Gardens

Australia's largest and most traditionally designed Japanese stroll garden. Attractions in the gardens include a mountain stream and waterfall, dry garden, central lake, azalea hill, three kilometres of paths, 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants.

West Street
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland
Phone (07) 4631 2161

Ravensbourne National Park

Ravensbourne National Park preserves the best remaining examples of the rainforest that originally covered this part of the Great Dividing Range.

This day-use park has short walks through rainforest and eucalypt forest, and an amazing array of native birdlife.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), with panoramic views over the range towards Brisbane, the Scenic Rim and the Lockyer Valley.

Camping

There is no camping available in the park.

Location

Located 32 km north of Toowoomba.


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Crows Nest National Park

Spectacular creek scenery, granite outcrops, a scenic waterfall and eucalypt forest in the headwaters of Crows Nest Creek are protected in Crows Nest National Park on the Great Dividing Range west of Brisbane.

Few places have such a wonderful variety of eucalypt trees from gums to stringybarks, bloodwoods and ironbarks, delighting the amateur naturalist.

The park is a haven for wildlife including platypus, swamp wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots, lace monitors, birds, and the brush-tailed rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata), which is vulnerable to extinction in Queensland.

Activities

Bushwalking (hiking), viewing wildlife.

Camping

There is no camping available in the park.

Location

Located 56 km north of Toowoomba.


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