Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Tour - TOW18
Number of Days: 5
Our fabulous new Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers mini-tour, commencing Saturday 15 September 2018. Our 5 day tour includes entry to the events and carnival, as well as visiting Brisbane and Toowoomba. The tour is a leisurely tour, with minimal changes in accommodation but including an amazing variety of experiences. Enjoy hassle free garden touring and delight in seeing prize-winning gardens in all their glory. Includes many of Toowoomba's most beautiful prize winning gardens. We also check out the floral parade and spectacular floral artistry at St Patrick's Cathedral.
Day 1 Sat: Grand Floral Parade
Join our official event tour commencing from Brisbane Airport. Explore beautiful Toowoomba, high on the range for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Admire stunning views from Picnic Point while enjoying a picnic lunch and a taste of the famous Lavender ice-cream. Travel downtown for some free time to explore the city’s Creative Tanks Art Trail featuring works by some of the regions most accomplished artisans. Mid afternoon, take your place in the reserved undercover seating to watch the spectacular line-up of the Grand Floral Parade presenting fresh floral floats, street performers, carnival characters, stilt walkers and live marching bands. Time to relax before a twilight walk and champagne in Laurel Bank Park and our Welcome Dinner. D
Day 2 Sun: Gardens and Flower, Food & Wine Festival
Today we celebrate spring through the eyes of our region’s passionate gardeners, touring beautiful prize-winning gardens lovingly created and cared for by talented Toowoomba residents. Enjoy the remainder of the day at the Flower, Food and Wine Festival in the magnificent Queens Park. You will have access to a huge selection of activities and attractions to include Celebrity Chef cooking and gardening demonstrations, International Floral Design displays and a wide selection of local food and wine tastings. You will have the option of purchasing your own lunch at the Flower, Food and Wine Festival. Outside the Festival, you may wander through the public floral displays of Queens Park. Own arrangements for dinner tonight. B
Day 3 Mon: Gardens, Wine & Cheese -
Today promises to be a day filled with magnificent prize winning gardens and spectacular views. Begin the day strolling through lovingly manicured prize winning gardens of Toowoomba. Owners have spent months preparing their gardens just for this special week of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Sitting right on the edge of the Toowoomba Escarpment, Preston Peak Winery offers fantastic views stretching eastward to the horizon. Enjoy the afternoon sampling delicious wines and cheeses, then toward evening return to Toowoomba. B
Day 4 Tue: Highland Gardens and Sustainable Farming
Enjoy a scenic drive this morning to the beautiful hamlets of Highfields and Hampton. We visit some delightful prize-winning gardens followed by a visit to the Queensland Auto Museum located on a 20 acre Self-Sustainable Farm – our morning tea stop. You’ll have time to wander the ornamental gardens and learn about the extensive variety of heritage fruit and vegetables grown on the property. Enjoy lunch at the famous Farmers Arms Hotel, an exquisite old pub - the oldest licensed hotel in Queensland. We return to our accommodation via Spring Bluff Railway Station before enjoying sunset drinks and tour at Downsteam Tourist Railway. B
Day 5 Wed: Toowoomba to Brisbane
Before departing the ‘Garden City’ we will take you to another beautiful Toowoomba landmark, the Japanese Garden. Take your time wandering through the colourful displays and water features. Enjoy a cuppa with the curator before reboarding the coach for your trip back down the range to Brisbane and the Airport for your homeward connections. B
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Tour - TOW18
Brisbane to Brisbane
This comprehensive tour package includes quality 3+ star accommodation, air conditioned coach touring, entrances to gardens and activities as per itinerary, breakfasts and special welcome and farewell dinners.
Return airfares are not included in the tour cost however if you would like us to arrange these then we will be pleased to do so. With our access to competitive fares will be able to secure the best available price for you at time of booking.