garden city of southern Queensland in Australia
Situated 135km west of Queensland's state capital Brisbane and sitting on top of the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, Toowoomba has a temperate climate, spectacular views and fertile soils. A city of over 100,000 inhabitants, it is the centre for the rich agricultural lands of the Darling Downs. Toowoomba is also a centre for education for the region having 12 private and state secondary schools and colleges and is home to the University of Southern Queensland. Its magnificent gardens and parks are celebrated every year with the famous week-long Carnival of Flowers and its numerous restaurants of diverse cuisine, world-class art-deco theatre, cinemas and modern shopping precincts contribute to the attractive life-style.