When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to re-fuel your hire car to the agreed level.
Where is the branch located?
We are located at 1151 Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd, Toowoomba.
Toowoomba is a two-hour drive directly west of Brisbane. Toowoomba is the biggest inland city in Queensland and packs in activities to match. Toowoomba contains top quality restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual pub meals, boutique shopping and larger retailers, a thriving arts scene, and stunning nature. There are so many parks in and around Toowoomba, the city has earned the epithet 'The City of Gardens' andyou can even download an app to see if one is close by. . There are so many to enjoy that walking to each one will see you exhausted on your first day, so it is best to have a rental car to zip around and fully explore what they have to offer.
The city walks don't disappoint either, with stunning streets all around the city. See murals painted by leading street artists as you walk around with coffee from a local cafe. With heritage-listed buildings across the city, there is history everywhere. The sites are mostly comprised of hotels, pubs, churches, stately homes, government buildings, theatres, post offices and banks. Many of the sites have been repurposed for a new lease on life, housing restaurants, cafes and museums.
If you want to learn the specific history of each building as you drive or walk around the city, pick up a pamphlet in the visitor information centre, located at 82 James Street, in the heart of the city. The centre itself is based on an 1800s style Toowoomba house. For those looking for accommodation or for charging your phone or accessing the internet, the centre also serves these facilities.
They don't call it the City of Gardens for nothing; they are simply everywhere.
While they are everywhere, not all gardens were created equal; some are in a class of their own. Start with the Queensland State Rose Garden inside Newtown Park. Here you can see over 2,000 roses and 250 cultivars. As with any plant, there is a best time to see them, during bloom. For roses in Queensland, this is October through November, but you can still get stunning blooms through to the end of April. With picnic facilities, it makes the perfect place to have lunch. Park your rental car in the sealed car park and enjoy the dozens of varieties in every colour and incredible shapes.
Next up on the garden list is the Toowoomba Japanese Garden named 'Ju Raku En'- translating to peace and longevity in a public place. The garden attracts 100,000 people annually to enjoy the traditional Japanese garden landscape design. With bamboo forests, wooden bridges, immaculately pruned shrubbery, a mountain stream, a lake and over 3 kilometres of paths to wander, the garden is a popular site for weddings and events.
While there are a number of national parks within a 1-hour drive of Toowoomba, you can get your nature fix right in the city.
Beyond the parks, there are some fantastic attractions in Toowoomba. Pick up a unique gift and some fresh produce in the Toowoomba Markets. There are five separate markets offering unique food, gifts, handcrafted jewellery and boutique art. So, make sure to head to at least one of these markets before visiting the region's museums, art galleries, and restaurants.