The Region

Where culture, nature and food converge — a region waiting to be discovered

Refreshingly Different & Genuinely Special

Toowoomba, with its captivating natural beauty, soaring landscapes, heritage architecture and genuine hospitality is a striking destination for weddings. Nestled on the eastern edge of the Great Dividing Range, within the Darling Downs region, the city offers elevated terrain and scenic views of the surrounding dramatic landscape. With so much to explore and discover, from rare wildlife to artisanal produce and hidden laneways, you and your guests will take delight in uncovering the charms of a region waiting to be discovered.

Toowoomba City Tower
Toowoomba picnic locations

Arrive

Toowoomba is located just an hour and a half drive from Brisbane and two and a half hours from the Gold Coast making it a very accessible region for wedding guests arriving from other parts of Queensland, interstate or overseas.

Main street of Toowoomba

Drive

The region is well connected via highway 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.

Fly

Toowoomba has its own airport, the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, which is located 20 kilometres from the city centre and only 20-minutes from Gabbinbar. You can fly directly to Toowoomba from Melbourne, Sydney, Western QLD and Townsville.

Empire theatre Toowoomba

Weather

Toowoomba offers beautiful weather year-round. Summer is a popular time for a wedding in the region with temperatures reaching high 20s to low 30s. With the arrival of autumn, the region is transformed into a canvas of rich autumn colours and the weather turns slightly cooler with the average temperature sitting in the mid to low 20s. Winter introduces a cool elegance, with daytime temperatures in the high teens to low 20s. During this time the occasional morning frost and fog create a spellbinding stillness across the estate. Spring marks renewal, with a gentle warmth coaxing the return of blooms and warmer weather with temperatures in the mid to low 20s.

SPRING

Summer at Gabbinbar

SUMMER

Autumn in Toowoomba

AUTUMN

WINTER

SPRING

Experience Toowoomba

Toowoomba offers an abundance of must-do experiences to enhance your destination wedding. Immerse yourself in the city's rich culture by strolling vibrant gardens and parks, elevate your taste buds with the region's delectable culinary offerings, unwind at a luxury spa or experience unique outdoor activities, all while revelling in the rich ambiance that Toowoomba exudes. Our selection ensures an unforgettable journey as you prepare for your wedding day in this picturesque Australian destination.

Stay

You’ll find the Toowoomba region populated with quaint Airbnbs, luxury lodges and fabulous hotels that will suit a range of tastes and preferences. Accommodation providers recommended by Gabbinbar have undergone rigorous assessments to earn the recommendation to give you and your guests peace of mind when selecting accommodation in Toowoomba.

Toowoomba’s accommodation options can be found in the most stunning locations and most are conveniently close to Gabbinbar. Make your wedding extra special by choosing a beautiful accommodation experience.

Wisteria Toowoomba AirbnbNorwood Cottage ToowoombaThe Arbour Apartments
Wedding night accommodation
Wedding night accommodation
Wisteria Toowoomba Airbnb

Wisteria Cottage

Guest Accommodation
Quest Toowoomba

The Quest

Toowoomba winery
Toowoomba Culinary Scene

Experience Toowoomba

Queens Park in winter

Queen’s Park

Toowoomba House
Laurel Bank Park Toowoomba
Culture & laneways
Image of Toowoomba Street Art

Street Art

Historic Building Toowoomba
Cobb & Co windmills

WALKING & HIKING

Adventure & Adrenaline
Mountainbiking

Mountain Biking

Toowoomba cows
Clock tower in Toowoomba
Dining & drinks

The Darling Downs is the heart of South East Queensland‘s farming region. Offering an elevated position, rich soil, open spaces and a sub-tropical climate, the area is perfectly suited to farming and produces over a quarter of Queensland’s agricultural output. Not only this, but the region is home to some of the finest wineries and feedlots in the country meaning we enjoy access to one-of-a-kind producers, artisan creators and distinctive culinary offerings. Our menu champions the incredible produce which abounds in the Darling Downs and you’ll find many unique flavours and food fresh from the source at local restaurants and bars that share the same ethos.

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