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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  • August 14, 2017
    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 »
  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • August 8, 2017
    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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  • September 19, 2017
    Pretty poor example really. Yes, it has nice orange bridges, but the rest is dry, dusty, brown lawns, brown water, and only one comfortable seating area. There are better ones around.
  • September 16, 2017
    Tranquil and calming. Took our friends who are visiting from Japan. They loved it.
  • July 12, 2017
    The gardens are well looked after and there's some nice view points. Would be better around September when flora is in bloom. It's a shame there wasn't a great deal of peace and quiet but would be a challenge achieving that in such an urban area.
  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful place to take your family and kids. Very relaxing and peaceful. Heaps of ducks and turtles in the pond.
  • September 21, 2017
    Beautiful gardens. Great place to spend some hours walking and relaxing.

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