FAQs

Where is the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers?

Toowoomba is located in Southern Queensland, just a 90 minute drive from Brisbane.  Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a 10 day program of events consisting of 15 feature events and over 60 community-run events and activations. Events and displays are located at different venues across Toowoomba city and the surrounding regions.

Accessibility?

All of the public parks and gardens have disabled access facilities. Most of the main events have disabled access and disabled access parking.

Our Top Accessible Parks & Gardens Recommendations
•Queens Park Botanic Gardens
•Laurel Bank Park
•Picnic Point Parkland
•Peacehaven Botanic Park
•Japanese Garden Ju Raku En (limited access)
•Spring Bluff (limited access)

A Toowoomba CBD accessibility map is available to download here.

Accessible accommodation options in the Toowoomba region are listed here. September is a busy time in Toowoomba so book early to avoid disappointment.

Where can I park?

Limited parking is available at each of the event sites and public parks and gardens. For a stress-free alternative, take the Park Shuttle Bus. Park at the designated parking location at Picnic Point (Heller Street Park) and let the shuttle driver do all the hard work. The circuit includes Picnic Point, Queens Park Botanic Gardens, CBD Bus Interchange and Laurel Bank Park.

Can I bring my dog?

Dog owners are permitted to bring their dog to public parks and gardens provided they are on a leash. For safety reasons, dogs aren't permitted into the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine or any other events.

What is the refund policy on tickets?

The terms and conditions for other tours and events vary. Please read the terms and conditions carefully prior to purchasing a ticket.

Can I transfer my tour ticket to another day?

Provided more than 24 hours notice is given and provided there are available spots, it might be possible to transfer your tour ticket to another day. Please contact the Carnival team at info@tcof.com.au

Can I buy a concession ticket?

The concession ticket type can be purchased if you possess a valid Australian student card, seniors card or pension card.

Where can I find more information on Toowoomba accommodation?

The Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre, located at 86 James St, offers a wealth of knowledge on local hotels, motels, apartments and camping grounds. They also receive regular updates on accommodation vacancies. For advice on accommodation, please call the Information Centre on 1800 33 11 55. It is highly recommended that you book accommodation as early as possible, as it tends to book out over the 10 days of Carnival.

What are the addresses of the private gardens?

There are a number of private gardens available to view during Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.  These details are available through Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens and The Chronicle Garden Competition event pages.

Please note:  The Chronicle Garden Competition winners are announced on Friday 20th September 2019 in the Toowoomba newspaper The Chronicle, as well as the list of all other private garden addresses. Please purchase The Chronicle newspaper from location news agencies in Toowoomba on the 20th September for the list of winners and addresses.

Are the gardens free to visit?

The public parks and gardens, such as Queens Park Botanic Garden, Laurel Bank Park, Picnic Point Park, Newtown State Rose Garden, USQ Japanese Garden, Peacehaven Botanic Park and Boyce Gardens are all free to visit. The private gardens that are part of The Chronicle Garden Competition are also free to visit and are open between the hours of 9am and 5pm during the 10 days of Carnival. The four Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens, usually past competition winners, ask for a small entry fee.