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Japanese Garden, Toowoomba

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
In a city of over 150 public parks and gardens, Japanese Garden is often cited as one of its most beautiful and peaceful sites. Situated on the grounds of the University of Southern Queensland, the property covers an area of 4.5 hectares (11 acres), which makes it Australia’s largest traditional Japanese garden. Featuring mountain streams, waterfalls, manicured lawns, and over 230 species of Japanese and Australian native trees and plants, the garden offers visitors a chance to relax and stroll through an area designed to encourage quiet contemplation. Local artists often search for inspiration in these calm landscapes, and young couples frequently choose this site as their wedding venue. To visit Japanese Garden on your trip to Toowoomba, use our Toowoomba itinerary maker.
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  • Only visited this recently after about a 15 year hiatus...absolutely gorgeous and well worth the visit. Backing onto the USQ, this garden is so peaceful and so well laid out. 
  • If you want to escape the hustle and bustle this is such a tranquil place to have a stroll. Best time to go would be during the week, we went on a weekend and there were so many unsupervised children ...  more »
  • Beautiful Garden to either just wander around, or sit and watch the ducks and geese on the pond. GREAT spot for photographs! 
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  • Put aside about an hour to see the whole place and take photos comfortably. It's very photography friendly and you'll find yourself stopping a lot. Have fun!
  • It's much nicer than the actual Japanese gardens that I have been to. Such a relaxing place to have a picnic and watch the, ducks, fish and turtles. Absolutely beautiful.
  • No take away food stall nor vending machines even for water. But great place for garden & flowers lover. Just as well its free entry by gold coin donation.
  • Very pristine gardens with gorgeous bridges and wildlife. Very relaxing and zen. Next time i will take my good camera and soak up the total environment, just gorgeous a must see in Toowoomba.
  • A great quiet place for a slow-paced walk or a few relaxing minutes on the grass near the pond. Watch turtles and ducks swim in the sun and listen to the little waterfall.