Toowoomba and the Darling Downs is the perfect destination wedding location. There is so much to explore. The region offers amazing weather year-round with crisp winters, gorgeous autumn hues, beautiful warm summers, and picture-perfect springs. Just 90-minutes from Brisbane and a 90-minute flight from Sydney, Toowoomba crowns the edge of the Great Dividing Range offering stunning vistas, 700 metres above sea level.
Whether you’re seeking a tranquil moment to yourself, wish to explore hidden valleys or pursue adventure in the great outdoors, this region has something for everyone.
Toowoomba is a very accessible city. It’s just an hour and a half drive west of Brisbane and two and a half hours from the Gold Coast. You and your guests can arrive in Toowoomba by car, bus, rail or plane
The region is well connected via highways and road networks including the Cunningham, New England, Warrego, Leichhardt, D’Aguilar, Brisbane Valley and Gore Highways, as well as the Great Inland Way and the Adventure Way.
Toowoomba has its own airport. Toowoomba Wellcamp - Australia’s newest airport. It is located 20 kilometres from the Toowoomba city centre and only 20-minutes from Gabbinbar Homestead. You can fly directly to Toowoomba from Melbourne, Sydney, Western QLD and Townsville.
‘Wisteria’ as it is affectionately known, is a beautifully renovated four-bedroom cottage offering elegant, modern Hamptons living. Wisteria is a favourite amongst our brides and grooms as it is only metres from the gates of Gabbinbar Homestead.
The Cubby is a quintessential Toowoomba art-deco home and an ideal place to stay while visiting the garden city. With room to sleep up to eight guests (three bedrooms plus a sleep-out) and three separate living spaces, every guest can find a place to relax in this inviting home away from home. We love the outdoor-indoor living space which is perfect year-round.
Just a 15-minute walk to the Toowoomba CBD and a 10-minute drive to Gabbinbar Homestead, Nell’s Place is the perfect location for experiencing all that Toowoomba has to offer. Beautifully furnished and newly renovated, this gorgeous home offers three bedrooms and comfortably sleeps eight.
The Teahouse is all about a comfortable home away from home where you can relax and unwind. Located in East Toowoomba and only a short walk to Toowoomba CBD, boarding schools, Queens Park, St Vincent's Hospital and many cafes and restaurants.
Lunch & Brunch
Within Toowoomba’s CBD, laneways, and further afield there are so many amazing venues to choose from. Our recommended cafes and lunch spots capture the quintessential country hospitality this Darling Downs region is famous for.
The Baker's Duck
Enter into a world of mouth-watering pastries, sourdough and coffee – if your visitng make sure to try their famous Strawberry Cheesecake Danish.
Hidden away from Margaret Street, Sweet Talk has quickly become the go-to spot for amazing coffee and food! The vibe is welcoming, the fare is fresh, and always imaginative.
Down a laneway straight-outta Melbourne, Ground Up Espresso took Toowoomba by storm when it first opened. It remains a favourite hot spot in town now due to its commitment to excellent coffee and food.
Dine & Drink
If you fancy a tipple you’re in luck! Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region offers a number of impressive watering holes including contemporary bars, old fashioned pubs, and delightful wine bars.
Toowoomba’s first and original open-air rooftop bar, Muller Bros is made up of two parts; a top-notch Brazilian BBQ churrasco restaurant downstairs and a gorgeous all-weather rooftop bar where you can enjoy share plates, platters, and delicious drinks.
Cork & Lever
Cork & Lever lovingly selects every wine with a conscious effort to support independent and artisan winemakers. With a focus on bespoke drops and organic blends, you’re sure to stumble upon something new and interesting, with a backstory to match.
The Rock is a one of a kind gastro-pub on the Darling Downs. This multi-level venue offers a ground floor, modern dining space and Top Bar with covered deck featuring live music regularly.