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Japanese Garden, Toowoomba

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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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  • This was our second visit after several years and we found it to be still beautiful. While we were too early for many flowers the tranquility is wonderful. A must see and credit to those who care for ...  more »
  • The Japanese Gardens are a hidden gem of Toowoomba. Located on the University of Southern Queensland Grounds about 5km south of the CBD, they make you feel like you are stepping in to a genuine Japane...  more »
  • The entry fee is a gold coin donation but the cost would be worth a whole lot more for the benefits you receive. When walking on the little path, that snakes through the trees by the little babbling b...  more »
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  • I am possibly being a bit generous here, but we had a perfect day for our visit and found the gardens quite charming. They may not be extensive, but that can be an advantage at times. If you are looking for an attraction to fill in a whole afternoon or morning, you may be disappointed, but for a quick visit or a place to wind down for a while, the Japanese garden is highly recommended - not too mention great value.
  • It's always been beautiful but now it's got some age to the plants it's simply amazing. A credit to those how maintain it! A Toowoomba hidden gem for sure.
  • Quiet and serene. Beautiful gardens. No kiosk
  • Lovely genuine large scale Japanese Garden. Will only continue to get better over time as it grows and grows.
  • Well kept gardens, though not a large garden, the walk around is easily done, with something different to see around each corner. Plenty of places to sit.

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