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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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  • A good place for families to come and enjoy the pretty scenery, walks and flora. Unfortunate that it isn't spring otherwise I'd give this review a 5. Worth visiting.  more »
  • It's like traveling to a peaceful Japanese garden, only bigger The lake has a few inhabitants that make for an interesting visit.  more »
  • Well we have been to Japan many years ago and it was like walking back in time... The gardens are a I won't say a natuaral beauty for that would be putting down the Gardners who have spent their time ...  more »
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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.