Self Drive Itineraries

Explore the beauty of Toowoomba, discover our spectacular public parks, colourful gardens and vibrant community events.
Below you will find a number of Self Drive Itineraries designed to help you make the most of your time at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Some of the attractions and Exhibition Gardens have entry fees. These are identified with an asterix (*) below. Please ensure that you refer to the individual event open times when preparing for your visit.

Toowoomba Parks & Gardens Self-­Drive

Total Drive Distance – 27km approx.    


•       Picnic Point Lookout & Parklands
•       Queens Park Botanic Gardens
•       Hanging Basket Display, Cobb+Co Museum**
•       Boyce Estate Gardens
•       3 x Toowoomba Exhibition Gardens **
•       Laurel Bank Park
•       Japanese Garden Ju Raku En

Download Self Drive Parks and Gardens (PDF)

We recommend a full day to experience this drive. Alternatively you may prefer to split this drive over two days to allow more time to enjoy the parkland entertainment.


Spring Bluff & Highfields Self-­Drive

Total Drive Distance – 21km approx.


•        Spring Bluff Railway Station
•        Toowoomba Exhibition Garden**
•        Peacehaven Botanic Park
•        Highfields Pioneer Village**
•        The Village Green

Download Self Drive Spring Bluff & Highfields (PDF)

Highfields is a pretty highland community around 17km north of Toowoomba along the New England Highway. Discover a historic railway station, beautiful gardens, craft shops, lovely country drives and chocolate!


3 Day Carnival Family Fun Self-­Drive

Valid Fri 27 Sept to Sun 29 Sept 2019


•        Picnic Point Lookout & Parklands
•        Queens Park & Parkland Entertainment
•        Cobb+Co Museum**
•        Night Garden**
•        Scenic Rail Journey to Spring Bluff**
•        Laurel Bank Park & Parkland Entertainment
•        Carnival of Trains & Thrive on Arts**

Download 3 Day Self Drive (PDF)

The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers program features 10 days of fantastic events. But, for this three-­‐day itinerary, we’ve specially selected great family events over the second weekend.
Hot Tip: Secure one of our family friendly accommodation packages now!

Experience a nostalgic rail journey, see the Night Garden, join an art workshop and more….