Spring really is a lovely time of the year on the Gold Coast, especially when the flowers start blooming. In turn, this makes saunters around the city even more glorious. Because, who doesn’t love flowers, right? This September, you can catch tremendous seas of colour at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
For a whole month, this Insta-worthy flower festival will take over Queens Park in Toowoomba, which is just over two north-west of the Gold Coast. In previous years, the celebration has attracted massive crowds, and with good reason – the displays are magnificent and the events are guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
The floral exhibits aren’t the only thing Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is bringing this year, though. You’ll also be able to see an illuminated after-dark light show at the Botanic Gardens, catch a flick at an outdoor cinema, and also watch fireworks set the sky ablaze. Be sure to look out for the Grand Central Floral Parade as well, which is a favourite at the festival.
As for food, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the return of #treATS, which showcases Toowoomba’s best cafes, pubs, cocktail bars more, serving up exclusive specials for just $10-20. The Festival of Food & Wine will also be making a comeback to Queens Park from September 9 – 11. Here, you’ll get the chance to taste the region, with some of the best local producers making an appearance. Live music will also soundtrack your sampling session.
To check out the full program for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, click here. Start planning your springtime getaway.