Picnic Point

Perched atop the crest of the Great Dividing Range is the heritage listed Picnic Point. The panoramic 180 degree views will take your breath away stretching out over the valley to surrounding mountains, the deep gorges below and the world heritage listed area of The Scenic Rim. Picnic Point is 160 precious acres of priceless landscape and on a clear day you can see all the way to Brisbane.

When you enter the park you’re greeted with an avenue of mature hoop pine and South Queensland kauri before the parklands open into gorgeous manicured lawns.

A stroll along the beautiful Pardalote Walk is a great way to take in spectacular views of the Lockyer Valley. The Pardalote Walk follows the very edge of the escarpment. The full length of the walk is about 1.9km with access at a number of points along the escarpment.

Picnic Point is one of those special places that will stay in your memory. You’ll be glad you took the time to soak up the incredible views and breathe the fresh, crisp air.

Parkland Entertainment

Pack a picnic and bring the family along to musical delight and activities among the flower beds. Throughout Carnival our parks will come alive with music, entertainment and blooms.

Please click here for a full line-up of the free entertainment at Picnic Point from 21 to 30 September

Picnic in the Park

Why not pre-pack a picnic, get up close to nature and enjoy the parkland scenery? The Picnic Point restaurant is a tasty option, offering stunning views over the valley and a relaxing rest-stop after a busy morning exploring the parklands.

Don’t miss an opportunity to lick your lips around an iconic violet ice cream at Picnic Point café! It’s a must do when in Toowoomba! The café is perched on the escarpment with views for miles. Café opens 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 5pm Friday to Sunday.

Information Hub

Want more info about Carnival or what to see and do while you’re in town? Visit our Information Hub on Tourist Road for the Carnival low-down, pick up a map, book bus tickets, or even browse the official merchandise. We are open Thursday 20 to Sunday 30 September from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.


Friday 21 Sept – Sunday 30 Sept




164 Tourist Rd, Toowoomba (Google map)